Originally Posted by Burns098356GX
I recently started using full synthetic oil in my car. I figured that its a brand new car and if I can change my oil at 10,000km intervals I can do my tire rotations on the same intervals as well. If I get any added (marginal) protection for my engine than that's a bonus.
My question is if I'm only changing my oil every 10,000 km does my oil filter still need to be changed every 5000km as I would have with conventional oil?
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The filter still gets consumed at the same rate as far as I'm aware, depending on the quality of the filter it might be safer to still change the oil filter at the normal interval, top the oil back off and possibly skim a sample of the used oil for an analysis to determine how far you could stretch between changes. There have been many discussions about oil changes in the past, but the debate still rages on.