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Your favorite lubricant & fluids brand #5280371 11/29/19 11:37 AM
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For me it's Valvoline.

- Have had excellent results with Synpower.
- Hear great things about Maxlife oils and will be using them next.
- Zerex anti freeze is my go to.
- Have had great results with their ATF.
- Their DOT 3&4 is great value and works very well (I think it's a licensed product though).
- They seem to have the widest coverage esp in antifreeze and ATF.
- They've always answered my questions fully and quickly.

Next I would say Mobil. Their 0w40 has impressed me compared to Castrol and Pennzoil's offerings. I also like their range and variety of oil choices eg EP and HM variants. And the fact they make the specs easy to view on the website and they are very clear about approvals vs suitable for.


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Re: Your favorite lubricant & fluids brand [Re: CharlieBauer] #5280381 11/29/19 11:48 AM
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I still stand behind XOM and the Mobil 1 brand - consistent, top notch components, no gimmicky marketing, a lot of "proof of performance" testing and always ahead of the curve.


2019 Frontier Pro 4X - RGT 5w30
2019 Impreza Sport - OE fill
Re: Your favorite lubricant & fluids brand [Re: CharlieBauer] #5280393 11/29/19 12:07 PM
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right now its Pennzoil because they make the only easily available oil that meets the specs for my jeep.

ms-13340.

I had no issue stocking up on rotella gas truck today for 6$/5qt after rebate.
just wont be using it in the jeep.


2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 2.0T
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Re: Your favorite lubricant & fluids brand [Re: CharlieBauer] #5280395 11/29/19 12:10 PM
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Mobil 1 and Pennzoil.


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Re: Your favorite lubricant & fluids brand [Re: CharlieBauer] #5280398 11/29/19 12:12 PM
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I really prefer name brands vs house brands. I'm not that picky. I do know that many house brands are just as good or better than the name brands.


02 Wrangler Napa high milage 10w40
87 F250 Valvoline 15w40
07 fjcruiser Car lube plus 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am Maveric edge 5w40
57 case tractor Chevron sae30
Re: Your favorite lubricant & fluids brand [Re: CharlieBauer] #5280399 11/29/19 12:14 PM
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My Preferences have changed over the years, thanks to the feedback from the great members of BITOG!

Currently
Valvoline
Pennzoil
Super Tech

Previously
Shell
Mobil 1
Castrol
Quaker State
Motomaster (Canadian Tire house brand)

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2015 Grand Caravan SXT Plus 0w-20 Pennzoil Ultra/Fram Ultra Filter
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Re: Your favorite lubricant & fluids brand [Re: CharlieBauer] #5280414 11/29/19 12:29 PM
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Castrol all the way here, mostly because of Ecoboost engines - Magnatec and Edge 0w40.
I used Valvoline 75w140 in the diff in my old FX4 and it was great. Not brand loyal, just use what seems to work best . My M54 after 100K+ miles on Castrol oil. [Linked Image]


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Re: Your favorite lubricant & fluids brand [Re: double vanos] #5280423 11/29/19 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by double vanos
Castrol all the way here, mostly because of Ecoboost engines - Magnatec and Edge 0w40.
I used Valvoline 75w140 in the diff in my old FX4 and it was great. Not brand loyal, just use what seems to work best . My M54 after 100K+ miles on Castrol oil. [Linked Image]


Looks great! Thanks for the pics.


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1997 Honda Civic CX 5w-30 PPPP/Fram Ultra Filter
Re: Your favorite lubricant & fluids brand [Re: CharlieBauer] #5280436 11/29/19 12:52 PM
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Castrol has always been my favorite since the 80s. Currently it just depends on my mood. Lately it's been Pennzoil and Quaker State. I went through a Mobil 1 phase a few years ago.


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Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 0W20

Re: Your favorite lubricant & fluids brand [Re: CharlieBauer] #5280458 11/29/19 01:27 PM
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I agree on the QSUD, that oil has some serious pour point and flash point specs! -50c pour, 234c flash. Just looked it up .


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Re: Your favorite lubricant & fluids brand [Re: CharlieBauer] #5280460 11/29/19 01:31 PM
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Always changes for me, currently going through some RGT. I've used everything though. I will say however, I tend to gravitate towards oils that contain Moly which is just my preference.


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'19 Ram 1500; Dealer fill, 14K
'70 F100; Valvoline 15w40
Biotech
Re: Your favorite lubricant & fluids brand [Re: CharlieBauer] #5280490 11/29/19 02:15 PM
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I used to run Mobil 1 in everything but switched to Pennzoil platinum some years back. I'm currently running Shell RGT in my Ram, my in-laws Buick and soon to be my wife's Chrysler. So going to RGT means I'm staying in the SOPUS Family. As for switching from Mobil 1 to Shell/Pennzoil,... price, that's the only reason. Mobil 1 is a great product, but for the same quality and level of protection, I'll save a couple of bucks.


2011 Ram 1500 5.7l
Shell RGT 5w20 / Fram TG2 oil filter
OCI @ 6 months - May and November (Short tripped a lot)
2015 Chrysler 200 2.4l multiar
PP 0w20 / Fram Ultra Guard XG10060
OCI @ 6-7000 miles
Re: Your favorite lubricant & fluids brand [Re: CharlieBauer] #5280492 11/29/19 02:17 PM
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Mobil 1 or Valvoline. Lately more Valvoline. Used to be Castrol. Before than, Havoline.


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Valvoline


2017 Mazda CX5
Havoline Pro DS 0w20
Roki OEM filter.
Re: Your favorite lubricant & fluids brand [Re: CharlieBauer] #5280499 11/29/19 02:35 PM
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Not a fan boy the one on sale!


2004 Corolla 137331
Out: Havoline Pro DS 10w-30 Purolator PureOne 10-29-19 136457
In: Pennzoil Platinum HM 5W-20 ST 4386
2006 Duramax 76862
Out: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705
In: Rotella Dino PH9100 11-3-19
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