You probably heard that here. 2013 models require full synthetic and get a 10,000 mile change interval.I also heard somewhere that Volvo was transitioning to full synthetic, but I can't vouch for the accuracy of that statement.
I've heard inconsistent things from various dealers, and didn't have a chance to ask this one (first time having service in NC). I feel a little better about going 7500 miles on an oci if it's at least a Grp II / Grp III blend.This is what Volvo uses in its cars, according to my dealer. It was explained to me that pure synthetic would be changed at 10000 miles, regular oil at 5000. So, the blend gets changed at 7500, at least on my S60. I also heard somewhere that Volvo was transitioning to full synthetic, but I can't vouch for the accuracy of that statement.
Interesting...Castrol Syn Blend in our Volvos since the '01 S40 up to now. Two dealers....1000 miles apart. Ours in Austin usually has Castrol POP material on the counter, including $10 off next oil change coupons. I even got a soccer ball a couple of years ago!My dealer uses a Synth blend. Mobil 1 7500
Syn blend, all Volvo factory services are 7500 miles using syn blend. My2013 will be 10,000 mile services will full syn. End of sorry. Even older 850's we do 7500 miles w/ syn blend.What would you put in your car???? (lets say it was MY12)
So are you suggesting I upgrade to full synthetic beginning with my first oil change at 7,500 miles???ive been using synthetic blend in mine since i got my 97 a few years back and thats only because that is what we buy by the 50gallon container
if it wasnt an old high-mileage motor/car i would buy my own full synthetic, but since we have the blend, thats what gets thrown in there
cant really say if its the quality of the oil, or the motor being old, but i think the blend we use is crap...
you shouldnt even wait 7,500 miles. Unless the vast majority of your mileage is interstate you should change every 5-7k with syntheticSo are you suggesting I upgrade to full synthetic beginning with my first oil change at 7,500 miles???
A good synthetic oil will be fine for 7,500 miles even for turbo engines.you shouldnt even wait 7,500 miles. Unless the vast majority of your mileage is interstate you should change every 5-7k with synthetic
If you want to quantify it with some data, send a sample of your oil off to blackstone labs (blackstone-labs.com) and have the standard analysis +TBN ($35) done. They will give you a brief rundown of your oil in your car.
7,500 miles would be more reasonable on a non turbo vehicle, but turbos are tough on oil.
Exactly. In Europe, many people go (with higher strung engines, too boot) at least 10,000 miles between oil and filter changes.Spend some time reading Used Oil Analysis reports on BITOG (Bobistheoilguy.com) ; many people are doing fine with 10K miles plus oil change intervals using premium synthetic oils. I prefer Redline or Mobil 1 EP for long oil change intervals.