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#1 legacyak

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 09:36 AM

I have a 2000 Outback with 165,000. I just changed the oil on Saturday with Valvoline Maxlife FULL synthetic and a bottle of the new Lucas Synthetic Oil Stabilizer. Can I go 5,000 miles easily before changing oil? Is it safe?

#2 Rooster2

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 10:41 AM

Yes, I would think so.

#3 chef_tim

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 10:52 AM

I go 15,000 miles on synthy oil with a filter change and top off every 5,000 miles. Your wasting money if you change it out every 5000 miles, might as well go with dino oil at that rate.

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Posted 26 May 2008 - 11:31 AM

[...]Valvoline Maxlife FULL synthetic and a bottle of the new Lucas Synthetic Oil Stabilizer. Can I go 5,000 miles easily before changing oil? Is it safe?

Assuming you're using a high-quality oil filter, 5,000 miles may be overly conservative. It's somewhat dependent on driving conditions -- length of trips, speed, ambient temperatures, etc., all play a part in determining what's a reasonable interval.




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