View my fuel log 2018 Mirage GT 1.2 automatic: 38.4 mpg (US) ... 16.3 km/L ... 6.1 L/100 km ... 46.1 mpg (Imp)
I better go check my oil level. I don't check it much at all. I seem to recall I was aiming for the middle between the high and low marks. That's one of the problems of driving a reliable car - I tend to put off simple checks. Talk about bad habits.
If good maintenance practices are important to you, using quality products is a part of the equation. I don't think any maintenance is more important than oil changes.
If my goal is to clean something, the filter is the last thing I would ignore. As another source states - "If you leave that old filter on, as soon as you start the engine and get it to operating temperature, that nice clean motor oil is soon going to be just as dirty as the oil you just drained out." On a positive note - an oil filter has a bypass valve. If you leave a clogged one in, oil will still circulate. Sort defeats the purpose of having an oil filter, however.
I usually change my own oil in most everything I own. If someone changed my oil in my car without replacing the oil filter, I would be ticked! I wouldn't care what they say about the quality of the filter. Changing one (oil & filter) without the other would seem like a waste of time to me.
I agree Mark, and I was skeptical. However, the used oil analysis says it's all good so I'm not worried. Not only do I get some fresh clean oil in circulation, the additive pack is refreshed too. From that perspective I suppose it's worth using the same engine oil.
"Provides up to 20,000 miles/32,000 km of protection when used with an appropriate synthetic oil. Follow recommended change intervals as outlined in your owner's manual." Quote (fine print) taken directly from Fram's website on the Ultra Synthetic oil filter
I would feel better using a 20,000 mile synthetic oil filter over a 10,000 mile rated one for sure. Having said that, I would never change oil in a car without changing the dirty oil filter and the used oil left in it.
Is changing your oil @ 5,000 miles and the oil filter @ 10,000 miles better than changing your oil filter @ 5,000 miles and oil at 10,000 miles? I've read arguments for both. In both cases, it still seems like a job that was half done.
Neither Mitsubishi or Fram is claiming an oil filter is good for 10,000 miles on Mitsubishi Mirage. Fram's disclaimer takes them off the hook. If I wanted to make a claim on any lifetime/unlimited mileage powertrain warranty issue, I don't think I would have any written proof that 10,000 mile on any oil filter is acceptable. That may not be a concern for most, & I totally get that.
Like I said, Tons of ppl go 10k miles on oil and filter so going only 5k on oil is probably a but overkill from what I've read on bitog and other sites.
It's like a blood transfusion lol.
I used to change the filter everytime but realized it's just overkill. To each their own.
I also drive very conservatively, the tach rarely gets above 3,500rpm
I'll be doing my first oil change soon at 3,750 miles and then in between every recommended 7,500 mile oil change. I will be using the Mitsubishi synthetic 0W20 oil and a Mitsubishi filter. I will take it to the dealer every 7,500 miles for the recommended oil changes. This way there will be an official dealer record of the oil change. I will be documenting my own oil changes as well, by recording receipts, photo's, and I will have a daily newspaper in one of the photo's (just in case). I know it's overkill, but I have a friend that was really nuts and changed the oil on his Ford Escort every 2,000 miles. His engine had over 350,000 miles before his transmission died. I'm hoping to get as many miles out of my car as I possibly can.