After 2500 miles my oil still looks near new

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After 2500 miles my oil still looks near new

Postby palmerwmd » Thu May 13, 2021 4:55 pm

This was combined city driving and (some hard) highway driving.
Pasted oil nomenclature:
VALVOLINE™ FULL SYNTHETIC HIGH MILEAGE WITH MAXLIFE.
I used the 10w-30.

Oil still looks near new.
This is very encouraging to me as Highmilage oils are often (among other things) high detergent oil and for it to not get dark quickly means my engine internals are nice and clean.

No detectable oil consumption in those 2500 miles seems to signal the same.
So perhaps I dont need a high milage formulation despite going on 170,000 miles?

Either way it seems to work nicely.


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Re: After 2500 miles my oil still looks near new

Postby silverarrow27 » Fri May 21, 2021 1:24 am

I'm sure mine is higher mileage than yours and less well cared for and I went straight to Amsoil Signature Series LOL So far so good.

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Re: After 2500 miles my oil still looks near new

Postby palmerwmd » Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:07 am

3200 miles.
Definitely does not look "New" anymore (last 700 miles were mostly in-town) but not all that dirty either.


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