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#3210984 - 12/09/13 07:15 AM Re: Help Selecting a Motor Oil [Re: TwoCan]
KD0AXS Offline


Registered: 11/13/12
Posts: 1244
Loc: Nowthen, MN
For a 5000 mile OCI, use any quality name brand conventional oil in the recommended grade and a good quality filter. If the vehicle doesn't last you 300,000 miles, it's not because of the oil.
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#3210988 - 12/09/13 07:22 AM Re: Help Selecting a Motor Oil [Re: TwoCan]
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Registered: 12/27/09
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Loc: Tennessee
5w40 shell T6, set it and forget it.
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I think the oil in those little yellow bottles is great,don't you? + a white oil filter matches best.

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#3210994 - 12/09/13 07:27 AM Re: Help Selecting a Motor Oil [Re: Garak]
Clevy Offline


Registered: 11/11/10
Posts: 7669
Loc: Saskatoon canada
Originally Posted By: cheesepuffs
Pick up some Mobil 1 5w-30 at Walmart and call it a day. No need to go overboard with the other oils that are much harder to find. M1 is up to the task and has a massive following.


Huh?
Why even bother with synthetic at 5000 mile intervals? Any of today's rconventionals are capable of 5000 mile intervals so why spend more with no return on the extra expense.
Synthetic oils aren't magic. They are formulated with longer drains in mind. If running such a short interval there is no point whatsoever in spending more for a synthetic.


Originally Posted By: Garak
Originally Posted By: TwoCan
I am searching for best full synthetic 5W-30 motor oil that offers maximum possible protection for my engine. I would like to get 300,000 miles out of the engine.

You could get that out of any conventional on the shelf. A synthetic won't make the engine last longer. The oil might last longer, but with your particular OCI, that's not an issue.

If you're not buying based on price, you're not extending OCIs, and we know that any oil meeting the specifications will get you as far as you want to go, there's not much help we can offer.

If you're looking for an oil that's going to perform much "better" than other oils when you're not really asking a lot from them, you're not going to find one. There's no magic bullet to make engines last forever and you're certainly not taxing the oil.



And that about covers it. The engine isn't being asked of much from the original posts description nor is it going very far so there is no reason to spend more money on an oil that achieves nothing better in performance and protection for the miles driven
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#3211001 - 12/09/13 07:35 AM Re: Help Selecting a Motor Oil [Re: TwoCan]
dave1251 Offline


Registered: 07/15/05
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I am using PYB for around 10K OCI's in a F150 FX4 no problems at all.

I use my truck as a truck also in one of the hottest places in the United States. I do not buy into the whole "conventional" and "synthetic" labeling on the bottle. I go and purchase what is on sale that meets the manufactures engine specifications and then forget it.

Sorry if/when my truck engine dies it will not be because of motor oil.
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#3211034 - 12/09/13 08:29 AM Re: Help Selecting a Motor Oil [Re: dave1251]
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Originally Posted By: dave1251
I do not buy into the whole "conventional" and "synthetic" labeling on the bottle. I go and purchase what is on sale that meets the manufactures engine specifications and then forget it.


Seems to be the most reasonable post in this thread.

The manufacturer tested with the specified oil (whatever spec that would be ... API, Ford WS). As long as you use an oil that meets those specs (conventional / syn, doesn't matter), you will be safe for the recommended interval.

I would have no problems running up to 7500 in my Focus on a conventional that meets ford's spec for 5w-20 oil.
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#3211067 - 12/09/13 09:24 AM Re: Help Selecting a Motor Oil [Re: TwoCan]
qdeezie Offline


Registered: 08/10/10
Posts: 848
Loc: Charlotte, NC
For what it's worth, I just got rid of a vehicle with 359,000+ miles that I owned since it had 8,000 miles on it. For the first 300,000 I ran Mobil 1 and Exxon Superflo synthetic (when they used to make it). Around 300k miles, I switched over to Pennzoil Platinum. My OCIs were 6k to 7k the entire time. The car still ran just as good as new when I got rid of it. Honestly, if it wasn't a base model vehicle with no power options other than A/C, I would have held on to it.

Choose the synthetic oil that you consider to be your favorite or try a few (that meet your engine specs) and stick with the one your vehicle "likes" the most. What I mean by "likes the most" is one you notice a better behavior from such as reduced engine noise and increased smoothness.

My opinion is that any decent synthetic will get you to 300k as long as you keep the oil changed, use a good quality oil filter, ensure that your PCV system works normally and address any cooling system or fuel system issues immediately.
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#3211072 - 12/09/13 09:28 AM Re: Help Selecting a Motor Oil [Re: TwoCan]
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Registered: 08/10/10
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Loc: Charlotte, NC
One more thing to add. If you are stuck on a 5000 mile OCI, honestly speaking, go with a top notch conventional (that meets your engine specs) and save your money. If you are trying to drive it til it croaks, go with a synthetic and increase your OCIs.
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#3211081 - 12/09/13 09:51 AM Re: Help Selecting a Motor Oil [Re: qdeezie]
Clevy Offline


Registered: 11/11/10
Posts: 7669
Loc: Saskatoon canada
Originally Posted By: qdeezie
For what it's worth, I just got rid of a vehicle with 359,000+ miles that I owned since it had 8,000 miles on it. For the first 300,000 I ran Mobil 1 and Exxon Superflo synthetic (when they used to make it). Around 300k miles, I switched over to Pennzoil Platinum. My OCIs were 6k to 7k the entire time. The car still ran just as good as new when I got rid of it. Honestly, if it wasn't a base model vehicle with no power options other than A/C, I would have held on to it.

