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gilleydog

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How many miles do you get on a Red Line oil change 5w30 on a 5.7 ?
 

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Every engine is different, also freeway versus city driving, you need a lab report. We have had low tbn at 5k miles and in that report posted he could go past 19k miles. What do you think is reasonable for you? If you want to push it, get a lab report at 10k miles, add bgmoa 1/2 through the interval and use a synthetic filter for sure. See blackstone thread. Look for redline reports with tbn, note miles.
 

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I run Redline 5w30 and a Mobil1 filter. I tow a bassboat and a camper a lot during the Spring, Summer, and Fall. My Blackstone Labs oil analysis looked great last year. Virtually no signs of wear and the oil itself was still in great shape after 6000 miles. In the comments they wrote that I should try for 9000 miles before my next change.
 

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Every engine is different, also freeway versus city driving, you need a lab report. We have had low tbn at 5k miles and in that report posted he could go past 19k miles. What do you think is reasonable for you? If you want to push it, get a lab report at 10k miles, add bgmoa 1/2 through the interval and use a synthetic filter for sure. See blackstone thread. Look for redline reports with tbn, note miles.
WTH?
I thought Lubeguard was what replaced Liquimoly, now you're saying use BGMOA?

Pick one and tell me.
 

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I change @ 5,000 miles regardless of UOA test results. Why? Minimize oil contaminants plugging small hydraulic system orifices in the drama queen Hemi engine that can't take any reduction in oil flow.

This is another minimizing strategy of having a disabling (& expensive) lifter and cam failure.
 

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I replace my oil once a year. My truck sits most times since I have a company work vehicle. May get 5-6000 miles a year on my truck. When I daily drive they said I could go 10,000 easy and should try for 12,000 but I don’t feel comfortable doing that. Plus that’s with PUP not redline. I saw a very minimal difference with redline. I also added lubeguard halfway through this year just to see if it did anything for me.
 

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PUP + Lubegard is making more sense to me with Red Line prices skyrocketing recently.

Or maybe Amsoil, since they added more MoDTC recently.
 

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WTH?
I thought Lubeguard was what replaced Liquimoly, now you're saying use BGMOA?

Pick one and tell me.
bgmoa is a tbn booster if you want a long interval, lubegard safely boost moly so you don't get the downside of powdered moly mos2. The OP brought up interval, thus a tbn booster enters the discusion. It is also a redline thread, lubegard wont be a move here as redline is already stacked in redline.

TBN is CA/MAG, it denatures in use eventhough uoa's read it. So as stated, if you add it 1/2 through the interval you are adding fresh un-denatued if that is a word, tbn. It is insurance against acid buildup for guys pushing your interval before you get a report on it. The other way is to do multiple uoa's and slowly find the interval set by the lab. each engine is different.
 

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I did oil changes every 7k miles with RL 5-30

At around 115k miles, the oil change shop lied and did not change my oil. 2k miles later, I get all sorts of low oil pressure CELs, different mechanic tells me that to fix the issue, all he did was to change oil and filter (also RL 5-30 and royal purple filter), and that oil that he changed looked very black, and it wasn't changed 2k miles ago as I told him...

7k miles later I got a bad lifter knock (time to replace lifters and cam)

So learn from my experience, change your oil every 5k miles, and don't be cheap on it, as it may help you avoid lifter cam issue...
 
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