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Non smooth running oils #4454158
07/09/17 10:08 AM
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Dallas69 Offline OP
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Hi guys
I keep reading here about such and such oil being solo smooth running.
What major oil is non smooth??
I have never used any oil that was noticeably rough and to tell you the truth,I can't tell any difference between brands.
Please let me know the non smooth ones so I can keep my eye out for them.


2009 Galant-ultra oil and filter
1987 Ford F-150 302
Smittys 5-30
Motorcraft filter
Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: Dallas69] #4454161
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I think it really depends on the specific engine.


15 Jeep KL Limited V6: Formula Shell 5W20
07 LR3 SE V8: Maxlife 5W30
05 Jeep KJ Limited: PHM 5W30
96 Jeep XJ Country: STP HM 5W30 (winter)
Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: HoosierJeeper] #4454174
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Originally Posted By: HoosierJeeper
I think it really depends on the specific engine.

Agreed.

Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: Dallas69] #4454187
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To be honest I always felt that being able to tell the difference between oils was a joke! But now I feel there is some truth to it ever since I bought my 13 Mustang GT and 12 Nissan Pathfinder it seems I can tell some difference in idle of both engines when I run different oil. Much more so on the V6 in my Pathfinder it seems the motor is real sensitive to oil type at idle and runs the smoothest on Valvoline Syn Power. And that's running the same brand and type of oil filter so I have ruled the filter out.

Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: Dallas69] #4454209
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I've not noticed any difference in smoothness among different brands. Different viscosities certainly, though, can make a difference in engine noise.

I'm of the opinion that engine oil is very much like drugs. Take ibuprofen for example. You've got Motrin IB, Advil and just about every retailer has their own house brand, but they're all chemically identical and work the same.


2011 Sonata GLS.
Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: Dallas69] #4454212
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I would say.... 0w20 or 5w20 viscosities are amongst "non smooth' ones smile


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1997 Toyota Landcruiser KZJ95 3.0 TD Shell Rimula R6M 10w40
Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: Dallas69] #4454218
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In over 45 years of driving I can not tell the difference in "smoothness or quietness" between oil brands. I guess my butt is numb and I'm hard of hearing LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL.

Whimsey

Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: Whimsey] #4454228
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Originally Posted By: Whimsey
In over 45 years of driving I can not tell the difference in "smoothness or quietness" between oil brands. I guess my butt is numb and I'm hard of hearing LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL.

Whimsey


x2, but I haven't used anything but Pennzoil for the last 47 years thumbsup

Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: Dallas69] #4454238
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I noticed my sienna ran smoother when I started using 0w20 instead of the 5w30 it was speced for from factory. I also noticed my truck ran higher rpms when I went from 5w30 to 0w40...but I did get a IAC engine light near the same time and I am having it off for cleaning now before I decide it was the oil.


2011 Prius 96k miles RLI 5w20
97 Toy T100 4x4: amsoil 0w20 242k Miles
04 Toy Sienna awd: Pennzoil 0w20 281k Miles
Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: Dallas69] #4454241
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I'm not sure about non smooth oils,but Pennzoil of any flavor is the smoothest running oil I've ever used,in every car I've owned.


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5W20

Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: Dallas69] #4454251
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I have never noticed it so much in brands of oil, but have noticed it in viscosity
The Ranger in my signature sounds like old agricultural equipment on the recommended 5W20.
With 5W30 in it, it is smooth and much quieter.


2012 Honda Accord LX-P 93K
2008 Ford Mustang Pony Package Convertible 17K
2006 Honda Odyssey EX-L 76K
2003 Ford Ranger 3.0 Supercab 110K
Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: maximus] #4454254
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I can't take the stuff now but in the older days I noticed the generic Aleve was far more potent than the name brand.
Since then I have talked to many people and without mentioning it they brought it up as well.



Originally Posted By: maximus
I've not noticed any difference in smoothness among different brands. Different viscosities certainly, though, can make a difference in engine noise.

I'm of the opinion that engine oil is very much like drugs. Take ibuprofen for example. You've got Motrin IB, Advil and just about every retailer has their own house brand, but they're all chemically identical and work the same.

Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: Whimsey] #4454285
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Originally Posted By: Whimsey
In over 45 years of driving I can not tell the difference in "smoothness or quietness" between oil brands. I guess my butt is numb and I'm hard of hearing LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL.

Whimsey


Try Magnatec.

Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: aquariuscsm] #4454289
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Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
I'm not sure about non smooth oils,but Pennzoil of any flavor is the smoothest running oil I've ever used,in every car I've owned.


Wait a cotton pickin second: you're a CASTROL GTX addict; evidence is the GTX UOA wink

BUSTED! LOL :^)


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: Dallas69] #4454291
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Ive never noticed a smoother engine but I have noticed that when I used mobil 1 on my 2010 Mazda 3 the engine was louder than other oils. Didn't really bother me but I noticed it right away.


1984 Mercedes-Benz 300SD - 100k
1995 F150 XL 4.9 reg cab 5MT - 251k 5w30
2016 Mazda6 Touring 6MT - 57k 10w30
2006 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8 31k 5w30
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