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Re: Which 0w-40s Would You Choose ... [Re: gathermewool] #5062005
04/02/19 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by gathermewool

My manual allows for 5W-40 conventional

Does such a thing exist?


'02 530i (Edge 0W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)
'18 Charger SRT (PUP 0W-40 SRT)
Re: Which 0w-40s Would You Choose ... [Re: Miller88] #5062009
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Either the M1 FS or the Castrol versions of 0w40 will work well. I was able to get a few jugs of the M1 at less than 20 bucks each when they went on sale @walmart.com.


2018 Trd Pro 4Runner
2018 Tacoma off-road

Dealer 0w20 to M1 0w40 FS -it depends
Re: Which 0w-40s Would You Choose ... [Re: Quattro Pete] #5062026
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Originally Posted by Quattro Pete
Originally Posted by gathermewool

My manual allows for 5W-40 conventional

Does such a thing exist?


haha! Exactly what the rest of us contemplate when discussing their logic.


'14 Forester XT FA20DIT (Cobb Stage 1)
Edge 0W-40 + FU filter (64,774 miles)
'15 Legacy FB25 (OEM Stage, uh, neg. 7?)
Magnatec 5W-20 + FU filter (47,300 miles)
Re: Which 0w-40s Would You Choose ... [Re: Miller88] #5062096
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Same price? Since this is BITOG, your best course of action is to order some of each, do VOAs and UOAs on each one, THEN pose your question again. laugh


I use the overseas manual to choose my oil viscosity.

Using AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 149k, SS5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 55k, SS 5w20/Amsoil

Re: Which 0w-40s Would You Choose ... [Re: gathermewool] #5062119
04/02/19 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by gathermewool

Are you doing this to mitigate some oil consumption, which the MT's are well know for?


Actually no consumption on mine.

Running 0w20 mine doesn't seem to drink a drop. I wouldn't say I'm exactly easy on the car either ... highway runs, towing small trailers and light off road. But 6MT Foresters have a weird exhaust resonance that seems to go away with heavier oil plus this engine just seems to get quieter with heavier oil.

Completely against what my Cherokee, F350 and old Focus were.


18 Forester 2.5I 6M
00 Jeep XJ
01 F-350 4x4 5M
Re: Which 0w-40s Would You Choose ... [Re: Miller88] #5062148
04/02/19 02:46 PM
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No one has mentioned the $12 Mobil 1 Rebate that just kicked in yesterday? Cheaper than Amazon basics.

Also Amazon Basics has very few manufacturer approvals. Certainly not MB 229.5. which Castrol and Mobil both have.

Same price, Castrol. $12 rebate, Mobil.

Re: Which 0w-40s Would You Choose ... [Re: Miller88] #5062155
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Yup I would grab a jug of M1 and score your self a rebate!


"Always"....Mobil 1

Current fill: AFE 0w30
Re: Which 0w-40s Would You Choose ... [Re: Miller88] #5062184
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Motul xcess 5/40. My engines run much smoother on this than the Castrol 0/40.

Re: Which 0w-40s Would You Choose ... [Re: Bullwinkle007] #5062210
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Originally Posted by Bullwinkle007
Motul xcess 5/40. My engines run much smoother on this than the Castrol 0/40.


What did you use to measure/test that and how does that impact engine longevity?

Re: Which 0w-40s Would You Choose ... [Re: Miller88] #5062271
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No warranty concerns with using a 0w40 where a 5w40 is called for? BITOG wise, we know there's no difference, but try convincing a dealer's service writer that.

Mobil 1 TDT 5w40 should meet your specs. (Not sure if the XOM rebate can be applied to this.)

If viscosity is of no concern, use M1 0w40.


03 Jeep WJ 4.0 202k Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 186k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 158k M1 EP 10w30 Supertech ST3980 (Ecore)

Re: Which 0w-40s Would You Choose ... [Re: dlundblad] #5062300
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Originally Posted by dlundblad
No warranty concerns with using a 0w40 where a 5w40 is called for? BITOG wise, we know there's no difference, but try convincing a dealer's service writer that.

If you don't tell them, how will they know?


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: Which 0w-40s Would You Choose ... [Re: Miller88] #5062305
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M1 0w40 because they goes on sale once a while.


2018 Chevy Camaro 6.2L V8
2017 Ford Explorer 3.5 V6
2011 Ford Ranger 4 banger
Re: Which 0w-40s Would You Choose ... [Re: Miller88] #5062311
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No question for me.
Valvoline 0w40, currently on sale at NAPA for 4.99 a quart.
NAPA sale
There is link to the Valvoline spec sheet at the bottom that indicates 53.90% PAO.

Re: Which 0w-40s Would You Choose ... [Re: rooflessVW] #5062359
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Originally Posted by rooflessVW
Originally Posted by dlundblad
No warranty concerns with using a 0w40 where a 5w40 is called for? BITOG wise, we know there's no difference, but try convincing a dealer's service writer that.

If you don't tell them, how will they know?


Only if they ask for receipts.


03 Jeep WJ 4.0 202k Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 186k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 158k M1 EP 10w30 Supertech ST3980 (Ecore)

Re: Which 0w-40s Would You Choose ... [Re: dlundblad] #5062373
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Originally Posted by dlundblad
Originally Posted by rooflessVW
Originally Posted by dlundblad
No warranty concerns with using a 0w40 where a 5w40 is called for? BITOG wise, we know there's no difference, but try convincing a dealer's service writer that.

If you don't tell them, how will they know?


Only if they ask for receipts.



Receipts all say the right thing, of course.

But the mobil1 with rebate looks the most appealing. So that's what I would have got if I was the type to not follow the owners manual.


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00 Jeep XJ
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