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#47850 - 10/08/03 07:28 PM The best synthetic motor oil
yellow68 Offline


Registered: 10/08/03
Posts: 19
Loc: Georgia
Who makes the best synthetic motor oil?

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#47851 - 10/08/03 07:44 PM Re: The best synthetic motor oil
hk33ka1 Offline


Registered: 12/01/02
Posts: 231
Loc: Ontario
Who makes the best tasting food?

There isn't really a specific answer to your question, and I'm sure someone will get more specific about this than I have.

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#47852 - 10/08/03 07:46 PM Re: The best synthetic motor oil
Patman Offline



Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 19274
Loc: Oakville, Ontario
quote:
Originally posted by yellow68:
Who makes the best synthetic motor oil?

Honestly, it's not an easy answer.

There are many good oils out there, and some work better in certain engines than others.

If you stick with Amsoil, Redline, Schaeffer Oil, Mobil 1, Royal Purple or the new German Castrol, all of these should give you a long engine life.

The best way to determine which oil, and which viscosity works best for your driving habits, climate and engine, is through used oil analysis, that way you can see how much engine wear is taking place.

Another very important factor in engine life, which many people don't realize (but most people on here are aware of) is that your air filter plays a critical role. Engine wear is drastically increased when too much dirt gets past your air filter, so no matter how good your oil is, it can't protect the engine from dirt. Believe it or not, the OEM paper air filter is usually the best at trapping dirt, and the longer you leave it on, the better it filters, so changing it too often does more harm than good. This is something that will shock a lot of people, since most Jiffy Lubes will try to sell you a new air filter every single time you go in there.

[ October 09, 2003, 10:50 AM: Message edited by: Patman ]

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#47853 - 10/08/03 08:01 PM Re: The best synthetic motor oil
Ray H Offline


Registered: 01/16/03
Posts: 4478
Loc: Southern California
SuperTech "Full Synthetic" 10W-30. Universally recognized by tribologists as the finest of its type available regardless of price and suitable for all automotive applications in any climate. BS? Yep. So was your loaded question. Now if you'd given us something to work with, say, "I have a (name your vehicle) with (name your mileage), used primarily for (you get the idea), and I'd appreciate some input about an appropriate synthetic oil.", you'd have received some thoughtful (and more importantly, meaningful) replies. If you want an intelligent answer, ask an intelligent question.

[ October 09, 2003, 11:11 AM: Message edited by: Ray H ]

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#47854 - 10/08/03 08:27 PM Re: The best synthetic motor oil
TooManyWheels Offline


Registered: 02/21/03
Posts: 3674
Loc: Houston, Tex
Knowing what price range he was considering would have been immensely helpful also.

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#47855 - 10/08/03 08:37 PM Re: The best synthetic motor oil
Ray H Offline


Registered: 01/16/03
Posts: 4478
Loc: Southern California
I thought about that, too, but since "yellow 68" couched his question as an absolute superlative, I concluded money was no object for him. (Must be nice, eh?)

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#47856 - 10/09/03 09:10 AM Re: The best synthetic motor oil
Asmodeus Offline


Registered: 06/17/03
Posts: 197
Loc: Montreal, Canada
German Castrol [Wink]

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#47857 - 10/09/03 09:12 AM Re: The best synthetic motor oil
J Offline


Registered: 02/02/03
Posts: 434
Loc: Berkeley
quote:
Originally posted by yellow68:
Who makes the best synthetic motor oil?

That's easy ... It's Delvac 1 5W-40 [Razz] [Wink]

[Cheers!]

Jae

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#47858 - 10/09/03 09:14 AM Re: The best synthetic motor oil
crashz Offline


Registered: 07/31/03
Posts: 656
Loc: Massachusetts
quote:
Originally posted by hk33ka1:
Who makes the best tasting food?

Pizza.

"Who makes the best syn?"

Mobil 1.

The reasons why:
While there are a lot of great synthetic out there, Mobil 1 continues to be the lowest price (for a 10w-30 full syn), easiest to obtain, and can hang with the others that are so highly regarded. Is Redline better? Yes in certain situations. Is Amsoil better? Yes, in certain situations. The application is the deciding factor. Mobil 1 is the best for me cause it fits my application the best, its cheaper than the others and I can get it on a whim on Sundays. And since I'm the center of my own little world, Mobil 1 is the best.

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#47859 - 10/09/03 09:52 AM Re: The best synthetic motor oil
icruse Offline


Registered: 05/28/02
Posts: 187
Loc: Minnesota
crash z,
Well spoken.
The best of ...(you name it), is what works for YOU. [Wink]

Good Day,
Steven

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#47860 - 10/08/03 10:11 PM Re: The best synthetic motor oil
Chris B. Offline


Registered: 03/16/03
Posts: 2871
Loc: Colorado
I make the best oil in the world in my basement, it shows ZERO wear and I'm keeping it a secreet! [Razz] (said with a Dr.Evil accent) For 1,000,000,000 dollars I'll sell it to you my little friend! [Big Grin]

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#47861 - 10/08/03 10:59 PM Re: The best synthetic motor oil
yellow68 Offline


Registered: 10/08/03
Posts: 19
Loc: Georgia
quote:
Originally posted by hk33ka1:
Who makes the best tasting food?

There isn't really a specific answer to your question, and I'm sure someone will get more specific about this than I have.

Well, I just put in a 331 stroker motor in my 68 mustang and I am about to change the oil at 500 miles and I want the best oil to use in it. This motor turns 9,000 or 10,000 rpms but I am not going to turn it that high. It cost to much for that. I was thinking Mobil 1 because of the cost and ease to locate it. You can buy it anywhere.

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#47862 - 10/08/03 11:14 PM Re: The best synthetic motor oil
yellow68 Offline


Registered: 10/08/03
Posts: 19
Loc: Georgia
quote:
Originally posted by Ray H:
I thought about that, too, but since "yellow 68" couched his question as an absolute superlative, I concluded money was no object for him. (Must be nice, eh?)

No I just get my but out of bed and go to work everday. Not that hard

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#47863 - 10/08/03 11:22 PM Re: The best synthetic motor oil
rpn453 Offline


Registered: 11/06/02
Posts: 4840
Loc: Saskatchewan
quote:
Originally posted by crashz:
quote:
Originally posted by hk33ka1:
Who makes the best tasting food?

Pizza.

"Who makes the best syn?"

Mobil 1.


But who makes the best tasting pizza?

Mobil 1 makes good oil. You'll have no problems because of its use. But for break-in I'd go with some inexpensive dino for another short change interval or two (maybe 1000 miles per).

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#47864 - 10/08/03 11:34 PM Re: The best synthetic motor oil
yellow68 Offline


Registered: 10/08/03
Posts: 19
Loc: Georgia
quote:
Originally posted by Ray H:
I thought about that, too, but since "yellow 68" couched his question as an absolute superlative, I concluded money was no object for him. (Must be nice, eh?)

On a serious note. I don't drive this car but on nice days and weekends but I will drive it hard occasionaly. What difference does it make how much it cost when you are putting 500 to 1000 miles on a car a year. I just wanted to see what the best protection for my engine would be. I think mobil 1 is a good choice but amsoil and redline have good names too.

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