Tip & How-To about SAE 5W-30 Fully Synthetic Motor Oil, 1 Qt
No. It does not last any longer than regular motor oil. The oil filter cannot pick up metal particles that are 50 times smaller than the diameter of the human hair. They accumulate over time. By the time you have driven 6000 miles, these micro sized metal particles start to cause excessive wear on the engine. This motor oil still has plenty of life in it. But it must be changed no later than 6000 miles, due to an inadequate oil filter that cannot pick up micro sized metal particles. All oil filters allow these micro sized metal particles to pass right through it. If your car has the feature of % of oil life left, you still need to change the motor oil at or before 6000 miles, regardless of the % of oil life left. It does not matter what brand of synthetic motor oil that you buy. They all need to be changed at the same interval that was stated in this article.
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