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Old Mar 21, 2016, 06:28 PM
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Oh wow. And oil looked ok? You haven't run into any issues? How many miles do you have now? Thanks!
Currently about 5-6k miles into my OCI. Check my oil level often and at gas fill ups. The oil looks dark as hell on a cold engine and light golden when warmed/driven. Castrol Edge 5W30 and Mitsu OEM filter.

I've had zero issues. I have full ETS bolt on's and a tune. Sitting at about 35k miles. Got it brand new with 12 miles on the odometer.

Initially I was changing the oil every 3-4k miles with synthetic. For the last year or two I've been extending the OCI to about 8K with Amsoil, Mobil1 EP or Castrol synthetic.
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Old Mar 21, 2016, 06:29 PM
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Also, oil level is right where it should be. Haven't burned any amount.
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Old Mar 21, 2016, 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by donny_utah View Post
Currently about 5-6k miles into my OCI. Check my oil level often and at gas fill ups. The oil looks dark as hell on a cold engine and light golden when warmed/driven. Castrol Edge 5W30 and Mitsu OEM filter.

I've had zero issues. I have full ETS bolt on's and a tune. Sitting at about 35k miles. Got it brand new with 12 miles on the odometer.

Initially I was changing the oil every 3-4k miles with synthetic. For the last year or two I've been extending the OCI to about 8K with Amsoil, Mobil1 EP or Castrol synthetic.
Incredible. Thanks for sharing.
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I change mine every 6000 km.
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i change it every 3k like clock work , with motul 5/40
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I use Rotella T6 seems to work pretty well and gets good reviews and the price is great.
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Originally Posted by hoobastnk90 View Post
I use Rotella T6 seems to work pretty well and gets good reviews and the price is great.
Do they make 5W30?
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Do they make 5W30?
No
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They make it in 5w-40
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Full race engine with high boost. Just broken in and dyno'd (1000whp...yes, not kidding...going to be up for sale soon, as I did this as a project car and now drive a hybrid and got old and slow and don't want a race car) but in this type of machine, I wouldn't go more than 3k. In my stock evo 8 (I had two), I was going every 5k with good engine oil analysis (Mobil 1 synthetic, Purolator filter). I think if it's stock, 5k is fine.
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I just say if you drive pretty hard then 3k, if not 5 would be fine
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Old Dec 3, 2018, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by WillD_EvoX View Post
I just say if you drive pretty hard then 3k, if not 5 would be fine
Shyea that.
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Old Dec 4, 2018, 12:25 PM
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Totally agree
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I do mine anywhere between 3k - 4k. And to be honest you don't HAVE to do it exactly at 3k, its just a benchmark for "its time to do oil change soon"

However for the longevity of the car, I wouldn't wait till 5k.
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Old Dec 4, 2018, 03:34 PM
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I change the oil in the wifes 2015 MR every 5k miles with a fully synthetic oil and a factory oil filter. I also rotate the tires and check the brakes, hoses, air pressure, etc. to make sure everything is wearing as it should.
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Every 4000 miles has worked for me. I feel 3k miles is too early for a street car past its break in period. The oil will still likely be in good shape.
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