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Engine oil for 2004 Lexus LS 430 #4665364
02/13/18 11:20 PM
02/13/18 11:20 PM
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TAS
maccaatdon Offline OP
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Hi all, I drive an LS430 and want to change to full synthetic 5-W30. I've used M1 but read suggestions in the forums that Synpower is better.
Any experience with my engine?

Re: Engine oil for 2004 Lexus LS 430 [Re: maccaatdon] #4665374
02/13/18 11:51 PM
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I have used Mobil 1 full synthetic 5-W30 but I found Penzzoil Platinum full synthetic 5-W30 to be the best. I have the same year/model.
As such, any 5-w30 oil should do just fine. One of the best engines out there. People have used regular oil just fine.

Re: Engine oil for 2004 Lexus LS 430 [Re: maccaatdon] #4665385
02/14/18 12:16 AM
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That V8 could run on baby oil. Go with whatever you would like.

Re: Engine oil for 2004 Lexus LS 430 [Re: JustN89] #4665397
02/14/18 01:04 AM
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Originally Posted By: JustN89
That V8 could run on baby oil. Go with whatever you would like.


That is almost true.

But the first question is, where is "TAS"?

Choosing a really perfectly suitable oil has a lot to do with climate, which is not PC to talk about any more. Automakers try to diminish that, and their liability, by spec'ing mediocre 5w-30 for everything. If you are asking this crowd, and really looking for an optimal answer, then any answer without factoring climate is not a complete answer.

I have run over the last two decades (and still), a lot of Toyota V6's and V8's, including that one in other platforms (100 Land Cruiser). A low-mileage LS430 is one of my next two used car purchases, especially since my area abounds in them. Flesh out your needs/driving/climate and your answers will be better.

Re: Engine oil for 2004 Lexus LS 430 [Re: maccaatdon] #4665466
02/14/18 06:22 AM
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Better is so subjective. Just take look at the Blackstone Lab FAQ tab and they have this to say about it, straight off of their FAQ: (What's the best oil to use?)
Ah, the million dollar question. We are an independent lab, so we don't make recommendations. It has been our experience that oil is oil, and either petroleum or synthetic-based oil will work well for just about any engine.

(Come on, you're holding out on me. I should use synthetic, right?)
Buddy, you should use whatever you want. Synthetic oil won't guarantee a longer engine life any more than my eating organic food will guarantee I'll live until I'm 90. We here at Blackstone generally use regular petroleum-based oil because honestly, it works just as well for us.)

Basically boils down to whatever you want to use, as long as it meets API and has that starburst and is the recommended weight per OM one can hardly go wrong.


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2010 Tucson:55K

OCI 5K using the cheapest dino oil I can buy,usually NAPA or TSC Travelers oil.
Re: Engine oil for 2004 Lexus LS 430 [Re: maccaatdon] #4665479
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It will never put the "which is better argument to bed" but for what it is worth I found this article to be interesting: http://www.thedrive.com/the-hammer/12762...ed-a-decade-ago


2010 Forester:122K
2009 Sonata :189K
2010 Tucson:55K

OCI 5K using the cheapest dino oil I can buy,usually NAPA or TSC Travelers oil.
Re: Engine oil for 2004 Lexus LS 430 [Re: maccaatdon] #4665524
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Any name brand 5 or 10w30 syn, blend, or dino will work good for you. Get what’s in sale


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Re: Engine oil for 2004 Lexus LS 430 [Re: maccaatdon] #4665557
02/14/18 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted By: maccaatdon
Hi all, I drive an LS430 and want to change to full synthetic 5-W30. I've used M1 but read suggestions in the forums that Synpower is better.
Any experience with my engine?


It ain't better. It a fine oil, but it ain't better. welcome


2007 Ford Fusion 235,000 miles
M1 0-20 EP
2017 Ford Fusion 60K
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: Engine oil for 2004 Lexus LS 430 [Re: maccaatdon] #4666025
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welcome

Any synthetic 5w30 will give you good results, including M1 and Synpower smile

Re: Engine oil for 2004 Lexus LS 430 [Re: maccaatdon] #4666040
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Originally Posted By: maccaatdon
Hi all, I drive an LS430 and want to change to full synthetic 5-W30. I've used M1 but read suggestions in the forums that Synpower is better.
Any experience with my engine?





You can use any of the major brands of oil that meet your cars specs. Your car will not know the difference


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Re: Engine oil for 2004 Lexus LS 430 [Re: maccaatdon] #4666117
02/14/18 06:33 PM
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Catch a good sale. Try the synpower, I doubt you’ll notice a difference


2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 181 miles M1 HM 10w-30

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