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which oil to use?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by pngo121, Dec 3, 2010.

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which oil would you go with?

  1. Castrol Edge

    22.8%
  2. Mobil 1 EP

    77.2%
  1. Dec 3, 2010 at 9:33 AM
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    pngo121

    pngo121 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Castrol Edge or Mobil 1 EP
     
  2. Dec 3, 2010 at 9:35 AM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    amsoil 0-30....forever
     
  3. Dec 3, 2010 at 9:36 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    You're pretty much asking which color is better, Red or Blue? We all know Green is the best anyway. :p
     
  4. Dec 3, 2010 at 9:37 AM
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    Both are great oils so just flip a coin. I use Amsoil 5-30.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2010 at 9:48 AM
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  6. Dec 3, 2010 at 10:43 AM
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    YUP!
     
  7. Dec 3, 2010 at 10:48 AM
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    Use the good kind. :D
     
  8. Dec 3, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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    mws4ua

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    Been a while since we've had an oil-opinion question....


    (No, I'm not just being an ass. I voted, too.)
     
  9. Dec 3, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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    pngo121

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    i was just wondering because i use mobil 1 and castrol's new edge claims on the label it provides 8x more wear protection than mobil 1.
     
  10. Dec 4, 2010 at 11:33 PM
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    MOBIL 1!!! EP 15,000 mile!! My house hold only runs mobil 1. very very good.
     
  11. Dec 7, 2010 at 5:49 AM
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    What's your change interval?

    Unless you are going for extended drains, really doesn't matter that much. If you are going extended drains, check into bobistheoilguy site, as they post oil analysis results for various oils that can help you make a choice.
     
  12. Dec 7, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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    But I ask again, what is your change interval ?! :D

     
  13. Dec 7, 2010 at 8:48 AM
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    Damn!! :D
     
  14. Dec 8, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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    i use mobil 1 EP oil and change every 10k miles. usually hit 10k miles about 6-8 months.
     
  15. Dec 8, 2010 at 7:55 AM
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    If I were going 10k on an OCI I would get an oil analysis done to confirm the oil health at 10k. This will tell you if your oil is adequate for that OCI.

    As for what brand/type, I'd defer back to data from the BITOG site for extended drain oil analysis results.
     
  16. Dec 9, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    thanks for all the input.
     
  17. Dec 10, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    I use Rotella T6 5-40, I use it in my race bikes (motor side only).

    Its actually a diesel oil and it works very very well.

    It costs roughly 20-25 bucks a gallon, same as Mobil 1, I would rather use Rotella, if it has been proven to work well in off-road racing with high rpm small motors 500cc and smaller, it works well for street use as well, also when draining the oil after it has been used for long enough it is still fairly thick compared to Mobil one, turns almost into water..

    Yeah I know Mobil 1 is recommended by high performance car manufacturers, but there is a reason for that and its about the $$$$$$, called kickbacks..
     
  18. Dec 15, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    Used Mobile one for years but now using Amsoil 5W30. Like it so far.
     
  19. Dec 15, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    Amsoil 0-30 for me as well.
     
  20. Dec 30, 2010 at 11:32 PM
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    I discovered that my truck runs great on Royalpurple synthetic. Its about 36 a gallon, but inn my opinion its worth every penny. It keeps its viscosity twice as long as dino.
     
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