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Looking for a good syn oil for my Lex #4609634
12/20/17 07:37 PM
12/20/17 07:37 PM
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Lolvoguy Offline OP
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Looking for an oil for my Lexus in my sig. Car has about 52k miles and was maintained very well.

Owners manual lists 5W30, but I'm open to suggestions. Can is driven sparingly (weekends mostly as I take the bus to work..takes 15 minutes) in temps b/t 32F (0C) and up to 77F on a hot summer day. I plan on changing the oil once per yet as the oil capacity is little over 6 quarts.

Thanks in advance


06 Lexus IS350- Wife
88 BMW 325is- Mistress
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Re: Looking for a good syn oil for my Lex [Re: Lolvoguy] #4609644
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pennzoil platinum, or ultra if shop for it on amazon or walmart. Wait for it to be on sale.

To be honest pretty much anything is fine, don't pay full price just for brand loyalty.

My only personal data point is that m1 seemed to get consumed in my lexii, so i dont use m1 anymore in my lex/toyota engines.

Last edited by raytseng; 12/20/17 07:51 PM.
Re: Looking for a good syn oil for my Lex [Re: Lolvoguy] #4609646
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dual injection, not direct injection, with 6.6 qt sump, anything will work.


"You keep asking questions PandaBear and you'll end up a vegetarian like my wife" - Camu Mahubah
Re: Looking for a good syn oil for my Lex [Re: Lolvoguy] #4609657
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PIck any major brand of oil that meets your cars specs.


Cannot see signatures any longer so it doesn’t matter.
Re: Looking for a good syn oil for my Lex [Re: Lolvoguy] #4609660
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ANy name brand synthetic 5w30 will work fine for your intended usage, so go with whatever is on sale smile

Re: Looking for a good syn oil for my Lex [Re: raytseng] #4609697
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Originally Posted By: raytseng
pennzoil platinum, or ultra if shop for it on amazon or walmart. Wait for it to be on sale.

To be honest pretty much anything is fine, don't pay full price just for brand loyalty.

My only personal data point is that m1 seemed to get consumed in my lexii, so i dont use m1 anymore in my lex/toyota engines.


I have never had an issue with oil usage in any of my toyota engines. Right now I go 9-10k on mobil1 0w20, no add oil, no drop.

I also thought the factory fill was mobil, for synthetic at least, from toyota. Could be wrong.

Re: Looking for a good syn oil for my Lex [Re: 93cruiser] #4609716
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Originally Posted By: 93cruiser
Originally Posted By: raytseng
pennzoil platinum, or ultra if shop for it on amazon or walmart. Wait for it to be on sale.

To be honest pretty much anything is fine, don't pay full price just for brand loyalty.

My only personal data point is that m1 seemed to get consumed in my lexii, so i dont use m1 anymore in my lex/toyota engines.


I have never had an issue with oil usage in any of my toyota engines. Right now I go 9-10k on mobil1 0w20, no add oil, no drop.

I also thought the factory fill was mobil, for synthetic at least, from toyota. Could be wrong.


My daughter had a 99 RX 300 which she purchased new and I changed her oil. 10K OCIs with M1 10-30, and didn't use any oil in the OCI. The SUV had 90K when sold.


2007 Ford Fusion 235,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 61K
M1 0-20 EP
10,000 mile OCIs on both engines
M1 ATF and Valvoline LV
M1 10-30 in all OPE
MC filters

Re: Looking for a good syn oil for my Lex [Re: Lolvoguy] #4609718
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Factory fill would be tgmo, which is made by mobil but is not mobil1, its tgmo.

My experieces were for the older engines specced for 5w30 a 1uz a 2Jz and a 3uz
if you're on the newer engines that are specced 5w20 maybe its fine.

I don't get caught with brand loyalty, each car could be different. I wasn't happy with it, and pp pu worked better for me. If pp doesn't work for your car, but m1 does that's ok by me too. But if m1 doesn't make you happy, try something else rather than blindly sticking to it.

