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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
08/27/17 12:53 AM
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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
08/27/17 01:22 AM
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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 2.4 AWD
PUP 5W30, OEM
QSUD 5W20, OEM (next)

13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T
MAGNATEC 5W30, OEM
PPEuroL 5W30, OEM (next)
Re: Any "other" A3 choices [Re: Ammofirst] #4499712
08/27/17 07:09 PM
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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 2.4 AWD
PUP 5W30, OEM
QSUD 5W20, OEM (next)

13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T
MAGNATEC 5W30, OEM
PPEuroL 5W30, OEM (next)
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, 181 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 2.4 AWD
PUP 5W30, OEM
QSUD 5W20, OEM (next)

13 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T
MAGNATEC 5W30, OEM
PPEuroL 5W30, OEM (next)
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 (PUP 0W-40 SRT)
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.


Cable ties should hold it
Re: Any "other" A3 choices [Re: Ammofirst] #4501964
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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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