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#4454516 - 07/09/17 06:07 PM Decisions, decisions
car51 Offline


Registered: 03/12/15
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Loc: Southwest PA
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
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#4454523 - 07/09/17 06:22 PM Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: car51]
NibbanaBanana Offline


Registered: 05/23/16
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Loc: New England
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.
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#4454526 - 07/09/17 06:23 PM Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: car51]
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Loc: USA
How old is the 0w20 Synpower? What is the intended OCI?

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#4454529 - 07/09/17 06:26 PM Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: car51]
Timo325 Offline


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intended oci first, and will you replace the filter on that oci?
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#4454542 - 07/09/17 06:40 PM Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: car51]
ToadU Offline


Registered: 03/15/15
Posts: 288
Loc: Florida
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.

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#4454545 - 07/09/17 06:40 PM Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: car51]
thorromig Offline


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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!!!


Edited by thorromig (07/09/17 06:41 PM)
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#4454554 - 07/09/17 06:43 PM Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: car51]
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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.
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#4454567 - 07/09/17 06:49 PM Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: ToadU]
Dyusik Offline


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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
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#4454583 - 07/09/17 07:01 PM Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: FlyNavyP3]
car51 Offline


Registered: 03/12/15
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Loc: Southwest PA
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! :^)
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#4454585 - 07/09/17 07:04 PM Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: slacktide_bitog]
car51 Offline


Registered: 03/12/15
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Loc: Southwest PA
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
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#4454603 - 07/09/17 07:20 PM Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: car51]
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Loc: Kalifornia Kollective
Synpower and do it again next year laugh
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#4454613 - 07/09/17 07:29 PM Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: BrocLuno]
car51 Offline


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Loc: Southwest PA
Originally Posted By: BrocLuno
Synpower and do it again next year laugh


Good point sir smile
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#4454615 - 07/09/17 07:32 PM Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: car51]
Nick1994 Offline


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Loc: Phoenix, AZ
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.
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#4454620 - 07/09/17 07:41 PM Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: car51]
car51 Offline


Registered: 03/12/15
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Loc: Southwest PA
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


Edited by car51 (07/09/17 07:41 PM)
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#4454630 - 07/09/17 08:00 PM Re: Decisions, decisions [Re: car51]
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I'd do the 5w30 and save the 20wt for colder weather.
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