High mileage oil

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Old 05-15-09, 02:45 PM
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High mileage oil

What benefits does high mileage oil offer? I have bought it for my last two oil changes due to a promo with the Purolator pure life or something like that filter at my local (relatively) store. I said relatively because my town is so small there isn't a auto parts place in town. It does seem a little thicker than regular, or is that just a difference between Castrol and Pennzoil hi miles? It is funny seeing 75,000 miles as high mileage when my car is 5,000 miles from triple that number.

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Old 05-15-09, 02:56 PM
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What benefits does high mileage oil offer?
More profits for the oil companies. Beer 4U2

IMHO 75,000 is nowhere near "high mileage".
 
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Old 05-15-09, 04:22 PM
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Maybe they mean 75k is high miles for American cars from the 80's? It seems to work okay for my car. It is $19.95 plus tax for 5 quarts of Pennzoil hi mileage and the $6 yellow Purolator oil filter with the grit grip covering it . While I know that is more than some discount oil change places, I have heard all sorts of horror stories such as hollowed out filters, just the filter changed and stuff like that.

Last oil change was on Sunday. Had a first happen. The part that the oil filter screws onto became unscrewed off. I can't understand why, that part came off the filter easily although getting that threaded cylinder reinstalled was kinda fun due to the angle my arm was (halfway under a crossmember) with the car jacked up.
 
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Old 05-15-09, 06:37 PM
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NOP, I drive a 2001 Dodge Ram with the Cummins diesel with nearly 370,000 miles on it. Now, that's high mileage. But I still use Rotella T, no smoking. But I do use a quart of Lucas to replace one of the quarts of oil at change time. Seems to run a little smoother.
 
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Old 05-16-09, 08:30 AM
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Diesel normally lasts way longer than gas engines. Know of a couple people in my area who have 80's Diesel VW Rabbits with 750k and counting. Only reason why
I am using hi mileage oil now is due to it being part of the $19.95 deal at the store. Supposedly $11.45 off. BTW that crack about American vehicles from the 80's was made because I was remembering a school friend's mom who had an 83 Ranger and was on her 4th engine at 60k.
 
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