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Pick my next oil change. #4683195
03/03/18 12:26 PM
03/03/18 12:26 PM
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dlundblad Offline OP
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Pick my next oil change for the Blazer in my signature and explain why. Oils listed were purchased heavily discounted. My plan is to change it tomorrow afternoon. Most popular vote wins.

Valvoline Synpower 5w30
Rotella T5 10w30
Edge HM 10w40
Maxlife 20w50 /(watered down with 5w20) 4.5 quart sump.

400 miles a week. Filter will be a Fram TG3980. Not brand biased whatsoever (see above oil list for example)..

Let me finish the thread by saying this is currently the longest OCI I've done since ownership. Currently just under 6k.

12:00 pm Eastern Time 3/4/18 is the deadline.



Last edited by dlundblad; 03/03/18 12:36 PM.

03 Jeep WJ 4.0 202k Castrol Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 186k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 153k Synpower 5w30 Supertech ST3980 (Ecore)

Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: dlundblad] #4683196
03/03/18 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted By: dlundblad

Valvoline Synpower 5w30
Rotella T5 10w30
Edge HM 10w40
Maxlife 20w50 /(watered down with 5w20) 4.5 quart sump.


The one bolded above since that's what it's currently running. Might as well keep it consistent. Plus I prefer the 5W weight during cold temps. As far as what do use after the SynPower, I'd use the 10w30 Rotella T5 to keep it on 30 wt. oil until you run out of it. Then use up the 40 wt after that.

Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: dlundblad] #4683197
03/03/18 12:32 PM
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^ I was going to say that or rotella.

Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: SatinSilver] #4683198
03/03/18 12:32 PM
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dlundblad Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Originally Posted By: dlundblad

Valvoline Synpower 5w30
Rotella T5 10w30
Edge HM 10w40
Maxlife 20w50 /(watered down with 5w20) 4.5 quart sump.


The one bolded above since that's what it's currently running. Might as well keep it consistent. Plus I prefer the 5W weight during cold temps. As far as the other ones go, flip a coin btwn the Edge and Rotella.


Should have mentioned:

Cold temp has never been a concern for me. I've used the 10w40 in my Jeep well below 0*F many of times.

Anyways, 1 vote for Synpower.


03 Jeep WJ 4.0 202k Castrol Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 186k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 153k Synpower 5w30 Supertech ST3980 (Ecore)

Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: dlundblad] #4683199
03/03/18 12:33 PM
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Rotella T5 10w30


16 Civic-QSUD 0W-20, XG7317
14 Civic-Idemitsu Zepro 0W-20, XG7317
05 Chevy 2500HD-QSUD 10W-30, XG3675
97 Accord Wagon-Havoline ProDS 10W-30, TG7317
Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: dlundblad] #4683202
03/03/18 12:38 PM
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Rotella T5 cause Im sure you have at least 2.5 gals of the stuff! And its getting warmer out


'13 Toyota Tundra 5.7-Idemitsu
'08 Hyundai Elantra-Mobil 1
'96 Ranger R72 90hpJohnson
'03 Ski Doo REV 600 H.O.
�01 Kawasaki KDX 220r
Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: dlundblad] #4683203
03/03/18 12:38 PM
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Edge HM.


2009 Mercury Grand Marquis, 8 cyl auto, 83xxx miles, PU/Fram Ultra
2005 Hyundai Sonata, 4 cyl auto, 96xxx miles, Maxlife/OEM Filter
Current oil stash: 519 qts.


Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: dlundblad] #4683206
03/03/18 12:44 PM
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You didn't say how much of each you have, which would play into my plan...so reckoning you have 1 change of each:

It is early spring so the worst winter temps are behind you. Rotella now will carry you through th start of summer.

Then the Maxlife to use it up...that's a full summer weight oil.

For late Summer and Fall, the Edge.

Then back to Synpower for the winter.

Since you're not brand-picky, I chose the oils that made the most viscosity sense for expected temps...


I'm a thickie; assimilate
But 20s have their place

Using AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 138k, SS 5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 41k, OE 5w30/Wix

Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: dlundblad] #4683210
03/03/18 12:50 PM
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Rotella T5 10W-30

Reason: Still on the 'thinner side' for cool spring weather, but still a very stout oil. Save the 10W-40 and 20W-50 for the really hot part of summer.


2010 Kia Soul 2U - 2.0L I-4, auto; 137k miles.
M1 EP 10W-30; OEM Kia filter.
Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: dlundblad] #4683215
03/03/18 01:01 PM
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Rotella.


To quote a friend, "Synthetics, man."

'85 GMC C3500, 454, 132K
'82 Mercedes 300CD, OM617 turbo, 173K (totaled 2018, in rehab)
'85 Mercedes 300TD, OM617 turbo, 217K (wife's)
'67 Suburban, 350, 331K
Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: dlundblad] #4683218
03/03/18 01:06 PM
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The one with the API starbust symbol wink

Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: knnaz392] #4683221
03/03/18 01:07 PM
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Indiana
dlundblad Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: knnaz392
The one with the API starbust symbol wink


That narrows it down!!! cheers


03 Jeep WJ 4.0 202k Castrol Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 186k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 153k Synpower 5w30 Supertech ST3980 (Ecore)

Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: dlundblad] #4683224
03/03/18 01:13 PM
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I'd give SynPower the narrow edge here.

Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: dlundblad] #4683227
03/03/18 01:19 PM
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I would save the thicker stuff for the Jeep and Volvo.

As said above, knowing how much of each you have may change my decision, but with the info I have, I would just say stick with the Synpower.


2012 xB: QSUD 0w-20/CQ Blue/5k
2010 Santa Fe: PP 0w-20/P1/8k
2007 Vue: VSP 5w-30/EcoGard/OLM
2004 F150: GTX HM 5w-20/TG2/4k
2002 F150: GTX HM 5w-20/EcoGard/1yr
1994 VT1100c: Peak 15w-40/PSL/5k



Re: Pick my next oil change. [Re: dlundblad] #4683230
03/03/18 01:21 PM
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Rotella T5 gets my vote grin

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