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#1514566 - 06/28/09 02:01 PM Castrol Syntec or Mobil 1-Which one/Why?
Dually Offline


Registered: 07/19/04
Posts: 503
Loc: Long Island/New York
If you had to select between these two oils which one would you spend your money on? Thanks Joe
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#1514572 - 06/28/09 02:05 PM Re: Castrol Syntec or Mobil 1-Which one/Why? [Re: Dually]
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Registered: 04/17/06
Posts: 19528
Loc: Lake Forest, CA
M1 over Syntec any time.
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#1514578 - 06/28/09 02:10 PM Re: Castrol Syntec or Mobil 1-Which one/Why? [Re: Dually]
AzFireGuy79 Offline


Registered: 03/08/08
Posts: 1286
Loc: Arizona
What kind of use and OCI would be the first question I would ask. I prefer Mobil 1 because of having used it in the past and liking the results. Many say that it has more robust base oils and an equally aggressive additive package. Syntec isn't even in the same league in my opinion. At the end of the day both are going to work fine with a reasonable OCI. The answer to your question really will be, Brand Preference from everyone here.
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#1514594 - 06/28/09 02:20 PM Re: Castrol Syntec or Mobil 1-Which one/Why? [Re: AzFireGuy79]
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Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 5485
Loc: Durango, Co
Castrol Syntec.. It seems we don't have alot of data on its performance here. Personally I think they are a little proud on price. Unless more data is gathered I would spend my money on the M1.

I am running Syntec in my company vehicl.. actually my company is running syntec in all of them. This is an oppurtunity to get some data.
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#1514612 - 06/28/09 02:34 PM Re: Castrol Syntec or Mobil 1-Which one/Why? [Re: Bryanccfshr]
SLCraig Offline


Registered: 12/21/08
Posts: 5579
Loc: London, ON, Canada
Unless we're talking German 0w30, Mobil1 gets my vote. Otherwise, GC is great stuff, and use in my fathers VQ30.

I had some Syntec 5w30 that I put in my SL1 when I had it, it was the thinnest 5w I've ever used. the consumption was the highest with this oil out of any oil I've ever poured into that crankcase. And for the price, not interested in going that route ever again.
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#1514672 - 06/28/09 03:21 PM Re: Castrol Syntec or Mobil 1-Which one/Why? [Re: HTSS_TR]
gfh77665 Offline


Registered: 09/01/08
Posts: 3148
Loc: Southeast Texas
 Originally Posted By: HTSS_TR
M1 over Syntec any time.


Definitely yes.

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#1514675 - 06/28/09 03:24 PM Re: Castrol Syntec or Mobil 1-Which one/Why? [Re: gfh77665]
lexus114 Offline


Registered: 05/12/08
Posts: 6164
Loc: Easton, PA
Just as SLCraig put it into words..Unless it`s GC then Mobil-1 for me.
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#1514677 - 06/28/09 03:27 PM Re: Castrol Syntec or Mobil 1-Which one/Why? [Re: lexus114]
tig1 Offline


Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 11679
Loc: Illinois
M1 is an outstanding oil. Used it since 1978.
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#1514685 - 06/28/09 03:37 PM Re: Castrol Syntec or Mobil 1-Which one/Why? [Re: tig1]
Spykem4e Offline


Registered: 10/23/08
Posts: 385
Loc: Montreal, canada
M1 would be my choice!
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#1514708 - 06/28/09 04:30 PM Re: Castrol Syntec or Mobil 1-Which one/Why? [Re: Spykem4e]
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Registered: 03/23/09
Posts: 2956
Loc: Indiana
I would use Mobil 1 over Syntec.
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#1514712 - 06/28/09 04:32 PM Re: Castrol Syntec or Mobil 1-Which one/Why? [Re: BobFout]
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Registered: 01/02/08
Posts: 895
Loc: PA
M1 OW30 or GC 0W30. Othergrades Edge or M1
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#1514723 - 06/28/09 04:54 PM Re: Castrol Syntec or Mobil 1-Which one/Why? [Re: wannafbody]
2oldtommy Offline


Registered: 10/29/06
Posts: 861
Loc: Ohio
I have been very happy with PP, M1, Syntec or Synpower. The one that has the low price for the moment goes in my cars. FWIW-- Oldtommy

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#1514838 - 06/28/09 07:04 PM Re: Castrol Syntec or Mobil 1-Which one/Why? [Re: BobFout]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 13913
Loc: South Texas,USA
 Originally Posted By: BobFout
I would use Mobil 1 over Syntec.


^^Absolutely! M1>Syntec........no contest


Edited by aquariuscsm (06/28/09 07:05 PM)
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#1514896 - 06/28/09 08:19 PM Re: Castrol Syntec or Mobil 1-Which one/Why? [Re: aquariuscsm]
Drivebelt Offline


Registered: 04/12/06
Posts: 782
Loc: Alberta
I think Syntec is an excellent oil that is underrated sometimes.

So, Castrol Syntec over M1. The only grade of M1 I would take over Syntec is the TDT 5W-40.

I think Castrol's base oils (Group III+ wax isomerate) are at least as good as the PAO/GIII blends M1 is using. And I have concerns about the high iron many of the lighter grades of M1 produces on many UOA's. And M1 can be noisy.

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#1514918 - 06/28/09 08:45 PM Re: Castrol Syntec or Mobil 1-Which one/Why? [Re: Drivebelt]
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Registered: 11/22/04
Posts: 7080
Loc: Texas
Mobil 1. Even if Syntec were a better oil, Castrol's whole marketing of it as "synthetic" years back really set me off. And that opened the whole can of worms with hydro-cracked oils being labeled as syn.

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