Recent Topics
The unanswered ? - how do buyers check quality?
by edwardh1
51 minutes 24 seconds ago
Vinyl Siding Problem from Get Go
by HosteenJorje
Today at 03:45 PM
FRAM FPS-3614 VIRGIN FILTER CUT OPEN
by car51
Today at 02:06 PM
Valvoline MaxLife 5W40 VOA
by zoli
Today at 01:27 PM
Platinum
by Dylan1303
Today at 12:57 PM
2008 Maxima with 96k (oil recommendation please)
by AshleyQuick
Today at 12:44 PM
Looking At A Chevrolet Trax
by Red91
Today at 12:17 PM
Want a good laugh? Auto Zone experience...
by sasilverbullet
Today at 12:06 PM
STP S 10060XL, 8,000 miles CUT OPEN
by car51
Today at 12:02 PM
Kendall GT-1 Full Synthetic is back!
by boom10ful
Today at 11:57 AM
Residual Water
by JBinKC
Today at 11:27 AM
How do you keep bottom of mower deck clean?
by 2civics
Today at 10:17 AM
HM oil benefits if seals are new on old engine?
by nobb
Today at 10:01 AM
Tire question
by supton
Today at 09:42 AM
Napa Gold Filters Half Price Filter Sale GR, MI
by Toto
Today at 09:40 AM
Amsoil ASE Small Engine---VOA or zinc levels?
by lukejo
Today at 09:12 AM
Scooter Final Drive GL-3 80W-90
by GuyB
Today at 08:29 AM
recommend me a browser for older Mac OS 10.6
by berniedd
Today at 08:19 AM
Window Winder Won't
by Ducked
Today at 07:19 AM
Crazy iPhone 7 and 7+ listing eBay
by SkyActivG
Today at 06:46 AM
Newest Members
robjust, DGW44, thot1414, Crimson, JeffMeager
60640 Registered Users
Who's Online
89 registered (andyd, 4ever4d, Astro_Guy, askani79705, 01rangerxl, Audios, 8 invisible), 2221 Guests and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
60640 Members
66 Forums
261551 Topics
4315161 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#2047380 - 10/15/10 08:14 AM Whats the best oil for a high mileage vehicle?
jordan87777 Offline


Registered: 09/29/10
Posts: 3
Loc: cary,nc
Hey guys, I am just curious about what you guys use the most and why...thanks...

Top
#2047384 - 10/15/10 08:15 AM Re: Whats the best oil for a high mileage vehicle? [Re: jordan87777]
shrooms Offline


Registered: 01/26/10
Posts: 804
Loc: NEPA
Originally Posted By: jordan87777
Hey guys, I am just curious about what you guys use the most and why...thanks...


Unless it's burning a good amount of oil more than it's 'supposed' to, stick to reg oil.
_________________________
2002 Mazda MPV. PUP 5W20, Fram XG2, Dex VI
2001 Honda Civic HX. M1 EP 5W20, Fram XG3717

Top
#2047392 - 10/15/10 08:20 AM Re: Whats the best oil for a high mileage vehicle? [Re: jordan87777]
dgee Offline


Registered: 02/03/10
Posts: 427
Loc: Connecticut
If your seals are good and your car doesn't burn oil, just stick to regular oil.

My favorite HM oil is M1 HM 10W-30
_________________________
12 Accord 2.4 4k - FF 0W20
01 Camry V6 265k - PU 10W30
96 Jeep ZJ I6 173k - Maxlife 10w30
94 Jeep ZJ I6 365k - Formula Shell 10W30

O||||||O

Top
#2047396 - 10/15/10 08:22 AM Re: Whats the best oil for a high mileage vehicle? [Re: jordan87777]
ChuckBerry Offline


Registered: 08/23/10
Posts: 261
Loc: Lafayette, LA
Whatever weight oil the owners manual tells you in your favorite brand.

My '99 Crown Vic Police Interceptor with 182,000 miles was designed to use 5w-30, backspeced by Ford to use 5w-20, and I am currently running Pennzoil Yellow Bottle (PYB). I have used Motorcraft 5w-20 synblend in the past.
_________________________
1998 Honda CR-V LX AWD
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L

Top
#2047426 - 10/15/10 08:48 AM Re: Whats the best oil for a high mileage vehicle? [Re: jordan87777]
ARCOgraphite Offline


Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 10507
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
Depends on you car ... does it have specific problems that could be addressed by HM oil. The new Pennzoil bronze bottle 5w-30 runs well in the Forester ...


Edited by ARCOgraphite (10/15/10 08:48 AM)
_________________________
2014 Nissan Rogue S CVT, OC#4 24210mi-Castrol Magnetec 5W30+ Fram Toughguard Filter 7317
2015 Forester 6MT 5Door, OC#7 50318mi-PEAK 0W20+Subaru Filter

Top
#2047428 - 10/15/10 08:49 AM Re: Whats the best oil for a high mileage vehicle? [Re: jordan87777]
TallPaul Offline


Registered: 10/22/03
Posts: 13101
Loc: By Detroit
10w30 High Mileage Oil, my preference is Maxlife.

Top
#2047475 - 10/15/10 09:40 AM Re: Whats the best oil for a high mileage vehicle? [Re: jordan87777]
crazyoildude Offline


Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 9808
Loc: New Jersey
I use Pennzoil HM or valvoline HM with great succcess for minor oil leaks due to dry seals and also oil burning....It is also blended on the thicker side with more anti wear additives as i understand it...I use it in the summer and they both work well..
_________________________
Check To See That The Oil Jugs You Buy Have The Exact Amount Of Oil In Them And Have An Inner Seal Under The Cap. I Use Mobil 1 And Fram Ultra Filters

Top
#2047510 - 10/15/10 10:24 AM Re: Whats the best oil for a high mileage vehicle? [Re: crazyoildude]
Old Mustang Guy Offline


Registered: 11/16/05
Posts: 844
Loc: Rockwall, Texas
I keep thinking I'll switch the 01 Escape with 160k to Maxlife but it still doesn't use any so I'll wait.

Top
#2047514 - 10/15/10 10:31 AM Re: Whats the best oil for a high mileage vehicle? [Re: jordan87777]
coffee Offline


Registered: 03/11/07
Posts: 1116
Loc: Chandler, Arizona, USA
I was using syn on my Volvo with 372k miles on it so I am not sure HM is necessary. Use whatever oil you want to.
_________________________
Java Joe
1994 Volvo 945
Motorcraft 5w20

Top
#2047520 - 10/15/10 10:35 AM Re: Whats the best oil for a high mileage vehicle? [Re: jordan87777]
mrsilv04 Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 7853
Loc: Illinois
I'm using 5w-30 Valvoline MaxLife Synthetic blend in a 2000 Grand Am (2.4 liter) with 118,000 miles on it, with excellent results.

I've used it since it was purchased with 78,000 miles on it. I don't know what oil the previous owner used in it.
_________________________
Whatever you do... do NOT speed through the town of Gauley Bridge, WV.

Top
#2047539 - 10/15/10 10:59 AM Re: Whats the best oil for a high mileage vehicle? [Re: coffee]
Y_K Offline


Registered: 05/29/09
Posts: 1788
Loc: WA (USA)
Originally Posted By: coffee
I was using syn on my Volvo with 372k miles on it so I am not sure HM is necessary. Use whatever oil you want to.
Doug Hillary mentioned that engines that were fed syn did not have seal/gasket problems according to his rich experience with various fleet tests and studies. If you want to be pro-active and at the same time avoid (for whatever reason) HM oils I would add a bottle of Red Line here and there.

Top