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2008 ls460 oil changes every 5k on synthetic oil???

Old 08-07-15, 12:03 PM
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...to a point. It also means the 'detergent' in the 'detergent oil' is doing it's job.

If you want to see clear oil when you drain start using non-detergent oil...if you can still find it.

Many moons ago there was an aftermarket Frantz oil filter. It's distribution was mostly just an early pyramid scheme. Just a stainless steel in-line cannister that held a press-fit roll of dual-ply toilet tissue...really. Their dealers almost always used non-detergent to show prospective buyers 'how clean the oil was'. Actually it worked well, theatrics aside. It was in line with the OEM filter and you could actually see metallic particulates residing on the end of the roll when removed for changing, particulates the OEM filters had passed. The TP also had the natural characteristic of absorbing water (mostly condensate) which the OEM filters wouldn't. This prevented a lot of corrosion and varnish build up, especially on short-trip vehicles.

A lot of long-haul trucking companies were using the five-stack versions.

I can remember when Mobile One synthetic first came out. The container said it was good for 25,000 miles. Unsubstantiated assertions from Detroit and oil producers brought that claim to a halt.

i have frantz oil filters on both my lexus sc430 and my other car. You have to understand how the filtration system of your car works and also what a bypass filter does. your standard car paper filter only filters down to about 25 microns. the bypass filter by frantz filters the oil down to almost 1 micron. thats why your oil will always look new and clean. It actually is clean. and there is virtually no damage to the internal components from larger particles. the paper (toilet tissue) is almost 41/2 inches of tight dense cellulose material which does not break down as you would think like it would in its "usual" usage in the bathroom. It really is incredible to see. do some research before you knock it. I've had my oil lab tested after thousands of miles and its listed as almost new oil only a few trace elements of particles in same. I also have one on my transmissions and it does the same thing for that oil as well.
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Old 08-08-15, 12:23 AM
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If you're are having your synthetic oil changed every 5,000 miles I would switch to non synthetic or a synthetic blend. 0ther wise you're not getting the benefit of going 10,000 miles between oil changes.
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