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Any real difference between 0W-20 synthetics? #4629668
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Corollaman Offline OP
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2012 Toyota Corolla, I drive about 8,500 miles a year. Lots of short trips with some highway on the weekends. In my situation should I just go with whatever is on sale in that grade?

Re: Any real difference between 0W-20 synthetics? [Re: Corollaman] #4629673
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Any quality synthetic 0w20 will do fine in your Corolla smile

Re: Any real difference between 0W-20 synthetics? [Re: Corollaman] #4629677
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M1 EP 0w20 is apparently PAO. Might make no difference but can't hurt to use an oil designed for 15k miles for only a few $ more.

If price shopping, I personally wouldn't drop down to a semi syn 0w20.


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Re: Any real difference between 0W-20 synthetics? [Re: Corollaman] #4629699
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There are some real differences.
Whether they matter to you or not is another question.
You don't live in a really cold climate, so performance in extreme cold doesn't matter.
You have a very undemanding engine, so finding the best of the best in wear performance and cleanliness doesn't matter.
In short, with your ride in your climate, I'd use whatever.
Most of us have done that for years with good results and no problems to report.


18 Accord Hybrid FF
17 Forester 18K VME 0W-20
12 Accord LX 96K SSO 0W-20
09 Forester 95K M1HM 10W-30
01 Focus ZX3 118K PP 5W-20
96 Accord LX 104K T5 10W-30
95 318i
Re: Any real difference between 0W-20 synthetics? [Re: Corollaman] #4629714
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we have been running syn blend 0w20 not full syn in my sisters 2011 corolla. Most of her drivetime is idling in traffic anyway. haha
dump out once a year since she doesn't get anywhere close to 10k OCI and the car is happy and running great. Any full syn will work for you.


04 Camry 2az-fe 209k
M1 5w30
PremiumGuard filter
Re: Any real difference between 0W-20 synthetics? [Re: Corollaman] #4629718
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I sure there are differences . Can they be realized probably not . Todays majors put out great oils.


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2018 Ford F350 6.2
Re: Any real difference between 0W-20 synthetics? [Re: CharlieBauer] #4629722
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Originally Posted By: CharlieBauer
M1 EP 0w20 is apparently PAO. Might make no difference but can't hurt to use an oil designed for 15k miles for only a few $ more.

If price shopping, I personally wouldn't drop down to a semi syn 0w20.


I have Mobil 0w-20 extended in there right now. Valvoline Synpower was a little cheaper, thought about trying it next time.

Re: Any real difference between 0W-20 synthetics? [Re: Corollaman] #4629744
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Whatever the cheapest 0w20 you can find on sale is will work for you just fine.


2017 Ram 1500 Ecodiesel- CP Triton ECT 5w40
2015 Prius C Napa 0w20
1973 240Z 10w30 VWC from '73
1973 Triumph Bonneville 750 M1 5w50
1967 BSA 441 Victor Special M1 5w50




Re: Any real difference between 0W-20 synthetics? [Re: Insertcoolname] #4629748
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Originally Posted By: Insertcoolname
we have been running syn blend 0w20 (not full syn) in my sisters 2011 corolla...
dump out once a year since she doesn't get anywhere close to 10k OCI and the car is happy and running great.


I think ANY 0W-20 or 5W-20 will do what you want for 1-year OCI's.

I don't think synthetic is necessary, really


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Any real difference between 0W-20 synthetics? [Re: Corollaman] #4629750
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Originally Posted By: Corollaman
I have Mobil 0w-20 extended in there right now. Valvoline Synpower was a little cheaper, thought about trying it next time.


I'd just get the SynPower, very good stuff. Unless you don't mind dealing with mail in rebates in your spare time then the M1 would be cheaper.

Re: Any real difference between 0W-20 synthetics? [Re: Corollaman] #4629762
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I find car is quieter on Pennz Ultra 0w20 and M1 AFE 0w20. Others I've used, Edge Gold 5w20, TGMO 0w20, PP 0w20. Most oils will work fine. M1 EP is a good consideration for a 1 year OCI with a good filter like a Fram Ultra or Napa Gold.


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: Any real difference between 0W-20 synthetics? [Re: SatinSilver] #4629786
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Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Originally Posted By: Corollaman
I have Mobil 0w-20 extended in there right now. Valvoline Synpower was a little cheaper, thought about trying it next time.


I'd just get the SynPower, very good stuff. Unless you don't mind dealing with mail in rebates in your spare time then the M1 would be cheaper.


I have SynPower in my Camry now. Walmart didn't have much selection of 0W20. Syn Power was all they had. Only had one jug of ST 10W40HM for my Rav4. Guess they sold a lot over Xmas.


Without data you're just another person with an opinion. W. E. Deming

2003 Corolla 250,000 miles (RIP)
2004 Corolla 125,000 miles
2004 Rav4 370,000 miles
2015 Camry 70,000 miles
Re: Any real difference between 0W-20 synthetics? [Re: Corollaman] #4629841
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As far as I know, 0w20 has more PAO, 5w20 can be found in synthetic and semi-synthetic flavors. Both options are top notch. Will I run an oil till 7k? no. I would just change it every 4 months if I was in your case.
Use Any from the big brands. If anything, use what your dealer uses or Toyota sales and keep receipts until warranty runs out.


Always Mobil 1
2014 1.6L Nissan Versa Sedan, 5 spd, 5k OCI.
2011 3.5L Chevrolet Impala, Automatic, 5k OCI.
Re: Any real difference between 0W-20 synthetics? [Re: Corollaman] #4629853
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Originally Posted By: Corollaman
2012 Toyota Corolla, I drive about 8,500 miles a year. Lots of short trips with some highway on the weekends. In my situation should I just go with whatever is on sale in that grade?


How many miles on your current oil?


2004 Corolla 126649
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: Any real difference between 0W-20 synthetics? [Re: FermeLaPorte] #4629859
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Originally Posted By: FermeLaPorte
As far as I know, 0w20 has more PAO, 5w20 can be found in synthetic and semi-synthetic flavors. Both options are top notch. Will I run an oil till 7k? no. I would just change it every 4 months if I was in your case.
Use Any from the big brands. If anything, use what your dealer uses or Toyota sales and keep receipts until warranty runs out.


So you recommend he changes oil every less than 3000 miles? Absolute waste of oil. For him, twice a year is overkill.

Last edited by Rolla07; 01/09/18 10:18 PM.

2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

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