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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-21-2000, 10:47 PM
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Oil, son. . .black gold. . .Texas tea

My Dad thought that Havoline was the only oil worth putting into an engine. My older brother used to be ready to fight anyone who said Wolf's Head wasn't the best oil ever refined. I used to swear by Pennzoil. I've had parts guys tell me Valvoline is the best. I've read articles that said the brand doesn't make any difference at all as long as the weight is right.

Anybody out there got an opinion? Anybody out there got a fact?


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Re: Oil, son. . .black gold. . .Texas tea

Synthetic. That's all I use.

Several years ago I was trying to convince a friend to use it in his commute vehicle (180 miles/day). He talked to another friend that races cars. He told him that it doesn't matter what the brand says on the car, they are all running synthetic. He has been running it ever since.

All you need to know is: synthetic is slipperier (?) than regular oil. I use mobil 1. I am sure that there are others that are good.

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the only thing that i put in my jeeps in mobil 1 and thats it.

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Re: Oil, son. . .black gold. . .Texas tea

Well, my observations are just that... But I use only Mobil 1 full synthetic in my 454 (the engine I have that I really care about, I don't use anything but the relatively cheap stuff in the little 2.8L, because I don't care if it sticks around or not, if not, I get an excuse for a swap [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]). I actually seem to have gained a little power, and it seems to actually run a bit better now. However, I think the thing that makes the absolute biggest difference with oil, no matter what type, is changing it often, and having a really good quality filter.

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Re: Oil, son. . .black gold. . .Texas tea

This was posted months ago, but I saved it because it's some good stuff. http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/2...rap_bible.html or more specifically http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/2...oil_bible.html. Happy Jeeping dudes.
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Re: Oil, son. . .black gold. . .Texas tea

Mobil 1 here......since it came out (75-76???).
Penzoil is allegedly the best dino stuff......Pennsylvania dinos were naturally slipperyer..slipperier .....ah.....naturally more slippery (still not sure?).....but doesn't even touch Mobil 1's broad range of stabilty.

I do bi-annual changes regardless of mileage ....when it starts getting cool and when it stays warm for a while.

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It comes down to personal preference. Whatever you choose, the most important thing is to change it often.

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I wouldn't use synthetic on a new engine until the rings are seated.

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Autozone sells their remanufactured engines prefilled with Mobil 1 full synthetic. I wouldn't recommend it, but the rocket scientists at Autozone don't have a problem with it.

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yeah, and when the rings don't seat they'll be happy to sell you more oil. What did they list as nomal consumption for oil. I've seen
some high oil consumption engines not meet standards for replacement. I'm not happy unless they go 1500 miles without adding a
quart. Synthetic is good oil but in my opinon too good for getting the rings to seat. Ford.GM and Chrysler don't put it in their engines
(as far as I know) and they seem to go the distance.

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