Originally Posted by PetitFrereArmada
Nice! Did you do your own oil change or the dealership did it for you? What grade oil did you use? Still 0w20? How long do you plan to run this before your next oil change?
My own large filter is still going great. No leaks or loss of engine yet. So, it is working. I have put about 2,800 miles on the large filter and my first use of 0W20 so far. May use it till 5,00 miles or may change it before then. I will see.
I changed it myself. I used a mish mash of different Mobil 1 synthetics. I found a couple quarts in my garage that were left over from vehicles past.
1qt - 0W-40 Euro
1qt - 5w-30 don't recall the specific flavor
2qt - 0w-20 Extended Performance High Mileage
3.5qt - 5w-40 Delvac 1 ESP
IIRC still have 5 quarts of the 0w-20 EPHM. I'll mix 2.5qts of that in on the next 2 oil changes on the QX and then I'll just stick with the 5w-40 from there on out. The 0w-20 seemed to noticeably tick a bit more on cold startups, say anything near freezing or below.
Getting into the 0w-20, after doing more reading it doesn't seem like it is a worthwhile oil to switch to. If I need a 0w anything I'd rather just go to a 0w-40. I just got a little hung up with the fact that they were running this in the new rigs with the same engine. I think this stuff is going to ultimately cause more wear for people over time. Especially in larger than average size SUV's which might see a little more heavy use in regards to towing and whatnot. Not that the 0w-20 is a horrible option I just don't think it's going to be a positive thing in the aggregate. IMO all it was, was a means for reaching mileage goals for manufacturers. They don't care if it knocks a portion of the engines life off.
I'm just going to stick with 5,000 mile OCI's. Running a UOA just doesn't pencil out for me. I ran a bunch of numbers and I'd be possibly saving a little money keeping the oil in there longer, but unless I pay for a more spendy oil analysis, that includes fuel dilution, I'm just kinda rolling the dice. And if you pay the extra for the fuel dilution number then you might as well just change the oil, as it is about a wash monetarily.