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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-14-2002, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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hey guys what engine oil do you run and why?
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Amsoil......Although it's a PITA to get, I feel that this is the best synthetic oil available....
If you have an old, tired motor, using a synthetic wouldn't be the wisest choice.....
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Amsoil synthetic. 10W30.

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castrol or havoline 20W-50. cuz i like the way heavy oil hides all the tapping & clicking noises, and it's generally hot enough in NC to run thick stuff...
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If you drive a Grand Vitara, with the 2.5L V6, use ONLY 5W30. ONLY. PERIOD. If you use a heavier weight oil, you will trash your timing chain tensioners. That takes a lot of time and money to fix!

Remember, ONLY 5W30 in your GV!

Did I say you should probably use 5W30?

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I've got valvoline (cheaper) 10w-30 in my samurai with the hybrid engine. I'll be running that for the next 9000 miles, and then I'm thinking on either mobil1 or the dreaded expensive amsoil. Why the synthetics, for that mental safety factor (I do not know if it would ever do anything though), so I have some extra hidden safety margins (8500rpm!).. I dunno....
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Castr(ated)ol SYNTEC ruined my rings on my old engine, that stuff sucks bad...

I really like Mobil1 synthetic, and if you don't want to use synthetic, Use Valvoline,
I have been impressed with it.
my old Dodge Grand caravan had 175K miles on it, and all I used on it was Valvoline,
changed every 3k and it still never burned a drop of oil during that 3k miles.

as for weight, it really depends on where you live, I use 5w30 what it recomends for the engine,
and have not had any problems.

I have been extreemly impressed with Energy Release additive, it has really smoothed out my whole rig.
http://www.energyrelease.com/products.asp?Family_ID=1

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Whatever happens to be on special at my local auto-parts store [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
I just change it VERY often.
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Red Line or Mobile 1 10/30 if you have a newer engine. If it's older and may leak, higher milage engines have a tendancy to leak with snyths, Valvoline Max Life 10/30
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Mobil 1 0W-30 in my sidekick 1.8. Used to run 5W-30 and noticed a huge difference going to the 0-30. The engine turns over much easier and the oil flows much quicker (can tell by the sound in the seconds after starting that it's not running dry nearly as long)
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