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View Poll Results: which synthetic do you use?
Royal Purple 218 7.33%
Mobil 1 1,957 65.83%
Castrol 317 10.66%
Other, please specify. 481 16.18%
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:00 AM   #2
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They are all good oils, but Mobil 1 seems to be easy to find. JMO.
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:09 AM   #3
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I use Pennzoil synthetic. I started using that about 2 weeks after I bought my truck so I can't really compare to non-synthetic oil. My bad.
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:16 AM   #4
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They are all good oils, but Mobil 1 seems to be easy to find. JMO.
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:22 AM   #5
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Castrol syntec 5W/30 in all my vehicles.
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:23 AM   #7
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I thought about using RP or Amsoil, but they seem extremely hard to find. I can get M1 pretty much anywhere. I have used M1 in previously vehicles, I like it, and will continue to use it for my Tacoma. Plus, M1 is the synthetic that my dealership uses, so it will be the same oil if I ever get it changed there.
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:22 AM   #8
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i read a long time ago about reading the oil stamp on the bottle. the api, sae, and acea standards. and decided to not pay for the premimum cost synthetics. So I use the Car quest brand synthetics. No problem so far and the price is not bad too.
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:24 AM   #9
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:49 AM   #11
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Jeez alot of you guys are using Mobil 1!! I wonder if I should switch brands?! But I've been using the pennzoil synthetic for about 2 years. Should I change brands, and does anyone know why mobile 1 is preferred so much?
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Jeez alot of you guys are using Mobil 1!! I wonder if I should switch brands?! But I've been using the pennzoil synthetic for about 2 years. Should I change brands, and does anyone know why mobile 1 is preferred so much?
easy to find. Costco sells it too.
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easy to find. Costco sells it too.
+. I can get Mobil 1 oil and a filter a mile from my house.
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Old 12-16-2008, 12:36 PM   #15
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Not sure about that motorkote video. If you look at when they test the motorkote oil, the pressure bar never moves, you will hear clicking but that is it. When it test the other brand, the pressure bar is moving fast.
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I chose other... I use Valvoline SynPower... have used it for years and just like it.
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:38 PM   #18
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Other.....AMSoil 5W-30 100% Synthetic Motor Oil......Just started using it via my dad's recommendation of about 5 years or so of use
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:39 PM   #19
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i checked mobil1, cause thats what i normally use, but i just changed my oil and for this go round im using pennzoil platinum...............walmart was outta m1......and i aint paying almost $28 for a 4 quart jug from autozone. i have used penn plat before and i like it pretty good, but i'll go back to mobil1 next change........hopefully they'll have it then.
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Old 12-16-2008, 04:14 PM   #20
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Hi,
I see the benefit of using synthetic is less frequent oil changes. Won't this void the warranty?

Also, I don't have to use "Toyota Genuine Oil" do I? If I use Valvoline and Penzoil it won't void the warranty? I used those brands for years.
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