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#4549699 - 10/20/17 09:44 PM Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle?
wemay Offline


Registered: 04/04/12
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Loc: Southeast Florida
I have always used different brands but am contemplating sticking with Valvoline Synpower for the life of the Sonata. I'm a fanboy i guess.

My question is if there's any benefit or negative to doing so?
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#4549701 - 10/20/17 09:49 PM Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: wemay]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
As long as it fits your engine needs then it's fine. A UOA should be the determining factor.

That said I'm partial to Amsoil for the great miles I have driven with superb UOA's and engine longevity I have experienced first hand so I use it as my first oil of choice.

If some other oil did a better job for a comparable or better cost I would have no objections to switching. smile

cheers


Edited by StevieC (10/20/17 09:50 PM)
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#4549702 - 10/20/17 09:49 PM Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: wemay]
ATex7239 Offline


Registered: 01/19/17
Posts: 331
Loc: Texas,USA
Typically, I pick one and stick with it for life on my personal vehicles and my company vehicles get whatever bulk comes and goes at the service center... neither have ever had issues one way other another.
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#4549705 - 10/20/17 09:55 PM Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: wemay]
PimTac Offline


Registered: 03/04/17
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Loc: Soviet State of Washington
I like the idea of brand continuity. The engine gets used to that particular formulation.
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#4549706 - 10/20/17 09:56 PM Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: wemay]
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Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4894
Loc: Houston, Texas
They tend to change formulations every few years, so using the same oil isn't really possible.
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#4549711 - 10/20/17 10:06 PM Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: wemay]
Wolf359 Online   content


Registered: 04/27/12
Posts: 4893
Loc: MA
Originally Posted By: wemay
I have always used different brands but am contemplating sticking with Valvoline Synpower for the life of the Sonata. I'm a fanboy i guess.

My question is if there's any benefit or negative to doing so?


The negative would be you'd miss out on a good sale. I've used Mobil 1, Castrol Edge, and I have a stash of Pennzoil that I haven't used in my car yet. Just bought whatever was on sale or had a good rebate. People are waiting to see what pops up for the Autozone clearance in December where synthetics were $2 a quart. To me, as long as it meets the spec for the car, I'll use it.

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#4549718 - 10/20/17 10:16 PM Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: wemay]
HoosierJeeper Offline


Registered: 11/23/16
Posts: 1276
Loc: WI
My LR3 has had one of two oils in it since new, Valvoline WB and Castrol GTX. Doesn't use more than .5 or less of a quart per 6k OCI. 160k miles on it.

Although I really think any mainstream oil today would've have produced the same results.
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#4549720 - 10/20/17 10:17 PM Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: wemay]
barkingspider Offline


Registered: 12/22/13
Posts: 2066
Loc: socal
I can understand people sticking w one oil brand. I don’t know of any benefit vs mixing it up. For me, I like clearance oil. It has been serving my vehicles very well
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#4549721 - 10/20/17 10:17 PM Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: wemay]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
There's more harm in switching viscosities than there is brands.

Once you start using 5W-30, you should continue using 5W-30. grin2

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#4549728 - 10/20/17 10:26 PM Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: wemay]
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 17020
Loc: Michigan
Thought about that....not for long though...

Wife's 2003 Cavalier started it's first few years on a diet of M1.

Decided to then try some Synpower...then Pennzoil.

Found BITOG shortly after that....Seen quite a few on sale synthetics since then....
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#4549733 - 10/20/17 10:33 PM Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: StevieC]
Hootbro Offline


Registered: 08/25/03
Posts: 2414
Loc: DELAWARE
Only negative I can think has already been mentioned and that is excluding yourself from other oils when they come on sale or clearance. Personally, I buy my oil on spec and price. Brand loyalty means nothing to me nor do I feel it gains me anything other than a consistent data point.
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#4549742 - 10/20/17 10:52 PM Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: wemay]
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Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2906
Loc: Wet side WA
I have never been brand loyal and yet all my cars have been very good about consumption and have done well miles wise. I have about 10 different brands in my stash I have no bad feeling about using any of them.


Edited by JohnnyJohnson (10/20/17 10:54 PM)
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Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: Castrol EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74202
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18

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#4549746 - 10/20/17 10:56 PM Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: PimTac]
oldhp Offline


Registered: 06/28/12
Posts: 1656
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: PimTac
I like the idea of brand continuity. The engine gets used to that particular formulation.


Please explain further how my engine would "get used to" _________ oil.
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#4549754 - 10/20/17 11:08 PM Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: wemay]
K23Turbo Offline


Registered: 02/05/09
Posts: 225
Loc: Pennsylvania
Neah. Gives me a chance to try other oils. They all feel similar quite honestly. But I do like Amsoil the most for quality, mpg, and longevity of oci.

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#4549757 - 10/20/17 11:16 PM Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: wemay]
earlyre Offline


Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 3893
Loc: Lima, Ohio, USA
the entire 8.5years/ 80k mi that i owned my 2000 Sonata, it had exactly one quart of non Valvoline in it...
and that was because it was low, and somehow the random parts store i stopped at didn't have any vwb 10w30 on stock... so i had to add a qt of QuakerState(For Shame!)

that car always used roughly a qt/k mi(that was with 10w30, probably should have gone to a 5w40 or something), and i always had the oil changed on the 3mo/3k mi schedule at my local VIOC.

stuck with VWB, until 75k mi, at which point, just like the marketing dept said to, i switched it to maxlife. even got a fresh oil change there the day i sold it.

both cars since the, I've done the OC's Myself, with a revolving door of oils that i got on sale...
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09 Mercury Sable : 6qts AutoQuest(Meijer/Warren) 0w20, WIX 51516
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