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Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? #4549699
10/20/17 08:44 PM
10/20/17 08:44 PM
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Kendall, FL
wemay Offline OP
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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?


18 Sportage 2.4L AWD:
Now: M1AP 5/20 + M1
Next: VME 5/20

13 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T:
Now: PPEuroL 5/30 + OEM
Next: PUP 5/30
Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: wemay] #4549701
10/20/17 08:49 PM
10/20/17 08:49 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
StevieC Online content
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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

Last edited by StevieC; 10/20/17 08:50 PM.

'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - 17K KM - AMSOIL SS 0w30
'06 Hyundai Santa Fe (RIP) - 535K KM - AMSOIL SS 0w30
Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: wemay] #4549702
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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.


'12 Buick Enclave 150,xxx
Valvoline ML SynBlend 5w30
ACDelco PF63E

'17 Ford Fusion (Company Lease) 54,xxx
Oil � Don't know
Filter � Don't care
Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: wemay] #4549705
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I like the idea of brand continuity. The engine gets used to that particular formulation.


Cannot see signatures any longer so it doesn’t matter.
Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: wemay] #4549706
10/20/17 08:56 PM
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They tend to change formulations every few years, so using the same oil isn't really possible.


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: wemay] #4549711
10/20/17 09:06 PM
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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.

Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: wemay] #4549718
10/20/17 09:16 PM
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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.


15 Jeep KL Limited V6: Formula Shell 5W20
07 LR3 SE V8: Maxlife 5W30
05 Jeep KJ Limited: PHM 5W30
96 Jeep XJ Country: STP HM 5W30 (winter)
Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: wemay] #4549720
10/20/17 09:17 PM
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I can understand people sticking w one oil brand. I dont know of any benefit vs mixing it up. For me, I like clearance oil. It has been serving my vehicles very well


06 Cadillac Escalade Ext
17 Cadillac ATS (wife)
05 Toyota Camry (daughter)
11 GMC Canyon off-road (daily)
Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: wemay] #4549721
10/20/17 09:17 PM
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There's more harm in switching viscosities than there is brands.

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

Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: wemay] #4549728
10/20/17 09:26 PM
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Michigan
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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....


2019 Chevrolet Equinox LS
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LS
Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: StevieC] #4549733
10/20/17 09:33 PM
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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.


2019 Toyota Tacoma 3.5L (Factory Fill 0W-20)
2017 Jeep Renegade 2.4L (Idemitsu 0W-20)

Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: wemay] #4549742
10/20/17 09:52 PM
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Wet side WA
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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.

Last edited by JohnnyJohnson; 10/20/17 09:54 PM.

2004 Corolla 128175
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74615
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: PimTac] #4549746
10/20/17 09:56 PM
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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.


2018 RAM 1500 3.6/8 speed.
2017 Jeep Sahara Unlimited 3.6
"U kan't fixe it......if'n it ain't broke."
Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: wemay] #4549754
10/20/17 10:08 PM
10/20/17 10:08 PM
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Pennsylvania
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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.

Re: Sticking with one oil brand for life of vehicle? [Re: wemay] #4549757
10/20/17 10:16 PM
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Lima, Ohio, USA
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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...


Mine:
09 Mercury Sable : 6qts AutoQuest(Meijer/Warren) 0w20, WIX 51516
Mine to Maintain:
03 Pontiac Vibe : 4.5qts VWB 5w30,WIX 51394
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