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Decisions, decisions #4454516
07/09/17 05:07 PM
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Wondering what the BITOG faithful has to say on this matter

Changing the 09' Camry's oil tomorrow. Will use oversize STP XL-3600 oil filter. Oils I have on hand are:

Castrol GTX "super clean" 5w20, was $16.27-$3.00 manufacturer coupon I used today at Wal Mart

Valvoline Synpower 0w20
Valvoline 5w30 Synpower
Mobil 1 5w30: I gave to the brother for his Saab suv

Thanks gentlemen in advance


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: 53' Stude] #4454523
07/09/17 05:22 PM
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M1 5w-30. Been using that stuff for a long time. Ran two Geo Metro 1l three bangers to 185K and 186K miles on it with 7500 OCI's. The cars rotted out. The motors were still running good. Hard to argue with it.


1993 Ford E350 5.8L, 68K
2002 Ford E150 4.2L, 85K
2006 Chevy Aveo 1.6L 215K
2013 Kia Reo 1.4L, 101K
7500 OCI, M1 5-30 winter, M1 10-30 summer
Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: 53' Stude] #4454526
07/09/17 05:23 PM
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How old is the 0w20 Synpower? What is the intended OCI?

Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: 53' Stude] #4454529
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intended oci first, and will you replace the filter on that oci?


2011 Odyssey Touring Elite 80k mi. M1 EP, 0W-20, FU
2008 Mustang GT 81k mi. Edge EP (Gold) 5W-20, FU

Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: 53' Stude] #4454542
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Since you asked......Stan away from oversized filters IMHO. A dirty fliter is more efficient than a clean filter and therefore a smaller filter will become more efficient more quickly than an oversized filter. Some studies sgggest changing the oil and filter on separate intervals and not at the same time.

Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: 53' Stude] #4454545
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Run the 5W30 Synpower during the summer/fall and save the 5W20 & 0W20 for the winter season. Throw three pieces of paper in a hat & pick something. Wont matter -- Camry will purr on anybrand you listed!!!

Last edited by thorromig; 07/09/17 05:41 PM.

00 Dodge Ram 5.2L 4x4 Edge 10W30 FU (91K)
08 Acura TL Type S 3.5L PUPP 5W20 FU (101K)
17 Jetta TSI SE 1.4L Turbo - Edge 0W40 FU (Hers) (4K)
Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: 53' Stude] #4454554
07/09/17 05:43 PM
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You know I love Valvoline oil. Since it's summer I vote VSP 5w30. Save the VSP 0w20 for this winter. Lauren's Lexus will likely be getting some VSP out of my clearance stash this week when I drain out the SAE30 PYB.


Luke
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Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: ToadU] #4454567
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Originally Posted By: ToadU
Since you asked......Stan away from oversized filters IMHO. A dirty fliter is more efficient than a clean filter and therefore a smaller filter will become more efficient more quickly than an oversized filter. Some studies sgggest changing the oil and filter on separate intervals and not at the same time.


Nah, just re use them. Car51, you of ALL PEOPLE know which ones can take a beating thumbsup


95 Cherokee 190K DELO 10W30, XG8
07 IS250 103K Napa 10w30, FULL
04 YZF-R1 19K DELO 15w40, XG7317
99 HD XL1200S 21K VR1 20w50, NG1515
14 RX450h 35k PP MIX, NG7047
Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: FlyNavyP3] #4454583
07/09/17 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted By: thorromig
Run the 5W30 Synpower during the summer/fall and save the 5W20 & 0W20 for the winter season. Throw three pieces of paper in a hat & pick something. Wont matter -- Camry will purr on anybrand you listed!!!


Hey Ken!

Just back yesterday from Lake norman NC

Have 4K on my "car51 brew" of QSGB SAE 30/Delo 10w30/Rotella SAE 30 stuff. I'll UOA IT ALSO

Thinkin Synpower 5w30

Guys: the M1 5w30 is gone as gave to brother



Originally Posted By: FlyNavyP3
You know I love Valvoline oil. Since it's summer I vote VSP 5w30. Save the VSP 0w20 for this winter. Lauren's Lexus will likely be getting some VSP out of my clearance stash this week when I drain out the SAE30 PYB.


You and I have major oil "issues" LOL! :^)


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4454585
07/09/17 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
How old is the 0w20 Synpower? What is the intended OCI?


It's SN rated, got yesterday with work discount+ it's Autozone oil change special so $23~ ain't bad


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: 53' Stude] #4454603
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Synpower and do it again next year laugh


Formerly in marine engineering. In an earlier life I owned my own petroleum tank truck, and hauled for the majors and independent's.
Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: BrocLuno] #4454613
07/09/17 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted By: BrocLuno
Synpower and do it again next year laugh


Good point sir smile


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: 53' Stude] #4454615
07/09/17 06:32 PM
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If you ran the 5w30 SynPower would you be able to run it long enough until you can change it for the 0w20 for winter? Not sure how many miles you put on it.


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 89k Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 5w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 231k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: 53' Stude] #4454620
07/09/17 06:41 PM
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Well, I put 6k on car since I had it inspected in mid March so yes I'd guess.


The Magnatec oil is a screamin deal at $17~ At Wal Mart

Kicking my arse now over that frown

Last edited by car51; 07/09/17 06:41 PM.

09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: 53' Stude] #4454630
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I'd do the 5w30 and save the 20wt for colder weather.


13 elantra 72k 5w30 QSUD
03 chevy avalanche 80k synpwr 5w30
17 mazda cx-5 7300 miles m1 0w30
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