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Old 10-06-2012, 06:49 PM   #1
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Hey guys checked my oil today, it seems darker than normal, maybe I'm imagining things. I changed it 3000 miles ago, always use Rotella T6 & Mobil 1 filters every 6k. Car has 41,xxx on it. Any thoughts?

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Old 10-06-2012, 06:54 PM   #2
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And I drive it conservatively, stretching her legs every now and again, let it warm up and cool down before and after boosting.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:56 PM   #3
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Every 6 thousand seems like a long time to wait. I hope you check your oil regularly.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:59 PM   #4
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Send it in for an analysis and you will get the best answer on how your oil is doing.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:01 PM   #5
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I check it regularly, I've read quite a bit that 5-6k on full synthetic is fine, where can I send it in?
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:06 PM   #7
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:32 AM   #9
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WIVES TALE ALERT....WIVES TALE ALERT

color of oil is in no way an indicator of its condition...'DARK OIL' MEANS NOTHING!!!!! unless it is well and truely burnt, and then ya got real issues


WIVES TALE ALERT....WIVES TALE ALERT


in fact, it may be doing a GREAT job of getting rid of all the garbage left by the PREVIOUS oil used

and there are many here who go 8k miles on the t6 with great UOA results
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:08 AM   #10
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My tires are a slight shade of black LIGHTER then normal, does this mean I need to change them again?
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:38 PM   #11
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As said above you should do analysis and confirm your OCI is OK for your driving. Then check your oil level regularly when you have those long intervals.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:22 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Uncle Scotty View Post
WIVES TALE ALERT....WIVES TALE ALERT

color of oil is in no way an indicator of its condition...'DARK OIL' MEANS NOTHING!!!!! unless it is well and truely burnt, and then ya got real issues


WIVES TALE ALERT....WIVES TALE ALERT


in fact, it may be doing a GREAT job of getting rid of all the garbage left by the PREVIOUS oil used

and there are many here who go 8k miles on the t6 with great UOA results
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What sour puss said
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:29 PM   #13
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1. Wrong forum.
2. You did not read the sticky threads here or in the right forum.
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