Choose the synthetic oil that you consider to be your favorite or try a few (that meet your engine specs) and stick with the one your vehicle "likes" the most. What I mean by "likes the most" is one you notice a better behavior from such as reduced engine noise and increased smoothness.

My opinion is that any decent synthetic will get you to 300k as long as you keep the oil changed, use a good quality oil filter, ensure that your PCV system works normally and address any cooling system or fuel system issues immediately.



Any oil will get a modern engine to 300000 miles. Any oil,changed at proper intervals.
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#3211085 - 12/09/13 09:57 AM Re: Help Selecting a Motor Oil [Re: Clevy]
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Registered: 08/10/10
Posts: 848
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Originally Posted By: Clevy
Originally Posted By: qdeezie
For what it's worth, I just got rid of a vehicle with 359,000+ miles that I owned since it had 8,000 miles on it. For the first 300,000 I ran Mobil 1 and Exxon Superflo synthetic (when they used to make it). Around 300k miles, I switched over to Pennzoil Platinum. My OCIs were 6k to 7k the entire time. The car still ran just as good as new when I got rid of it. Honestly, if it wasn't a base model vehicle with no power options other than A/C, I would have held on to it.

Choose the synthetic oil that you consider to be your favorite or try a few (that meet your engine specs) and stick with the one your vehicle "likes" the most. What I mean by "likes the most" is one you notice a better behavior from such as reduced engine noise and increased smoothness.

My opinion is that any decent synthetic will get you to 300k as long as you keep the oil changed, use a good quality oil filter, ensure that your PCV system works normally and address any cooling system or fuel system issues immediately.



Any oil will get a modern engine to 300000 miles. Any oil,changed at proper intervals.


I'll keep this in mind the next time I see City Star motor oil on sale. grin
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#3211093 - 12/09/13 10:05 AM Re: Help Selecting a Motor Oil [Re: TwoCan]
gregk24 Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 3059
Loc: FL, USA
Pennzoil Platinum, Quaker State Ultimate Durability, Mobil 1. All of those are great OTC synthetic oils available at Walmart for a great price. Fram TG, Fram Ultra, and Puro Classic are filters available at Walmart also, of those three I would use the TG.
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#3211804 - 12/09/13 10:46 PM Re: Help Selecting a Motor Oil [Re: qdeezie]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 11756
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: qdeezie
I'll keep this in mind the next time I see City Star motor oil on sale.

That doesn't count, being unlicensed and meeting zero approvals. wink It has as much in common with real motor oil as does baby oil.
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#3211853 - 12/09/13 11:44 PM Re: Help Selecting a Motor Oil [Re: qdeezie]
bvance554 Offline


Registered: 09/24/12
Posts: 957
Loc: VA
Originally Posted By: qdeezie
Originally Posted By: Clevy
Originally Posted By: qdeezie
For what it's worth, I just got rid of a vehicle with 359,000+ miles that I owned since it had 8,000 miles on it. For the first 300,000 I ran Mobil 1 and Exxon Superflo synthetic (when they used to make it). Around 300k miles, I switched over to Pennzoil Platinum. My OCIs were 6k to 7k the entire time. The car still ran just as good as new when I got rid of it. Honestly, if it wasn't a base model vehicle with no power options other than A/C, I would have held on to it.

Choose the synthetic oil that you consider to be your favorite or try a few (that meet your engine specs) and stick with the one your vehicle "likes" the most. What I mean by "likes the most" is one you notice a better behavior from such as reduced engine noise and increased smoothness.

My opinion is that any decent synthetic will get you to 300k as long as you keep the oil changed, use a good quality oil filter, ensure that your PCV system works normally and address any cooling system or fuel system issues immediately.



Any oil will get a modern engine to 300000 miles. Any oil,changed at proper intervals.


I'll keep this in mind the next time I see City Star motor oil on sale. grin


He said good, meaning that it meets specs. Lets not be foolish and think that your mileage was due to the 'synthetic' oil. So many have had the same experience as you on regular old conventional oil grin

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#3211951 - 12/10/13 04:59 AM Re: Help Selecting a Motor Oil [Re: TwoCan]
Lubener Offline


Registered: 01/22/11
Posts: 227
Loc: Ohio
Driving habits have a bigger impact on engine longevity than the brand of oil you use.Don't drink the kool aid.

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#3216326 - 12/14/13 09:54 AM Re: Help Selecting a Motor Oil [Re: TwoCan]
CourierDriver Offline


Registered: 12/27/09
Posts: 3190
Loc: Tennessee
Yep, dont drink the Kool aid, Jim Jones did that once....
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I think the oil in those little yellow bottles is great,don't you? + a white oil filter matches best.

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#3218677 - 12/16/13 03:53 PM Re: Help Selecting a Motor Oil [Re: TwoCan]
TwoCan Offline


Registered: 11/30/13
Posts: 5
Loc: West Coast U.S.A.
Thank you everyone for your input.


Edited by TwoCan (12/16/13 03:54 PM)

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