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Old 03-30-2013, 04:20 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I am about to hit 60K so the miles are racking up.

Any advice? 2006 Camry 4 Cylinder
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:27 PM
 
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Probably little point in switching as long as the engine does not show signs of oil use. That particular engine should be good for 150K-200K miles without being badly worn.
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:48 PM
 
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Isn't "Mobile 1" motor oil only available in Alabama?

If that is the case, you might want to consider Mobil 1, as it is available at stores nationwide--including Costco, where it sells at a substantial discount.

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Old 03-30-2013, 05:14 PM
 
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How about you switch to synthetic oil and don't worry with all that sales pitch bs about high mileage oils and such? And save mopney, actually, as you are changing oils two to 3 times less often with good synth?
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Northern MN
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If your owners manual says to change it every 6k you should do so with synthetic or conventional oil.
Your engine is producing just as much contaminants no matter which oil you use.
Only do extended change intervals if you have installed a bypass filtration system to clean the oil.

You can go to synthetics as soon as your engine is broken in.
If it was not the factory fill.


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How about you switch to synthetic oil and don't worry with all that sales pitch bs about high mileage oils and such? And save mopney, actually, as you are changing oils two to 3 times less often with good synth?
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:11 PM
 
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You can just take the guesswork out and get a used oil analysis. Get a free kit from a company like Blackstone and have it analyze your oil. That will tell you what's going on in your engine and give you an idea what oil you should use.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Northern MN
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The kit is free.
The analysis starts at $25, for that you can buy a gallon of oil.
They won't tell you what oil to use.
They will make recommendations on when to change it or the filter.
They will tell you what they found in your oil.

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You can just take the guesswork out and get a used oil analysis. Get a free kit from a company like Blackstone and have it analyze your oil. That will tell you what's going on in your engine and give you an idea what oil you should use.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:12 PM
 
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I am about to hit 60K so the miles are racking up.

Any advice? 2006 Camry 4 Cylinder
Don't bother. Just use whatever oil you're using, and change your oil AND filter regularly.
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Old 04-01-2013, 06:04 AM
 
Location: NY
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Isn't the answer to this thread on the bottle?

Mobil 1 high mileage is advertised as being for cars with over 75K miles.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Northern MN
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And it will not hurt a thing even in a new engine.

There has to be a leak for the oil to come into contact with to swell the seal.
so all you will have are some additives that are not utilized.

as long as the oil had the right specs for your engine it's just fine to use.

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Isn't the answer to this thread on the bottle?

Mobil 1 high mileage is advertised as being for cars with over 75K miles.
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