How long between oil changes for Volvo s60 Turbo?

Discussion in 'Volvo S60' started by James, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. James

    James Guest

    THe book recommends 12,000 km. I did it at the 7,000 KM and the oil was

    So I went with full synthetic but the question is if I went to 12,000 KM as
    teh book suggest it was have been a disaster.

    ANyways what do you guys do your s60's at?

    James, Dec 6, 2006
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  2. 10,000 i find to be a easy number / time to
    remember and schedule....
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Dec 6, 2006
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  3. James

    Joerg Lorenz Guest

    I had the V70 T5 (2001) and I changed every 20'000km. Castrol SLX (Fully
    If you have a reasonable driving profile you can use the oil for 30K or
    2 years which ever comes first.
    Your welcome,

    Joerg Lorenz, Dec 6, 2006
  4. James

    James Guest

    Are you kidding me? It would be mud by 30,000 KM.
    James, Dec 7, 2006
  5. So it was dirty thats good next time it will be better but if its clean
    start worrying because its not working .GOOD OIL cleans the grotty gunk
    out. When you first use Synthetic it cleans up big time so much so I
    changed filters at 3000 klm then every 7000 klm.
    John Robertson, Dec 7, 2006
  6. James

    Mr. V Guest

    Maybe I'm too fussy, too meticulous, but the ideo of "grotty gunk"
    coonstantly circulating in my engine, lubricating my bearings under
    great stress and pressure, causes me chills.

    That crap is NOT as good for the engine (i.e. bearings) as is clean

    It's that simple.

    Change often.
    Mr. V, Dec 7, 2006
  7. James

    Henry Guest

    I hear you, V-man.

    'Changing the oil frequently is the single most important thing you can
    do for your car', is what my father taught me when I was a mere lad.

    I have used Mobil synthetic in my '95 850T ever since it was new,
    changing both oil and filter every 5000 km.

    People tell me, 'With the high-quality modern oil nowadays, you're just
    throwing money away!'

    Hei -- I can afford it, and for the peace of mind it gives me, the price
    is cheap.


    Henry, Dec 7, 2006
  8. oil co's recommend you change your oil
    every 500 miles...
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Dec 7, 2006
  9. James

    Henry Guest

    OK, Mr Bean, I'll tell you what. Let's get together. You bring your
    eleven-year-old Volvo with its original engine and I'll bring mine.
    We'll go to a garage and have an expert mechanic take the engines apart,
    in order to measure the degree of wear on such things as bearings,
    cylinder walls, etc. The loser pays all costs for both parties. What do
    you say?


    Henry, Dec 8, 2006
  10. well, only if i can bring my 1993 940t w/over 275,000
    trouble free miles on it...oil changes every 10 - 20k
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Dec 8, 2006
  11. "People tell me, 'With the high-quality
    modern oil nowadays, you're just
    throwing money away!"

    throwing $ is your business...throwing oil
    away when we are at war over it is a bit least imho......
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Dec 8, 2006
  12. James

    Henry Guest

    What do you mean, 'we'?


    Henry, Dec 9, 2006
  13. are you muslam?

    ~^ beancounter ~^, Dec 9, 2006
  14. arhhhhhh Castrol "Synthetic oil" I thought you meant real synthetic oil
    ..Castrol won a case where it was said it was such highly modified dinosaur
    our it was no longer organic .WELL I mean REAL synthetic oil not Castrol err
    ummmmm oil.Real Synthetic oil is not made the same way as Castrol oil is .I
    have a long memory from the days when my choice of Oil was paramount to
    business so I still wont use Shell or Castrol oil,at least Shell is real
    synthetic .
    John Robertson, Dec 10, 2006
  15. BY THE WAY synthetic oil was developed by the nazis to enable jet engines to
    work with in the extreme temperatures the reach and the nazis found normal
    oils broke down .Now that was during the war so imagine how much better
    oil,particularly "REAL synthetic" oil is today .
    John Robertson, Dec 10, 2006
  16. how long b4 someones develops a 100% synethic (sp?) made, no natural resources used?......

    that would be a big long as it didn't cost too
    much to "mix up"......
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Dec 10, 2006
  17. James

    John Horner Guest

    Your information is out of date. There has been lots of discussion
    about the use of Group III base oils in Mobil-1 these days as well.
    Join if you want to get into it.

    The vast majority of readily available synthetic oils in the US use at
    least some Group III as part of their base oils. Yes, Castrol was one
    of the first, but so what.

    There is little evidence that starting with natural gas (the origin of
    Group IV base oils) or starting with natural oil (the origin of Group
    III base oils) is in and of itself the final determinant of the final
    lubricating oil's quality.

    John Horner, Dec 11, 2006
  18. James

    John Horner Guest

    There are some lubricating oils being developed which start out life as
    a vegetable oil like soybean, etc. Of course nothing is impact free.
    It takes energy to grow soybeans!

    John Horner, Dec 11, 2006
  19. "Of course nothing is impact free"

    ....true...its the old "energy in, energy out equation" ..
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Dec 11, 2006
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