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#4454158 - 07/09/17 10:08 AM Non smooth running oils
Dallas69 Offline


Registered: 02/11/14
Posts: 1664
Loc: Texas
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.
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#4454161 - 07/09/17 10:12 AM Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: Dallas69]
HoosierJeeper Offline


Registered: 11/23/16
Posts: 1276
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I think it really depends on the specific engine.
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#4454174 - 07/09/17 10:36 AM Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: HoosierJeeper]
AirgunSavant Offline


Registered: 07/22/15
Posts: 3772
Loc: MD
Originally Posted By: HoosierJeeper
I think it really depends on the specific engine.

Agreed.

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#4454187 - 07/09/17 10:50 AM Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: Dallas69]
Camprunner Offline


Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 1034
Loc: MA.
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.

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#4454209 - 07/09/17 11:22 AM Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: Dallas69]
maximus Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 723
Loc: TX
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.
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#4454212 - 07/09/17 11:25 AM Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: Dallas69]
Kamele0N Online   sick


Registered: 02/09/15
Posts: 2041
Loc: Slovenia
I would say.... 0w20 or 5w20 viscosities are amongst "non smooth' ones smile
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#4454218 - 07/09/17 11:37 AM Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: Dallas69]
Whimsey Offline


Registered: 12/22/02
Posts: 4047
Loc: The Garden State
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

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#4454228 - 07/09/17 12:09 PM Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: Whimsey]
Malo83 Offline


Registered: 08/08/08
Posts: 2000
Loc: Cali
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

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#4454238 - 07/09/17 12:22 PM Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: Dallas69]
TheKracken Offline


Registered: 04/18/17
Posts: 515
Loc: Fort Worth TX
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.
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#4454241 - 07/09/17 12:33 PM Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: Dallas69]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 18170
Loc: Dallas,Tx USA
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.
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#4454251 - 07/09/17 12:46 PM Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: Dallas69]
Tdbo Offline


Registered: 08/18/09
Posts: 3227
Loc: Ohio
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.
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#4454254 - 07/09/17 12:56 PM Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: maximus]
AirgunSavant Offline


Registered: 07/22/15
Posts: 3772
Loc: MD
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.

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#4454285 - 07/09/17 01:40 PM Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: Whimsey]
Warstud Offline


Registered: 09/02/05
Posts: 5397
Loc: MIchigan
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.

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#4454289 - 07/09/17 01:45 PM Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: aquariuscsm]
car51 Offline


Registered: 03/12/15
Posts: 10256
Loc: Southwest PA
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 :^)
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#4454291 - 07/09/17 01:45 PM Re: Non smooth running oils [Re: Dallas69]
E150GT Offline


Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 1103
Loc: San Antonio, TX
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.
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