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#4499089 - 08/27/17 12:49 AM Any "other" A3 choices
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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.

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#4499090 - 08/27/17 12:53 AM Re: Any "other" A3 choices [Re: Ammofirst]
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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.

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#4499098 - 08/27/17 01:22 AM Re: Any "other" A3 choices [Re: Ammofirst]
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M1 0W-40 or Castrol 0W-40. Cheap, HTHS of 3.5ish, and carry tough specs.
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#4499113 - 08/27/17 02:29 AM Re: Any "other" A3 choices [Re: Ammofirst]
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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.

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#4499163 - 08/27/17 06:53 AM Re: Any "other" A3 choices [Re: Ammofirst]
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^Testing?
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#4499712 - 08/27/17 07:09 PM Re: Any "other" A3 choices [Re: Ammofirst]
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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.
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#4499716 - 08/27/17 07:10 PM Re: Any "other" A3 choices [Re: Ammofirst]
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It's API SN now, but not GF5 so it's a thick 30. HTHS 3.5
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#4499719 - 08/27/17 07:13 PM Re: Any "other" A3 choices [Re: SilverFusion2010]
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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.
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#4499757 - 08/27/17 08:03 PM Re: Any "other" A3 choices [Re: Ammofirst]
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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

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#4499759 - 08/27/17 08:05 PM Re: Any "other" A3 choices [Re: Ammofirst]
Quattro Pete Offline


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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.
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#4501875 - 08/29/17 11:18 PM Re: Any "other" A3 choices [Re: Ammofirst]
Ammofirst Offline


Registered: 06/22/17
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Loc: Western usa
I neglected to mention I was looking for 30wt oil's that are rated a3 : 5 or 10w-30. Thanks

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#4501962 - 08/30/17 04:52 AM Re: Any "other" A3 choices [Re: Ammofirst]
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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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#4501964 - 08/30/17 05:21 AM Re: Any "other" A3 choices [Re: Ammofirst]
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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