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Mobil 1 & Miles between Oil Changes?

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Fastraveller, May 24, 2014.

  1. May 24, 2014 at 9:41 PM
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    Fastraveller

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    Hello everyone,

    I am going to do my first oil change on my 2013 4.6 Tundra. I have always read that using full synthetics significantly extends the number of miles between required oil changes (sometimes even double the interval). Can any of you Mobil 1 users tell me how many miles you drive between oil changes? I drive a normal combination of around-town and highway but I've put on quite a few miles in the 6-7 weeks I've owned the truck so I want to run good oil.

    Thanks,

    David
     
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  2. May 24, 2014 at 10:04 PM
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    csuviper

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    5k miles between changes for me
     
  3. May 25, 2014 at 7:28 AM
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    I've used Mobile1 syn. since I bought mine in 07. I've gone anywhere between 5k and 7k on my oil changes. All depending on where I've driven, towed or how the oil looks. I have 60k on it and running fine.
     
  4. May 25, 2014 at 8:36 AM
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    I try for 5k but I don't fret it if it goes a little above that.
     
  5. May 25, 2014 at 2:34 PM
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    5k and I use synthetic. Treat your engine good, and it'll treat u good
     
  6. May 27, 2014 at 8:45 PM
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    What all these guys said. Mobil 1, 5k here with no stress if I am a little "over"..
     
  7. May 28, 2014 at 8:06 PM
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    Chas of MRT

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    same, 5-7 is more than safe. Ive got about 150k and beat the crap out of my truck - it purrrrrs
     
  8. Jan 1, 2017 at 6:08 PM
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    I run Mobil 1, 0w-30 year-round! I have done some Blackstone oil analysis since new. With the TRD SuperCharger, results indicate that 7-8,000m miles is no problem. I do prefer the TRD oil filters for extended intervals. I do some towing, and hunting off-road. Wyoming temperature extremes generally can go from a low of -20F, to highs of mid 90's F.
     
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  11. Jan 1, 2017 at 8:10 PM
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    I always changed my FJ at 3K miles. Always. Mobile 1 synthetics. Still running like a champ at 143k very rough miles.
     
  12. Jan 1, 2017 at 9:02 PM
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  13. Jan 2, 2017 at 6:24 AM
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    I change every year, which amounts somewhere between 2000 and 3000 miles. My wife's Nissan van, on the other hand, is changed every 6 months. Since 6 of us can't fit in my truck, wife's van racks up many more miles than mine. I use Mobil 1 full synthetic for both.
     
  14. Jan 2, 2017 at 9:22 AM
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    I run Amsoil full synthetic and change it once a year or about 20k miles. 90k and no issues. You should be able to do 15k with Mobile 1 full synthetic
     
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  15. Jan 2, 2017 at 2:28 PM
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    Cool beans, Steve! I'm gonna give them a try. Thanks for posting!
     
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  17. Jan 2, 2017 at 3:40 PM
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    I had, of I should say the CR-V, had high "dirt " levels in the oil. That was one of the top trouble shooting issues they suggested I investigate.
     
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  18. Jan 2, 2017 at 4:24 PM
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    They had me with the free oil sample kit!
     
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  19. Jun 21, 2017 at 8:09 PM
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    Thanks for the Blackstone link. Gonna send a sample from my 2002 Z71 5.3 liter with 260,000 miles. I've ran nothing but Mobil 1 since day 1, changing every 5,000 miles. Will share the results with you guys.
     
  20. Jun 21, 2017 at 8:19 PM
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    I was gonna ask if anyone used Amsoil. I was looking at the bypass filter last week, I don't think it will work with the cartridge oil filter.
     
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