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Old 12-24-2008, 03:12 AM   #1
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Default What engine oil do YOU use?

Might be a repost but w/e.

I've recently switched from mobil to ams oil (last year)

But I was just pointed to this "test"....Impressions?

Seems odd such cheap oils would out preform the top dog(re: Motul)

http://www.animegame.com/cars/Oil%20Tests.pdf

So what do you use, and will you now switch to, say Valvoline Durablend(amazing results for the price)
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Ive tried all of the high priced Redline and Amsoil, but I prefer the Mobil 1 synth because its cheaper and easier to find. $30 for oil and a filter is hard to beat. They even have it in the 4 quart jugs, which is perfect. Only like $22 I think it was. Save like $.50 a quart buying it that way. I couldnt notice any improvement with Amsoil or Redline, never tried Royal Purple, but Ive heard from some that it sucks. Though I guess it would take 100k+ miles before you would really be able to see much difference between the brands, in wear anyway.
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I use royal purple 10w-40
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I have been running nothing but mobil 1 and with my new built motor the first two changes are royal purple but i will change over to mobil 1 again. Cant beat the prices of a case at Costco!
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i usually go with mobil 1 synthetic
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i'm using mobile 1 as well, but i think i want to try motul since i can get it for the same price. what weights you guys using?
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5-30 in the winter, slightly thicker in the summer. I think maybe 10-40 (if they even offer that in the Mobil1 synth).
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on daily drivers I use mobil1....on anything I really care about royal purple. love the stuff and looks like it did really good in the tests
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i use royal purple 10w-40
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Seriously though, I use Walmart Supertech on all my cars now. It dirt cheap and works great so far. I've put over 40k miles on my TC since Feb and its still running.
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Mobil 1 10w-30 every 2500 miles in the Miata and then it goes in the Jeep for another 2500 miles. But after reading the article, that DuraBlend might be worth looking at for sure.
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Amsoil in the race car, then it goes into my Dodge's gas tank. Delo 400 in the Dodge, thinking about trying it in the race car.
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I've run 10w30, 10w40, and 15w50. I'm back to 10w30 Mobil1. I change it whenever I remember to (3-5k).
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Red Line 10w 40 ( because the decals look cool) lol
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I've been running Moblile 1 fully synthetic 10-30. I change it ever 15K whether it needs it or not. Just dumped the oil at 17K when I pulled the oil pan. Thought crossed my mind of reusing it, but alas I didn't.

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Seriously though, I use Walmart Supertech on all my cars now. It dirt cheap and works great so far. I've put over 40k miles on my TC since Feb and its still running.
I almost bought this oil. I've heard it's extremely good oil for the money. You use their synthetic version?
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i use royal purple 10w-40
+2, have it in the tranny and diff also.
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I'm going to run Redline 10w30 and probably do 10 track-days on it on the advice of "Dave from Redline", pending a UOA of course.

I run RotellaT 15w40 in my daily and break-in on my turbo car.

Wix filters in both.

I plan on running Schaeffer in the trans and rear end.
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