I'm going to start using AMSOIL, and just wondering how many between changes?
I use the Mobil 4T Racing. I've noticed if I go too much over 3 to 4k miles the shifting gets a little more difficult or "clunky". So I change at 3k just to keep it smooth. I also can trust that modern day synthetics don't break down near as much hence longer periods between changes. But I also make the point that one reason for changing my oil isn't because the oil is broke down but because it's dirty. The dirt that accumulates over a period of time with use and is obviously abrasive to the internals. Therefore I choose to change a little more often.I think you guys are wasting your money changing it so often. Modern systhetics are so good, you can easily double the mileage. And filter can be changed every other time. All that is more true if the mileage is accumulated over a short period of time. I base my opinion on everything I read for the past years.
I've been using Mobile 1 gold cap, and later on Rotella T6 - both Ful Syn of course, and change once a year - which is about every 5-7k. Filter gets changed every other year. Even if I were doing 10k a year, I would still be changing once a year, and filter - probably every other time too - because filters are pretty good these days.
If you race, that's a different story, but for your typical riding and a half dozen track days a year, that's what I do.
For cars, a good synthetic is good for 10k-15k miles. Those are not my words.
I do understand though that if you have doubts changing more often makes you more comfortable, and even if excessive it doesn't hurt anything.
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