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Old 01-21-2018, 03:48 PM
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Hi Gang well Ive had my Monte for a couple of months now and its time to change the oil. The car has just under 200,000 kilometers 189 or so . What should I be replacing the oil with 5-30 w ? or should I put a little heavier oil in it ? It seems from everything Ive read everyone says Make sure you change your oil every 3000 K to make your engine last. Its not leaking and not burning any oil. So what do you think ? Herman
 
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Old 01-21-2018, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Herman Munster View Post
Hi Gang well Ive had my Monte for a couple of months now and its time to change the oil. The car has just under 200,000 kilometers 189 or so . What should I be replacing the oil with 5-30 w ? or should I put a little heavier oil in it ? It seems from everything Ive read everyone says Make sure you change your oil every 3000 K to make your engine last. Its not leaking and not burning any oil. So what do you think ? Herman
I always go with the full synthetic oil now, and the best filters Wix or Baldwin I just tried that new K&N oil filter plus I try and get a deeper one as well.
 
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I use regular 5w30 in my 3800 and change it around 5000 miles with a Wix 51036 or whatever crosses over to it in the store brand.
 
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Old 01-22-2018, 08:43 AM
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Thats good guys ,but how many miles do you have on your engines ? Changing to synthetic on an old engine mess things up on an old engine ( seals and the like ) I was under the impression that you should only use the synthetic when the engine was new like after the initial break-in period not after the engine has over a 100,000 Miles. Any way the reason I was asking about a thicker viscosity is because of the high millage engines loose a lot of their tolerances. I think Ill just stay with regular oil. Herman
 
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as long as you don't have any oil leaks you can use synthetic oil.....if you have leaks tho they will get worse. only because it tends to be a lil thinner than regular oil. depends on what climate you live in, if you have very cold winters where it gets below zero.. id go with 5-30....
 
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Old 01-22-2018, 10:14 AM
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I run 5w30 in both my 2006 Monte (94k miles) and my 2013 Malibu (18k miles) because that's what's recommended. I run Mobil 1 full synthetic and ACDelco filters for both. The Monte doesn't see enough miles during a year so I just change it once a year, usually at the end of the season before storage. I try to stick to 5k mile intervals on the Malibu.
 
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Old 01-22-2018, 11:15 AM
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I use 5w30 and change every 3,000 miles. Engine has just over 77K miles on it, and at 75K I switched from conventional oil to Kendall synthetic blend. I also use Zmax products on everything...
 
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Old 01-23-2018, 06:31 AM
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Thank-You for the replies. Ill stick with the 5-30 W . Herman
 
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Old 01-23-2018, 10:31 AM
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That synthetic thing is pretty much an older issue when synthetics were first being developed. You are perfectly fine switching over to a synthetic whenever you want. Modern synthetics are an amazing thing.

I run Mobil 1 5w-30 and Wix oil filters, in every car in my driveway. Have over 200,000 miles on my supercharged Monte.
 
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:52 PM
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For the haters out there - Jiffy Lube every 5,000 miles. I forget what brand Castrol or Penzz but it was a "high mileage" 5W-30 oil.

Had 250,000 miles on it when she was taken away by a collision.

I'm back to DIY now 'cause I don't need to put car on ramps and the oil filter is right in front under the hood on the replacement car.
 

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