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#1664795 - 11/09/09 05:00 PM "What oil should I use? What is the BEST oil?"
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Registered: 10/20/05
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Loc: PA
Looking for an oil recommendation? The BITOG community would love to help you find a good oil for YOUR vehicle and YOUR habits. Sometimes we can also help you find an oil to address a problem you might be having, such as oil consumption. Here's how to make a post that will help us zero in on your best option.

First, remember one thing:

There is no "best" oil!

This question comes up frequently. Everyone has their own personal favorites, but there's no such thing as a one-size-fits-all oil, or a best oil "overall". Every engine is different. Every oil has its place. What works for one engine might not work for another.

So, when you ask for advice, tell us about your car! The more details, the better. Here are the essential points:

1. What kind of vehicle you have
2. What your owner's manual says -- not just viscosity, but certifications (look for acronyms like API SM, ILSAC GF-4, etc.) and change intervals as well
3. Where you live
4. How you drive (easy? hard? fast? slow?)
5. What your daily drive is like (short trips? long trips? city? highway?)
6. Whether your car has any known problems

If you have any preferences -- synthetic vs. conventional, store-bought vs. ordered online, how long you'd like to go between oil changes, etc. -- or any other info you think might be important, let us know that as well.

Once again, the more details, the better. BITOG loves a good oil recommendation thread, especially when you give us a lot to work with. cheers

Welcome to BITOG. See you in the forum!
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#1664877 - 11/09/09 06:07 PM Re: "What oil should I use? What is the BEST oil?" [Re: d00df00d]
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Registered: 09/09/09
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Great sticky! USA thumbsup


Edited by defektes (11/09/09 06:08 PM)
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#1665230 - 11/09/09 10:54 PM Re: "What oil should I use? What is the BEST oil?" [Re: defektes]
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Registered: 03/11/07
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Loc: Chandler, Arizona, USA
Yes, great sticky!

P.S. You know Pennzoil Platinum is the best...Just kidding! :)
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#1665295 - 11/10/09 12:21 AM Re: "What oil should I use? What is the BEST oil?" [Re: coffee]
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Registered: 06/13/09
Posts: 1654
Loc: Eden Prairie MN
Originally Posted By: coffee
Yes, great sticky!

P.S. You know Pennzoil Platinum is the best...Just kidding! :)


Hey now! Be careful :)
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