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Old 07-20-2011, 10:46 AM
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Default Is "High Mileage Oil" Worth It?

Folks,

I've a '96 4 cylinder that has 225K on it.

Jiffy Lube is telling me I should use only their High Mileage oil when having them change it.

They're also charging me the extra price that the High Mileage stuff costs.

Is it worth it? Would regular oil do?

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Old 07-20-2011, 10:49 AM
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Default Re: Is "High Mileage Oil" Worth It?

ive used valvoline max life in all my vehicles for years...my moms saturn i switched over at 100K and its at 160K now with no problems(knock wood) and i started to put it in her toyota sienna at 75K and it is now at 102K...well worth the extra couple bucks
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:03 AM
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Folks,

I've a '96 4 cylinder that has 225K on it.

Jiffy Lube is telling me I should use only their High Mileage oil when having them change it.

They're also charging me the extra price that the High Mileage stuff costs.

Is it worth it? Would regular oil do?

Thanks,

Madoc
If it were a gimmic, they wouldn't start reccomending it at 75K miles. It's what I've always done. I think its the way to go.

Source: I owned a ranger w/ 170k miles that ran like a boss
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:03 AM
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Default Re: Is "High Mileage Oil" Worth It?

Watch some of them oil change places as they like to use recycled oil. I always do my own oil changes and use Mobil 5000 5W30. Most oil is made by Ashland Oil Company anyhow.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:49 AM
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Default Re: Is "High Mileage Oil" Worth It?

Seriously, you actually pay someone to change your oil?

It only requires a 15mm wrench and a catch can.
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:01 PM
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Seriously, you actually pay someone to change your oil?

It only requires a 15mm wrench and a catch can.
mines a 13...i didnt know ford used a 15
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:09 PM
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mines a 13...i didnt know ford used a 15
you could be right but i'm pretty sure mines a 15 i just changed my oil like a week ago..i'll check it on break and let you know.
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:19 PM
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Default Re: Is "High Mileage Oil" Worth It?

I was using high mileage oil in my '96 Riviera which had 209,000 on it.
I figured what the heck. It didn't cost much if anything more than regular oil.
It's supposed to help prevent leaks, and I did notice fewer leaks after some time.
Not sure if the engine benefited in any other way by using it.
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:45 PM
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all it does is swell the rubber seals. eh, i say stick with regular. its already done 200k+ with it...
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:49 PM
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Default Re: Is "High Mileage Oil" Worth It?

i personally dont think it will make or break you. changing it regularly like you should is what make or breaks you. i would rather run a quality brand regular oil than a knock off high mileage one.
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:58 PM
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with the exception of my 01 ranger and my 05 F-150 all my trucks have been "high mileage" and ive never used anything but regular full synthetic oil in what ever weight the manufacturer suggested and have never had an issue. Hell my 93 4.0 winter beater had 245,000 miles on it when i sold it and it had run regular full synthetic mobile 1 most of its life. IMO its a gimmick to get you to buy their oil. Also I LOL at 75K being high mileage, high mileage to me is over 150K.
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:43 PM
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Default Re: Is "High Mileage Oil" Worth It?

This thread reminded me about the stint I did working at one of those quick lube places while I was on winter lay off from a seasonal job I once had.
It was Valvoline Instant Oil Change.
While it was over 20 years ago, my advice would be to keep a close eye on those guys if you can. The real goal is to sell you parts and additional services whether needed or not. Air filters, wipers, axle flushes, etc.

Just sayin'.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:24 PM
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Default Re: Is "High Mileage Oil" Worth It?

The high mileage oil, the good stuff that least, will lube things a little better and will help out the rubber seals, because it is a synthetic blend.
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