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#4470870 - 07/26/17 11:14 AM Best oil for 1993 Celica?
alexmarjanovic98 Offline


Registered: 07/22/17
Posts: 3
Loc: Belgrade, Serbia
Hi, I am currently using Mobil Super 3000 5w30 API SM Low Emission oil, is this good enough or schould I switch to a differend brand? My car is a 1993 Toyota Celica 2.0 GTi Convertible with 3S-GE engine with 85k mi (136k km). I do not want t change viscosity because we do have here in Serbia very cold winters -18 F and hot summers up to 115 F. I drive my car very gently only between 2-3k rpm, no hard accelerations.
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#4470918 - 07/26/17 11:47 AM Re: Best oil for 1993 Celica? [Re: alexmarjanovic98]
EdwardC Offline


Registered: 11/14/13
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I think that's a great choice. As long as it's easy to acquire and within budget, I wouldn't change a thing.

-18F must be chilly with the top down! smile

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#4470992 - 07/26/17 12:42 PM Re: Best oil for 1993 Celica? [Re: alexmarjanovic98]
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Registered: 07/14/17
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Do they sell Mobil 1 there? If so that would be a much better choice for your engine since full synthetic oils provide the best protection in cold weather.


Edited by TheBeaz (07/26/17 12:45 PM)

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#4471024 - 07/26/17 01:27 PM Re: Best oil for 1993 Celica? [Re: alexmarjanovic98]
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Good choice. I started my 528e at -17 with 10 w 40 in the sump.
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#4471082 - 07/26/17 02:31 PM Re: Best oil for 1993 Celica? [Re: alexmarjanovic98]
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5w-30 is fine for your application
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#4471124 - 07/26/17 03:22 PM Re: Best oil for 1993 Celica? [Re: TheBeaz]
EdwardC Offline


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Originally Posted By: TheBeaz
Do they sell Mobil 1 there? If so that would be a much better choice for your engine since full synthetic oils provide the best protection in cold weather.


I was thinking the same thing, but my quick search showed that Mobil Super 3000 is a full synthetic. If MS3000 isn't a synthetic in Serbia, I'd agree to look for a full synthetic for the cold weather benefits.

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#4471128 - 07/26/17 03:27 PM Re: Best oil for 1993 Celica? [Re: EdwardC]
alexmarjanovic98 Offline


Registered: 07/22/17
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Loc: Belgrade, Serbia
Originally Posted By: EdwardC
Originally Posted By: TheBeaz
Do they sell Mobil 1 there? If so that would be a much better choice for your engine since full synthetic oils provide the best protection in cold weather.


I was thinking the same thing, but my quick search showed that Mobil Super 3000 is a full synthetic. If MS3000 isn't a synthetic in Serbia, I'd agree to look for a full synthetic for the cold weather benefits.


It is a Group III hydrocracked mineral base oil (HC synthese) with synthetic properties I think. Since my car requires API SG oil, SM is more than enough and since the oil is pretty cheap I keep changing it every 6000 mi

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#4471164 - 07/26/17 04:24 PM Re: Best oil for 1993 Celica? [Re: alexmarjanovic98]
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What makes you think you need to change?
For 6000 miles, that oil should be fine plus it has proven to keep your car that long.
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#4471210 - 07/26/17 05:06 PM Re: Best oil for 1993 Celica? [Re: alexmarjanovic98]
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Originally Posted By: alexmarjanovic98
It is a Group III hydrocracked mineral base oil (HC synthese) with synthetic properties I think. Since my car requires API SG oil, SM is more than enough and since the oil is pretty cheap I keep changing it every 6000 mi

You're doing just fine.
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#4472163 - 07/27/17 04:21 PM Re: Best oil for 1993 Celica? [Re: JMJNet]
alexmarjanovic98 Offline


Registered: 07/22/17
Posts: 3
Loc: Belgrade, Serbia
Originally Posted By: JMJNet
What makes you think you need to change?
For 6000 miles, that oil should be fine plus it has proven to keep your car that long.


Well, I do 90% highway miles so I am easy on the oil, my mechanic wrote on in my service book to change it every 9000 mi, so I shortened my OCI a little.
Back when I was in Switzerland and was a kid, my father serviced the car at the dealer only (they probably used Toyota genuine motor oil) and we used 6000 mi OCI so that got a habbit as well.


Edited by alexmarjanovic98 (07/27/17 04:22 PM)

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#4472383 - 07/27/17 08:34 PM Re: Best oil for 1993 Celica? [Re: alexmarjanovic98]
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You're doing fine. Keep on, keepin on smile
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