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Best oil for 1993 Celica? #4470870
07/26/17 11:14 AM
07/26/17 11:14 AM
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Belgrade, Serbia
alexmarjanovic98 Offline OP
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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.
Thanks


1993 Toyota Celica 2.0 GTi 152k km Mobil Super 3000 5W40 ACEA A3/B4
2002 Lada Niva 1.7 88k km Total Quartz 5000 15W-40 ACEA A3/B3
2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.6 90k km MS 3000 5W-30 ACEA C3/dexos2
Re: Best oil for 1993 Celica? [Re: alexmarjanovic98] #4470918
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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

Re: Best oil for 1993 Celica? [Re: alexmarjanovic98] #4470992
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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.

Last edited by TheBeaz; 07/26/17 12:45 PM.
Re: Best oil for 1993 Celica? [Re: alexmarjanovic98] #4471024
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Good choice. I started my 528e at -17 with 10 w 40 in the sump.


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Re: Best oil for 1993 Celica? [Re: alexmarjanovic98] #4471082
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5w-30 is fine for your application


2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 181 miles M1 HM 10w-30
Re: Best oil for 1993 Celica? [Re: TheBeaz] #4471124
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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.

Re: Best oil for 1993 Celica? [Re: EdwardC] #4471128
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alexmarjanovic98 Offline OP
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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


1993 Toyota Celica 2.0 GTi 152k km Mobil Super 3000 5W40 ACEA A3/B4
2002 Lada Niva 1.7 88k km Total Quartz 5000 15W-40 ACEA A3/B3
2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.6 90k km MS 3000 5W-30 ACEA C3/dexos2
Re: Best oil for 1993 Celica? [Re: alexmarjanovic98] #4471164
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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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Re: Best oil for 1993 Celica? [Re: alexmarjanovic98] #4471210
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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.


Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 - Shell ROTELLA T6 Multi-Vehicle 5w-30, Wix 57356
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Re: Best oil for 1993 Celica? [Re: JMJNet] #4472163
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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.

Last edited by alexmarjanovic98; 07/27/17 04:22 PM.

1993 Toyota Celica 2.0 GTi 152k km Mobil Super 3000 5W40 ACEA A3/B4
2002 Lada Niva 1.7 88k km Total Quartz 5000 15W-40 ACEA A3/B3
2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.6 90k km MS 3000 5W-30 ACEA C3/dexos2
Re: Best oil for 1993 Celica? [Re: alexmarjanovic98] #4472383
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You're doing fine. Keep on, keepin on smile


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