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Made an image of the report. The thumbnail should enlarge twice. Should also mention that the oil had 10 months on it. 110,000 miles total on Jade

If you can't see it properly I'll try something different.

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I've used Mobil 1 5w-30 synthetic for years in all my previous vehicles. Been using the Toyota spec 0w-20 in the 14 FJ, but may just switch to M1 now that its out of warranty. Thank you for posting.
 

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Have you been using Mobil1 for the life of the vehicle? If not, how long? Report looks great. Try doing one another after a couple intervals (y)
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I bought Jade in Sept 2015 with 38K on her (110K now). The first owner had all the maintenance done at the Toyota dealership where I got her. I would guess it was Toyota 0w-20. I used M1 0w-20 for a time then switched to 5w-30.

After installing a remote oil filter I started using a M1-301A Extended Performance oil filter. A large filter. (I don't have to remove the skids to change the cartridge any more) I was doing changes every 5K, well before the 6 months. After we retired she is not a daily driver. I will extend the interval but not go beyond the year. I seriously doubt I'll get to 20K in a year anymore, maybe 10K. :)



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Ordered the adapters from Baxter Performance.

Baxter Performance Spokane WA

TR-202-BK Multi-port remote oil filter adapter
RI-101-BK Multi-port remote Inverted oil filter mount

AN10 fittings with 5/8 hose

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Oil filter mount fabricated, mounted under and along side of the battery mount. Not as tight as it looks. Used existing threaded 6mm holes

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Ordered the adapters from Baxter Performance.

Baxter Performance Spokane WA

TR-202-BK Multi-port remote oil filter adapter
RI-101-BK Multi-port remote Inverted oil filter mount

AN10 fittings with 5/8 hose

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Oil filter mount fabricated, mounted under and along side of the battery mount. Not as tight as it looks. Used existing threaded 6mm holes

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I may have to go this route to avoid the skid plate removal headache. Thanks for posting.
 

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A PDF file Kevin at Baxter sent me when I started the MOD. He is sending image(s) of an alternate mounting solution.
 

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I bought Jade in Sept 2015 with 38K on her ... I used M1 0w-20 for a time then switched to 5w-30.
Another testament to Mobil 1 with your data. That's even better to hear M1 is providing good results (expected I hope) and for the majority of the miles. I'm sure your upkeep of Jade has helped as well.
 

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Alternate method of mounting the remote oil filter.

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Does that make a mess when changing the oil do does it drain back from the filter? I wouldn't think draining back from the filter would be good in the long run because of starting empty.
 
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Does that make a mess when changing the oil do does it drain back from the filter? I wouldn't think draining back from the filter would be good in the long run because of starting empty.
The filter I use has anti-drainback valve. No quarantee that all do.

I poke a little hole in the outer rim of the filter and us a little air pressure to push the oil through the element and into the engine. It does not push it back through the pickup. Not steady pressure, a couple little puffs. Then unscrew the filter until it is almost out of the threads and another little puff. Almost no oil left in the filter adapter to clean up. The adapter does have a edge/barrier that keeps any oil left from spreading.

It does work well.
 

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Did another Blackstone oil analysis. This time only 5,000 in 10 months. We haven't been getting out too much still.

I switched to Amsoil Signature 5w-30 and their long life filter at the last oil change. I had another Amsoil filter and oil left so she is running it again.

We'll be going back to the Mobil 1 and their filter next change. Found out what I needed to know.

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"Found out what I needed to know." - don't leave us hanging, did you find the Amsoil wasn't as good as Mobil 1?

Just curious, but too lazy to study the two oil analysis reports to figure it out for myself.
 

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We 'had' a 2014 Kia Sorento, 4 cyl. Started burning oil around 85K, getting worse as time went by. Of course Kia says its within normal limits.

Did a lot of looking around the net for possible solutions, inexpensive. Read that it may have been the oil rings that were sticking (whatever) and causing the issue. Tried two oil changes with the Amsoil and Amsoil filters. Didn't change anything. Was hoping the extra additives in the Amsoil would free up the rings.

After the Kia went over 100K the dealer started to get interested in what was wrong and all their solutions were 'just add money'. The Kia is down the road and we are back to having a Toyota as a family car. RAV4 Hybrid.

The Amsoil is more expensive and a pain to get, for me at least. It may have more of some of the additives than the Mobil 1 but the difference is not that great and doesn't affect the analysis except I could go a little longer than the Mobil oil. However the first analysis on the Mobil 1 said I should try 8k miles also.

So the short answer, I had Amsoil left over from the Kia adventure and thought, "why not give it a try and see how it performs'. Obviously a good oil.

I will be going back to my Mobil 1 5w-30 and their M1-301A long life filter and all it requires is a trip down to Walmart. I think the oil in 5 quart containers is still around $25 (ish). Maybe just go to 6k miles or a year.

Maybe @FJtest can give us the technical difference in the oils from the analysis?
 

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We 'had' a 2014 Kia Sorento, 4 cyl. Started burning oil around 85K, getting worse as time went by. Of course Kia says its within normal limits.
Kia screwed up going gdi. Last place I worked the connecting shop was a kia dealer. Mechanics had to park at the Chinese place across the lot because all the spots were taken up by blown up kias. Lot of people got new engines out of that deal though under warranty/recall.

I'm running amsoil signature series with their 15k filter. Already have my Blackstone container. I'm sending it in at around 7k. Curious to see the results.
 

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Kia screwed up going gdi. Last place I worked the connecting shop was a kia dealer. Mechanics had to park at the Chinese place across the lot because all the spots were taken up by blown up kias. Lot of people got new engines out of that deal though under warranty/recall.

I'm running amsoil signature series with their 15k filter. Already have my Blackstone container. I'm sending it in at around 7k. Curious to see the results.
Kia said the oil burning problem had nothing to do with the machining issue with the crankshafts... :(

How many total miles on your FJ? Year? Should be good. Appears the Amsoil Signature just has the same additives as the Mobil 1 but just more. Be interesting to see your results.

Get the TBN check done too if you want to know the condition of the oil you sent in. I don't know the technical part but I'll be putting Google to work to find out :)
 
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