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Cheap Synthetic Oil

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Canuckoma, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. Sep 20, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    Canuckoma

    Canuckoma [OP] Cunuckoma 98 - 425,000 Miles

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    I have been running Delo 400 LE Full Synthetic for the past few oil changes. No problems and it is less than $20 / gallon and I can get it at any truck stop. Oil stay clean even after 3000 miles. The 5w40 viscosity appears good for cold start-ups.
     
  2. Sep 27, 2009 at 6:14 AM
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    Warren Thompson

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    Does anyone else have info on this? I use Mobil 1 and pay the price. This sounds pretty reasonable. Canuckoma has the engine mileage to say something is right with this...
     
  3. Sep 27, 2009 at 6:17 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    On the second gens, the VVT-i is opperated by oil pressure. Not sure what affect could be had on the newer engines from running a 33% thicker oil.
     
  4. Sep 27, 2009 at 6:20 AM
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    Warren Thompson

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    Good point Chris, thanks. Will this make a big difference in the engine performance of the 2nd gens V6?
     
  5. Sep 27, 2009 at 6:23 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Not sure how much. A thicker oil is going to casue more drag on the crank. Alot of manufactures are switching to a lighter 20wt oil to aid in economy, but Im unsure of the impact on engine longevity. Im currently testing this, however, and should have an answer as soon as my Wife hits 100k miles......which may take a while. :(
     
  6. Sep 27, 2009 at 6:25 AM
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    Warren Thompson

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    Sounds like the viscosity difference is enough to impact economy. Good enough for me. I will stay with the recommended 5W-30. Thanks again.
     
  7. Sep 27, 2009 at 6:27 AM
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    chris4x4

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    :)
     
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