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#1613851 - 09/28/09 06:35 PM Best conventional oil
cassidy Offline


Registered: 09/27/09
Posts: 125
Loc: Jeromesville,Oh
I need a expert opinion on what the best conventional oil on the market is. Are there any better than the rest? I see a lot of pyb users, but not many on others like valvoline or castrol. So, whats the best?

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#1613855 - 09/28/09 06:38 PM Re: Best conventional oil [Re: cassidy]
sparkplug Offline


Registered: 07/16/08
Posts: 862
Loc: Massena, NY
I vote Valvoline.
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#1613859 - 09/28/09 06:41 PM Re: Best conventional oil [Re: sparkplug]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 6596
Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
There may be no "best" as the engine design and type of driving comes into the equasion.
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#1613864 - 09/28/09 06:43 PM Re: Best conventional oil [Re: Eddie]
parimento1 Offline


Registered: 09/02/07
Posts: 750
Loc: Brooklyn, NY
The one that's on sale

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#1613874 - 09/28/09 06:51 PM Re: Best conventional oil [Re: parimento1]
cassidy Offline


Registered: 09/27/09
Posts: 125
Loc: Jeromesville,Oh
I used to be a diehard Castrol GTX guy because thats what my dad used when I was growing up, But over the last few years, I have been using Supertech because of the great prices, or when I'm at a parts store like Autozone, I get the "house brand" like the Coastal they used to carry. Am I ok with those oils or should I go with a name brand?

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#1613883 - 09/28/09 06:58 PM Re: Best conventional oil [Re: cassidy]
bullwinkle Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 3895
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
As long as you're sticking to the mfr.'s recommended change interval & viscosity, using SM rated oil for gasoline engines, you'll be fine. I've always been a fan of Valvoline & Mobil products, but Coastal & Supertech (both made by Warren, AFAIK), are decent oils too. It's more important to change it regularly than what you use to do it!
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#1613895 - 09/28/09 07:06 PM Re: Best conventional oil [Re: bullwinkle]
defektes Offline


Registered: 09/09/09
Posts: 3216
Loc: Hesperia, CA, USA
Valvoline, the mechanics choice.
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#1613899 - 09/28/09 07:15 PM Re: Best conventional oil [Re: defektes]
cassidy Offline


Registered: 09/27/09
Posts: 125
Loc: Jeromesville,Oh
Well, according the oil life monitor in my Ridgeline, it logged 7900 miles on the last oil change, 95% highway miles. I know that the maintainance monitor was designed around dino oil, but do you think that Supertech is up to the task?

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#1613900 - 09/28/09 07:15 PM Re: Best conventional oil [Re: defektes]
erogers Offline


Registered: 06/24/07
Posts: 214
Loc: Land of Lincoln
For an over-the-counter conventional oil, I'd pick Valvoline too. After all, it was the first motor oil...they've had a lot of time to perfect it!

If I could pick any conventional, though, I'd probably go with Brad Penn. Pure Pennsylvania Crude! All USA.
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#1613904 - 09/28/09 07:17 PM Re: Best conventional oil [Re: erogers]
Jakegday Offline


Registered: 05/25/09
Posts: 962
Loc: fremont nebraska
ive always used valvoline. before switching to maxlife i used their conventional
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#1613905 - 09/28/09 07:18 PM Re: Best conventional oil [Re: Eddie]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 14339
Loc: Niagara Falls, ON, CA (near)
Originally Posted By: Eddie
There may be no "best" as the engine design and type of driving comes into the equasion.
+1 thumbsup

Blindly I would go with Pennzoil or Valvoline
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#1613917 - 09/28/09 07:29 PM Re: Best conventional oil [Re: StevieC]
Carzzz Offline


Registered: 01/26/08
Posts: 424
Loc: Toronto, ON, Canada
GTX is very decently dino oil... (close to synthetic except the cold flow is not as good as synthetic)

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#1613919 - 09/28/09 07:31 PM Re: Best conventional oil [Re: Carzzz]
oilchangeguy Offline


Registered: 02/22/09
Posts: 317
Loc: North Carolina
Valvoline hands down.
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#1613922 - 09/28/09 07:33 PM Re: Best conventional oil [Re: oilchangeguy]
RTexasF Offline


Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 2363
Loc: Brownsville, TX
The one that you change on a regular basis regardless of brand.

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#1613931 - 09/28/09 07:38 PM Re: Best conventional oil [Re: RTexasF]
buster Offline


Registered: 11/16/02
Posts: 29087
Loc: NJ
Valvoline
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