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 Post subject: What kind of oil should I use?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:19 pm 
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What kind of oil do you guys put in your bricks?? I was just having a discussion about oil with my brother, arguing about how it's all made in Kentucky in the same factory and put in different bottles. True or not, what kind of oil do you use and any particular reason why?


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 Post subject: Re: Oil
PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:24 pm 
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I use Castrol GTX (usually 5w-30) when I'm not running Synthetic (either Castrol or Mobil-1). Though if the car I'm driving is going through oil fast, just about anything cheap will do because it's leaking out faster than it can go bad. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Oil
PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:34 pm 
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Mobil 1

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 Post subject: Re: Oil
PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:15 pm 
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Mobil 1


Got a case sitting in my garage..just need to put more miles on the car.

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 Post subject: Re: Oil
PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:20 pm 
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V70R: Castrol GTX w/HyperLube zinc additive for break-in, then Mobil-1 exclusively
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122: Good conventional 10-30wt (usually Castrol)
245: Whatever is on sale at Walmart :roll:

The B230FT that goes into the 142 will use Mobil-1 full synthetic too (when it's finally in the car and running)

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 Post subject: Re: Oil
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:23 am 
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1. Mobil 1 has removed quite a few of it's additives...confirmed by the largest additive company in the US. Still great oil, but not the stuff it used to be.
2. Valvoline has picked up their additive solution and appears better than Mobil 1. Again confirmed.
3. Amsoil is way over the top. Confirmed by engine builders in the ALMS with Chevrolet, Ford, and Porsche. Not feedback from BMW or Lexus. Amsoil works better with the smaller tolerance bearings and engines. They make a 5w-40 that I run in the S60's.
4. I have been buying CarQuest synthetic oil as it's $3-$4 a bottle ands is made by Valvoline (good additives).
My 240's love it and I run 10-30 winter and 10-40 in the summer.
Remember, almost all of todays oils are better that when the 240's were made. Change every 5K and use a good filter and life is good. I wouldn't use 5w unless way up north. Bearings setups are looser than the newer cars.
Fram filters are garbage. Wix, NAPA, or the originals from Mahle are good filters. I buy those buy the case.
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 Post subject: Re: Oil
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:20 am 
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Mobil 1. K&N filters are the best, but not sure where to find them.

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 Post subject: Re: Oil
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:24 pm 
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I like castrol 20w 50w or 10w 40w, never had problems. If my funds where better i would use Amsoil, the stuff is amazing with small engines. I also run Amsoil gear lube in my mopar good stuff. -Aaron


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 Post subject: Re: Oil
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:42 pm 
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I'd suggest Castrol or Valvoline for readily available good stuff. High mileage for fun if your engine is using any oil(not because of a leak or clogged PCV system). Full synthetic for fun and maybe better efficiency/ability to keep the engine internals clean. Or basic Valvoline or Castrol GTX for cheap goodness.

These redblocks really don't care all that much.

I've stopped using Mobil 1 as it isn't as good as the other brands these days, wear additive wise. Redline full synthetics have one of the best "base" full synthetic oils to begin with and are very reluctant to breaking down.

If I had a turbo car I'd definitely be running full synthetic just because I know I'd be heating the beast up and I'd prefer not to change the oil all the time.

If I had any sort of whiteblock from 1992-2000 I'd be using some sort of high mileage oil. On the newer ones too, if they haven't been taken very well care of.

I usually use 10w30 Valvoline Maxlife high mileage full synthetic oil in my car as well as my parent's 2002 V702.4T. When I feel like making maximum power I use Eneos 5w40. Maybe I should just use it all the time? Maybe after the bottom end gets rebuilt in a few years. Or maybe I'll use the Redline.

http://www.eneos.us

Oh, and I'm doing 5k intervals.

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 Post subject: Re: Oil
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:07 am 
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Valvoline conventional 10w-40 on my old turbo motors. They way i drive, i would change the oil with a fresh Mann filter every 500-2000 miles.

However, with my new build i am thinking maybe amsoil ($9.95 a quart), but i still need to look into what i should use (research, not Ovtpinions).

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 Post subject: Re: Oil
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:03 am 
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Who said Ovtpinions aren't research? :P

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 Post subject: Re: Oil
PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:18 pm 
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KLR142 wrote:
Who said Ovtpinions aren't research? :P


I take your ovtpinion as research because you have tried more combination of parts on your car than anyone else i know. . . other than that, INTERNET TO THE RESCUE!

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 Post subject: Re: Oil
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Lol, there are just too many parts to try!

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 Post subject: Re: Oil
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Oh I love you internetz.. thanks for all the input guys.

I was always wondering what made oil what it is. Additives seem to be a particularly important part. I only asked because I just started changing my own oil and chose Castrol over Napa high mileage brand - it was almost hard to do for the extra 24 cents a quart :P


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 Post subject: Re: Oil
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2.5-3 quarts of Valvoline high mileage synthetic BLEND and then 1 full quart of Lucas oil stabilizer. (great for oil cooled turbo's) my 82 242GLTi seems to LOVE this combo.

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 Post subject: Re: Oil
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drumtice wrote:
2.5-3 quarts of Valvoline high mileage synthetic BLEND and then 1 full quart of Lucas oil stabilizer. (great for oil cooled turbo's) my 82 242GLTi seems to LOVE this combo.
What else have you tried?

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 Post subject: Re: Oil
PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:12 pm 
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standard 10w30 valvoline. then, I THINK its called, high rpm or high horsepower quaker state 10w30 synthetic blend. both would lose the viscosity way quick with my oil cooled turbo's heat. then i went to the valvoline high mileage 10w30 synthetic blend with the lucas oil stabilizer... my car really reacts better. Quieter, lasts longer, and keeps consistent threw all weather and abuse with that combo.

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 Post subject: Re: Oil
PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 7:32 pm 
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Castrol :mrgreen: Change mine every 2000-2500 max.
but im sure im going to have to go through my turbo soon.
I think im seeing "blue" but im not sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Oil
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:18 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Oil
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