I use m1 afe in a honda and it works well there.

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Re: Looking for a good syn oil for my Lex [Re: Lolvoguy] #4609730
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I agree with what others said above that motor will run great on any quality synthetic. However you may want to try different brands to see if you notice any difference in engine smoothness, quietness and oil consumption if you show any. I have found Valvoline Synpower 5w30 runs better then any other brand I have tried in my 2013 Mustang GT 5.0 V8. I never would have believed it made any difference but the car not only runs smoother but consumes less oil when I wind it up!

Re: Looking for a good syn oil for my Lex [Re: Lolvoguy] #4609901
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Any of the easy to find major brands in 5 qt jugs. Buy at Walmart for low price. I like Pennzoil Platinum, Mobil 1 or Castrol Edge.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. PP HM 5w-30 and Fram Ultra
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Motul 7100 10w-40 and K&N
Re: Looking for a good syn oil for my Lex [Re: Lolvoguy] #4609952
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I have a couple of Toyotas, which as we all know are close kin to Lexus. I always run synthetic and have never noticed one brand performing better than any other. I've run Mobil 1, TGMO, Pennzoil Platinum, Pennzoil Ultimate, QSUD, Napa Syn, Amsoil. All have fun great and I would run any of them again with confidence. I generally run whatever I can get on sale. I have 6 5-quart jugs of Havoline Pro Syn that I got for $10/each that I'll be running soon.


02 Tacoma 3.4L, 222K, Magnatec 10W30
12 Highlander 3.5L, 101K, Napa Syn 0W20
17 Escape 2.0L, 37K, Hav ProDS 5W30
02 Trailblazer 4.2L, 182K, Edge HM 10W40
Re: Looking for a good syn oil for my Lex [Re: mrdctaylor] #4609955
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Originally Posted By: mrdctaylor
I have a couple of Toyotas, which as we all know are close kin to Lexus. I always run synthetic and have never noticed one brand performing better than any other. I've run Mobil 1, TGMO, Pennzoil Platinum, Pennzoil Ultimate, QSUD, Napa Syn, Amsoil. All have fun great and I would run any of them again with confidence. I generally run whatever I can get on sale. I have 6 5-quart jugs of Havoline Pro Syn that I got for $10/each that I'll be running soon.


THIS thumbsup


2004 Corolla 126884
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74478
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: Looking for a good syn oil for my Lex [Re: Lolvoguy] #4609989
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only Eneos Sustina 5w30.

If you shop Dime stores or fake auto parts stores then:

I don't like, (and never have liked) Valvoline ILSAC GF-4,5 5W30 but love their 0w20.

I had problems switching away from Gold bottle Castrol EDGE with Titanium. If you stick with it, it would be OK. Interesting EP/AW package though jury is still out. The SM Gold botlle edge stuff was fantastically robust and it should be at 10 buck a quart.

Mobil 1 has only worked well twice in 10's of trials over the past 30 years. And that was back when it was a synthetic oil.

Hate Chevron, havoline is done. Shell is worth a try.

An easy rec is Quaker State Ultimate Durability.


2014 Nissan Rogue S CVT, OC#10 47272mi-QSUD10W30+5w20 Toughguard Filter; '17 Subaru Crosstrek CVT OC#2 ?? mi-SOA/Idemitsu 0w20 + SOA Filter
Re: Looking for a good syn oil for my Lex [Re: Lolvoguy] #4610157
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Mobil I 0W-30 AFE or EP

Re: Looking for a good syn oil for my Lex [Re: Lolvoguy] #4610258
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M1, PP, VSML, QSUD, Castrol Edge/Magnatec - all good choices. On a Toyota that doesn't sludge or burn oil, you really can't go wrong with any known good oil.

My ears like the sound of Castrol or Pennzoil in a Toyota engine though.

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