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Thinking of using full synthetic 5w20 for my first change? Not so much for the summer but winter.Live in Canada...can't plug
in at home or at work. Like to start using syn from the get go.Any problems with this ???
 

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cold weather starts only dip into the teens usually in my part (Oklahoma) and i tried using the full synth Mobil and as soon as my 5K miles were up i drained it and went back to semi/synth (i use the ford oil, same as my Ford Edge out of convienence)

the full synth just didn't have the feel i like, seemed almost too thin. i'm no specialist, but it didn't feel good, so i switched back to semi. just my 2cts.
 

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From what all I have read, running synth won't hurt a thing. It's actually suppose to be better for the motor. After reading all the info, and much info on AMSOIL, I'm almost convinced to start running AMSOIL in my car, but the price is the big kicker on that deal. I run Castrol Synth for now.
 

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QUOTE (ausom accent 9 @ May 23 2009, 11:34 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=237907
Thinking of using full synthetic 5w20 for my first change? Not so much for the summer but winter.Live in Canada...can't plug
in at home or at work. Like to start using syn from the get go.Any problems with this ???
Walmart has Pennzoil Platinum on sale right now, 4.4L jug for $21.98. Or, wait for Canadian Tire to put their Formula 1 Full Synthetic on sale. Both these oils are manufactured by Shell.
 

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QUOTE (Komptek @ May 26 2009, 01:02 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=238357
Yah AMSOIL per quart is a bit higher in cost, but ti ends up being cheaper due to the fact of extended drain intervals.

If you value your warrenty DO NOT DO extended drain intervals.
 

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Besides, how are they gonna prove that you changed your oil later than recommended?

"Sorry, but you went 5K miles past your scheduled oil change, your warranty is voided". PROVE IT.
 

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I don't know exactly how it works, but my guess is that they need you to provide proof via receipts that you kept up with the scheduled maintenance of the vehicle (Oil changes, timing belt replacements, etc.). If you can't provide the proof that you have done so, you by default are considered to have breached the conditions of the warranty.
 

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QUOTE (Komptek @ May 27 2009, 11:02 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=238628
Once agian, someone that doesn't know their rights. Extended drain intervals DO NOT void any warrenty. I have legal informational sheets proving this, not some dealship telling me this myth.
Where is this documentation? Please provide a link I believe we went through this before. Whatever documentation you have does not allow you to choose when you can change your oil. The manual states when you are within warrenty parameters with oil changes. Even AMSOIL says on there website that you must follow mfg recomended service intervals


Here is the link to the amosil lubricants warrenty terms

http://www.amsoil.com/lit/g1363.pdf

"THE WARRANTY MAY NOT BE EXTENDED TO COVER:

#7 - Failure of equipment when AMSOIL lubricants are not used in strict accordance with either the written recomendations of AMSOIL INC. or the OEM for warranty coverage:
 

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I'll take my chances on the oil and change my filter with a factory filter every 5,000 miles.That way the total cost for 25,000 miles is $86.00 U.S. delivered to my house and the filter change is within mileage range.Plus 5 quarts is enough to change the filter for the entire time.
 

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QUOTE (Tango2Go @ May 27 2009, 11:44 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=238820
I'll take my chances on the oil and change my filter with a factory filter every 5,000 miles.That way the total cost for 25,000 miles is $86.00 U.S. delivered to my house and the filter change is within mileage range.Plus 5 quarts is enough to change the filter for the entire time.

Unforuntaly tho the maunual doesnt state "Change your filter every 5000km and your oil whenever you feel like it"

Like I said before, if you want to take chances with your warrenty that is your buisness. But dont promote it like there is no warrenty implications
 

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Oh no the"dreaded oil thread" lol

I think (this is just my opinion) While the vehicle is under warranty you need to abide by the manufactures service recommendations.

Just my opinion don't mean a hill of beans. I would never go 15.000 miles on any oil.. Ill stick with the 7500 Hyundai states in the book.
 
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