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M1 5w30 or M1 5w30EP? #4592156
12/02/17 03:50 PM
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So, Iím curious. Would I be better to run M1 5w30 or M1 5w30 EP for 5-7,500k?

I have used regular M1 before without issue. Car is my 09í Camry LE with 128,xxx miles and no consumption. Or I could just stick with M1 0w40 for 5~k

Thank you gentlemen


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: M1 5w30 or M1 5w30EP? [Re: 53' Stude] #4592167
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car51
I canít believe youíre asking that question. Are you searching through your 100+ QT stash to see what you need to use up first? I was just thumbing through the Castrol website and they spec 5w20 for the 4 cyl. and 5w30 for the V6. I donít think it would really matter which one you choose.


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2017 Ford Escape SE 2.0T Now: Pennzoil Platinum 5W30 & Motorcraft 910s
Re: M1 5w30 or M1 5w30EP? [Re: 53' Stude] #4592171
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EP doesn't go on sale as often. You can regularly get M1 is on Rollback as regular as clock work.
You don't need EP for 5k to 7.5k.

Currently on Rollback
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mobil-1-5W-30...amp;wpa_bucket=

Currently on Rollback
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mobil-1-5W-30...amp;wpa_bucket=


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Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
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2006 Duramax 74277
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In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 74705 4-22-18
Re: M1 5w30 or M1 5w30EP? [Re: 53' Stude] #4592172
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5-7.5 k? Doesn't matter bro.


2011 Odyssey Touring Elite 80k mi. M1 EP, 0W-20, FU
2008 Mustang GT 81k mi. Edge EP (Gold) 5W-20, FU

Re: M1 5w30 or M1 5w30EP? [Re: MParr] #4592175
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Originally Posted By: MParr
car51
I canít believe youíre asking that question. Are you searching through your 100+ QT stash to see what you need to use up first? I was just thumbing through the Castrol website and they spec 5w20 for the 4 cyl. and 5w30 for the V6. I donít think it would really matter which one you choose.


Sorry. I donít have much of stash left honestly between 4 cars.

Anywho, Iíll pribably just use the M1 5w30 I scored around thanksgiving time


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Pick from the 100+ quarts you have on hand instead of buying something else. Not sure which to choose?

Line them up on a shelf in the garage and throw a dart at them. Which ever quart it hits go with that one for the oci. smile

from 11/14/17:

Originally Posted By: car51
A LOT with over 120~ quarts smile

Last edited by SatinSilver; 12/02/17 04:13 PM.
Re: M1 5w30 or M1 5w30EP? [Re: 53' Stude] #4592180
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SatinSilver. +1. Make sure that dart has a rubber suction cup on it.

Last edited by MParr; 12/02/17 04:15 PM.

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Re: M1 5w30 or M1 5w30EP? [Re: 53' Stude] #4592181
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Matt: you do realize/know I help folks out with oil changes right??

I donít have 100+ quarts in the stash anymore also. I have some M1 0w40 and M1 5w30


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PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: M1 5w30 or M1 5w30EP? [Re: 53' Stude] #4592185
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In that case, I would go with the 5w30


2013 KIA Optima EX 2.4L. Now: QSUD 5W30 & STP S2808ML
2017 Ford Escape SE 2.0T Now: Pennzoil Platinum 5W30 & Motorcraft 910s
Re: M1 5w30 or M1 5w30EP? [Re: MParr] #4592195
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Originally Posted By: MParr
In that case, I would go with the 5w30


From what Iíve saw from few UOAís Iím gonna disagree that EP cant handle 15k+

It TIG1 can do 10k OCIís on plain ole M1 thatís good enough for me


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
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i like the EP in 10-30 flavor as it needs less viscosity improvers since most ALL "synthetics" are group III refined CRUDE oil, but if you live in very cold climate a 5-30 is better + really cold areas benefit from a real synthetic of which there are very few!!

Re: M1 5w30 or M1 5w30EP? [Re: 53' Stude] #4592952
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Originally Posted By: car51
It TIG1 can do 10k OCIís on plain ole M1 thatís good enough for me

Yes. I'm sure the ordinary M1 would do fine for your intervals, and then some.


Plain, simple Garak.

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1984 F-150 4.9L - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515
Re: M1 5w30 or M1 5w30EP? [Re: 53' Stude] #4592982
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Thanks Garak. Had our first below freezing day here. I bet it's warmer where you Are grin


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Re: M1 5w30 or M1 5w30EP? [Re: 53' Stude] #4593020
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We've been not bad the last few days, above freezing, but I did have one day that began to test the oil, with a low of -28 C back a few weeks ago already! It wasn't monograde weather, to say the least.


Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 - Shell ROTELLA T6 Multi-Vehicle 5w-30, NAPA Gold 7356
1984 F-150 4.9L - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515
Re: M1 5w30 or M1 5w30EP? [Re: 53' Stude] #4593031
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I bet.

I forgot to tell ya I saw Mobil DELVAC 10w30 at ADVANCE AUTO PARTS. $30/gallon SMH frown

Last edited by car51; 12/03/17 02:12 PM.

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