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High Mileage Oil

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by 9COOP5, November 9, 2018.

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    1. 9COOP5

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      Should I get the high mileage oil change or the regular oil change for my ‘02 XLS? Does it make a difference I’m at 186K now.
       
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      I went to 10W-40 from 10W-30 at 150k. Listened to all the talk, good, bad, etc. Actually switched to Rotella Diesel oil, another jolt!

      Used no visible amount before, now at 165k, no change. Runs great. imp
       
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      Rotella is good stuff for the money. I wouldn’t bother with the high mileage stuff. But any name brand full synthetic, spring for a premium filter, and don’t do a long interval oil change on the SOHC, and with a little luck it’ll run a long time.
       
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      Agreed.

      Use a good quality full synthetic oil (I prefer Mobil 1) and a high quality filter (I use Wix XP), and don’t push the mileage.

      My local Walmart carries the Mobil 1 for $23 for the 5-qt container. Makes it a no brainer for me.
       
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      The high mileage just has an additive to help keep the synthetic seals soft and pliable so that they continue to seal. Once they dry out there isn't much that can be done. If you use it early on it does help though. I've been running high mileage for a while and I'm at 99k.
       
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      I use Valvoline conventional motor oil 5w30 as recommended for my 2005 4.0 V6.

      I also buy Motorcraft FL820S oil filters.

      I've been doing this since I bought it (around 165,000 miles) every 3,000 miles give or take and I'm over 235,000 miles now.

      I've had the timing chain rattle for years now, and starting few years ago add a little blue bottle of the STP engine oil treatment to help with that on every oil change. It seems to have delayed the inevitable engine detonation. I would never use such a product on a healthy engine, but for $3 a bottle every few months when I do oil changes, it's worth the peace of mind.
       
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      Years ago, I ordered a '65 Mustang, brand new, High Performance Package 289 Hi-Po, a "K" car. S/N was 5F07K284486.

      Mobil 1 was the first synthetic to make an appearance, forget exactly when. My 289 at that time used almost no oil, 1/2 between changes, Texaco Havoline 10W-30.

      So, I tried Mobil 1. Engine began burning it......2 qts in 3000 miles. Drained it out, went back to Havoline, no usage. I got a "bad taste" for synthetics therefore long ago. Just haven't gotten comfortable with them. The Hi-Po engine had a bit looser bearing fits, solid valve lifters, but nothing I could judge should have made such a change. imp
       
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      I’ve been using the Mobil 1 for about 6 years now in our 2012 Grand Caravan. I remember that the first change with Mobil 1, the engine ‘consumed’ about a quart over 3000 miles. From the next oil change on, I have not had that experience again. I change at 5000, and the level remains full between changes.

      When I bought the X last year, I assume it had Dino oil. I did two changes with conventional oil, then once I knew there was nothing amiss with oil levels I switched to Mobil 1. I did not experience the same oil consumption as with the Caravan, and the truck seems to idle a bit quieter. With 127K on this SOHC, I change oil and filter at about 4000 miles with the synthetic.
       
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      I used to run mobile one extended, and change once a year. Usually around 18,000 miles. At 6 months I’d replace the filter and dump a quart in. When I changed it, it always had over 4 quarts in the crank.

      I don’t think synthetics provide more than marginal protection over conventional, I just think it’s more amenable to extended changes.

      I’m currently going 7500 mile intervals on both Mounty and Kia.
       
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