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#4522100 - 09/21/17 10:39 AM Helpme pick winter oil /filter for04 Toyota Solara
THafeez Offline


Registered: 08/15/16
Posts: 651
Loc: New Jersey
Hello everyone,
It's been a while, but it's now time for my winter oil change. Car is in sig. I have 5+ qts of all the oil listed below and they were all bought around the same time. I just wanted to know which would provide the best protection, gas mileage, easy start ups(best overall for a long winter). Oil will be changed mid October and will not be out before May of next year. I'm located in Long Island if that helps and I'll be doing about 50% highway driving to college and the rest is a 1 mile drive to my new job at pepboys. The car does get to around 45 miles an hour for a minute or two since pepboys is on a service road when going to work.

1. Valvoline Synpower 5W30

2. Valvoline Syn HM 5w30

3. Castrol Edge 0W30 (belgium)

4. Castrol Magnatec (semi syn) 5W30

5. Castrol Edge HM 5W30

6. Pennzoil Ultra 5W30

Oil Filters

1. Fram TG4386

2. Royal Purple 10-2840

3. Mobil 1 M103

4. Motorcraft with the silicone ADBV Long version

5. Napa Silver

6. Also I have a bosch distance plus D3330

Thanks!
T


Edited by Bill in Utah (09/21/17 02:49 PM)
Edit Reason: Changed subject to be more useful in search
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175,000 miles
Valvoline Synpower Maxlife 5W30
Royal Purple 20-400 oversize

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#4522102 - 09/21/17 10:41 AM Re: Helpme pick winter oil /filter for04 Toyota Solara [Re: THafeez]
bigj_16 Offline


Registered: 07/03/17
Posts: 1291
Loc: Douglas County, Colorado
The Castrol 0W-30

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#4522128 - 09/21/17 11:15 AM Re: Helpme pick winter oil /filter for04 Toyota Solara [Re: THafeez]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 35974
Loc: Great Lakes
All the oils you listed are quality lubricants, IMO, and you will not be able to tell the difference between them when it comes to winter protection on LI. I mean, it's not Fairbanks, Alaska.

And you could easily run them all year long. No need to change to a different oil for winter.
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#4522131 - 09/21/17 11:17 AM Re: Helpme pick winter oil /filter for04 Toyota Solara [Re: THafeez]
silveravant Offline


Registered: 01/03/15
Posts: 251
Loc: Cleveland, OH
What does the owner's manual say?

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#4522132 - 09/21/17 11:18 AM Re: Helpme pick winter oil /filter for04 Toyota Solara [Re: THafeez]
ARCOgraphite Offline


Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 12037
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
ACEA stuff is real thick.

ILSAC Mag, Edge or PU. )0W or 5W Doesn't matter on Long Island.

In fact QS green bottle "dino" would be great.

I used to like QSUD in the winter.
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#4522148 - 09/21/17 11:30 AM Re: Helpme pick winter oil /filter for04 Toyota Solara [Re: ARCOgraphite]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 35974
Loc: Great Lakes
Originally Posted By: ARCOgraphite
ACEA stuff is real thick.

Specifically, ACEA A3/B4 may be considered thick(er) at operating temp.

But ACEA A1/B1 or A5/B5, like the PU 5w-30 meets, isn't any thicker than typical ILSAC GF-5 stuff.
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#4522165 - 09/21/17 11:44 AM Re: Helpme pick winter oil /filter for04 Toyota Solara [Re: THafeez]
THafeez Offline


Registered: 08/15/16
Posts: 651
Loc: New Jersey
Quattro Pete, I agree with you, just that I've been running dino QS since May so I wanna get that out and switch to something else. Blackstone has cleared me for 7k per OCI and I'll probably get there with the next fill. Owners manual calls for 5W30 which almost all of the oils are. I was gonna go for the Belgian Castrol 0W30, but I wasn't sure if it would be too thick or overkill for the 2AZFE engine. It does burn about 1/2 a quart every 3000 miles if that helps.
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175,000 miles
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#4522176 - 09/21/17 12:00 PM Re: Helpme pick winter oil /filter for04 Toyota Solara [Re: THafeez]
Nick1994 Online   content


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10317
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Edge 0w30 and the M1 filter
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#4522185 - 09/21/17 12:10 PM Re: Helpme pick winter oil /filter for04 Toyota Solara [Re: THafeez]
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Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2908
Loc: Wet side WA
Purolator One and QSUD 5w-30
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In: Castrol EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
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#4522189 - 09/21/17 12:13 PM Re: Helpme pick winter oil /filter for04 Toyota Solara [Re: THafeez]
Virtus_Probi Offline


Registered: 06/25/15
Posts: 4068
Loc: New England
Might as well use that 0W30 for winter!
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#4522192 - 09/21/17 12:14 PM Re: Helpme pick winter oil /filter for04 Toyota Solara [Re: THafeez]
6starprez Offline


Registered: 02/25/12
Posts: 533
Loc: North Carolina
Congrats on your new job. Must be on the south shore. Now Eenie Meenie Minie Moe and pick an oil and filter.
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#4522195 - 09/21/17 12:18 PM Re: Helpme pick winter oil /filter for04 Toyota Solara [Re: THafeez]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6186
Loc: Waco, TX
Any of the oils will be fine, and you won't be able to tell any difference.

If you already have/own the Bosch distance plus, it will be a good one.
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#4522211 - 09/21/17 12:41 PM Re: Helpme pick winter oil /filter for04 Toyota Solara [Re: THafeez]
1JZ_E46 Offline


Registered: 04/04/16
Posts: 1245
Loc: Oregon
For your climate, any of those will be fine. Anything with PAO will make for an excellent winter oil. EDGE 0W-30/40 and M1 EP come to mind.
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#4522214 - 09/21/17 12:46 PM Re: Helpme pick winter oil /filter for04 Toyota Solara [Re: Nick1994]
Rolla07 Offline


Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 4755
Loc: MTL, CANADA
Originally Posted By: Nick1994
Edge 0w30 and the M1 filter


This

And give the car a good highway run every now and then. I dont think ur oil is getting to temp and thus condensation in oil would be my concern.
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#4522279 - 09/21/17 02:18 PM Re: Helpme pick winter oil /filter for04 Toyota Solara [Re: Quattro Pete]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 13521
Loc: Chicago, IL
Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
All the oils you listed are quality lubricants, IMO, and you will not be able to tell the difference between them when it comes to winter protection on LI. I mean, it's not Fairbanks, Alaska.

And you could easily run them all year long. No need to change to a different oil for winter.



This. Run a 0w30 year-round if you truly want the best cold start performance, but I doubt you'll notice a significant difference over a 5w30 or whatever.
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