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Any "other" A3 choices #4499089
08/27/17 12:49 AM
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Ammofirst Offline OP
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Been using Mobil 1 10w-30 HM a lot lately in a couple cars. 2012 Escalade & 98 Tacoma. Its available for $22 to $25 at wallys year round. I know they have started carrying a lot of new stuff in the last year or so. Are there any other options for a full synthetic oil that's has a hths of 3.5 > "at around the same price" ? Just curious.

Re: Any "other" A3 choices [Re: Ammofirst] #4499090
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I have searched hard and not found a non-boutique oil remotely close in specs to that. IMO, keep using it with confidence.

Re: Any "other" A3 choices [Re: Ammofirst] #4499098
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M1 0W-40 or Castrol 0W-40. Cheap, HTHS of 3.5ish, and carry tough specs.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: Any "other" A3 choices [Re: Ammofirst] #4499113
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In my testing both were great but EP performed better than HM and was the same price. I am testing the AP right now as I'm highly interested in the 20,000 mile claim.

Re: Any "other" A3 choices [Re: Ammofirst] #4499163
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^Testing?


'18 KIA Sportage LX AWD 2.4L: MSS 10w30
'13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T: EDGE 5w30
Re: Any "other" A3 choices [Re: Ammofirst] #4499712
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...i have a jug of M1HM 10w30 waiting to go in the Santa Fe turbo. Because it's been on the market for some time doesn't mean it hasn't evolved. I remember a couple years back when M1HM was API/SL. I'd keep using it.


'18 KIA Sportage LX AWD 2.4L: MSS 10w30
'13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T: EDGE 5w30
Re: Any "other" A3 choices [Re: Ammofirst] #4499716
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It's API SN now, but not GF5 so it's a thick 30. HTHS 3.5


2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 178k miles M1 HM 10w-30
Re: Any "other" A3 choices [Re: SilverFusion2010] #4499719
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Originally Posted By: SilverFusion2010
It's API SN now, but not GF5 so it's a thick 30. HTHS 3.5


Exactly.


'18 KIA Sportage LX AWD 2.4L: MSS 10w30
'13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T: EDGE 5w30
Re: Any "other" A3 choices [Re: Ammofirst] #4499757
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Castrol Edge 0w30 at Pep Boys, Liqui-Moly from Napa, and the various 0- and 5w40 Euro oils from Walmart (PP Euro 5w40 and Euro L 5w30), M1 and Edge 0w40, etc.

There's also Mag1 5w40 from Amazon, and it comes in clear bottles smile

Re: Any "other" A3 choices [Re: Ammofirst] #4499759
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Originally Posted By: Ammofirst
Are there any other options for a full synthetic oil that's has a hths of 3.5 > "at around the same price" ? Just curious.

Often times AAP has Castrol Edge HM 10w-40 for $5.50/qt.


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (FF)
Re: Any "other" A3 choices [Re: Ammofirst] #4501875
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Ammofirst Offline OP
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I neglected to mention I was looking for 30wt oil's that are rated a3 : 5 or 10w-30. Thanks

Re: Any "other" A3 choices [Re: Ammofirst] #4501962
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A3/B4 is always greater than 3.5 HTHS.

Forget about brand and forget about 5w/10w/SAE30/40 etc - look for A3/B4 and it will do exactly what you want it to.


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Re: Any "other" A3 choices [Re: Ammofirst] #4501964
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Olas Offline
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Though not exhaustive, here is a list of more than 60 A3B4 lubes you may wish to consider.

http://www.opieoils.co.uk/c-915-acea-a3b4-engine-oil.aspx


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