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oil change!

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by wolfeinstein, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. Jul 14, 2011 at 2:03 PM
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    wolfeinstein

    wolfeinstein [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have 3 different syntetic motor oils can i mix match them?
     
  2. Jul 14, 2011 at 2:33 PM
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    AndrewFalk

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    As wolfpack said, make sure they are all the same viscosity first. I can't see how it would cause any harm to the motor. But with that being said, I wouldn't mix oils in my truck. It's cheap enough to just buy a few extra quarts.
     
  3. Jul 14, 2011 at 2:40 PM
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    I always buy what is on sale in pep boys always 5w30 syntetic so i have castrol mobil1 and something else but all the same only difference is brand!
     
  4. Jul 14, 2011 at 8:12 PM
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    Cheap? I remember having fits when the price of a quart of oil shot up to $0.55/quart. I choke every time I buy oil now, but it's cheaper than engine repair.
     
  5. Jul 15, 2011 at 1:42 AM
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    pancho

    pancho Go home Nubbs, street lights are off!

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    Just don't do it too often. at least in my opinion
     
  6. Jul 15, 2011 at 3:06 AM
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    Different brands of oil will have different additives, but as long as the oil is the same viscosity and same API service classification it will be okay. I've mixed Mobile 1 and Royal Purple.
     
  7. Jul 15, 2011 at 4:57 PM
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    :)
    I know haha...that's why I said 'cheap enough'. :p
     
  8. Jul 15, 2011 at 5:02 PM
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    FWIW ... Best oil info. on the web --> http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/

    Great oil info. forums too ... if you want to do in depth oil/lubrication research.
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