Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Big B [Quote]"When EVER in doubt, refer to the 1000 here with 400K plus miles using nothing but car oil and Fram oil filters. Pretty sure Kith goes with extended oil change intervals as well, and how is/are filtered metal particles mixing around in our oil? Blackstone oil analysis tells it ALL and many here do that, and that includes any metals in the oil and everything else. I agree that all in all oil is cheap, but I don't ever change my oil until 4k/5K miles, and I always change filter every other change. I'm in the full synthetic oil camp, see no reason to not run full synthetic.
I will also reference the Honda Valkyrie 1500's which I also own, MANY owners worldwide have 200K miles plus and one guy has over 500K miles, most all owners extend their mileage due to running full synthetic oil. The only reason I change mine at the intervals I do, is a slight decrease in shifting quality, but I am quite confident the oil is still protecting as it should. Paranoia will destroy ya, much more often than an engine being destroyed.[Unquote]
Fret not, Big B, I'm not in doubt at all. What others do for maintenance means not a thing to me. I do what works for me, at the intervals I want to do it based on my occupational experience. Just because others have gone a zillion miles on an oil change without a problem doesnt guarantee I--or anybody else--will be able to do the same. I alone am responsible for the health and well-being of my vehicles.
As we all are in one way or another.
Last edited by MAZ4ME; 04-17-2019 at 03:23 AM.