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View Poll Results: What oil do you use? (5W-20 or 30)
Mobil 1 Standard 3 2.73%
Mobil 1 Synthetic 51 46.36%
Valvoline Standard 5 4.55%
Valvoline Synthetic 9 8.18%
Penzoil 9 8.18%
Castrol GTX 8 7.27%
Quaker State 1 0.91%
Royal Purple 15 13.64%
Shell 1 0.91%
Something totally different...like whale blubber 8 7.27%
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I have invented a little switch/apparatus that allows me to slowly burn off 1 quart of oil through the engine at 70 mph while driving on the interstate. I installed my oil filter on a remote vertical mount with stainless steel braided tubing. I just change the filter, while standing up under the hood, just a couple of times a year and do the burn off once a month and then add the oil. I haven't "drained" or replaced "all" of my oil in 4 years. I just fortify it monthly. To bad Billy Mays ain't around no more to push my invention.
awesome idea , can we see pics of the setup and what the exhaust looks like when you burn off some oil.
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Royal Purple in this round, but I usually stick with Rotella T synthetic.
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mobil 1 synthetic
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agreed mobile 1 only
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dont forget the M110 mobil 1 oil filter!
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Royal Purple in this round, but I usually stick with Rotella T synthetic.
do you have any UOA's for these oils ??
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I'm a conformist, Mobil 1 synthetic here too.

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i prefer Valvoline Full Synth, but walmart has 5qt jug of mobil1 cheaper than Valvoline right now..... but i still bought the Valvoline.

bitog doesnt seem to have any big complaints for any of the name brand full synths. i think any of them will take modern day vehicles to the day they die due to other issues, etc.
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5w-20 valvoline standard

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Mobil 1 synthetic every 5000 miles
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5w-20 Pennzoil Ultra
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Whom it may concern Acura suggested oil change is 7000 mi or 1 year using Acura Syn Blend. Every car has it's oil, it is based on how often you change it and how you drive the vehicle. -Mr. Obvious

Conv, 3000 mi change, Acura or Mobile Super.
Synthetic, 3-4k, Mobil Supersyn
Syn Blend 4-5k, Acura or Castrol Syntec
Fully Syn 5k+, Mobil 1
Fully Syn Racing 3-4k, Royal Purple HPS for tuned motors only.

I have heard of some good Japanese oil brands, but never really wished to test them. All Acura/Honda are suggested with mobile products.
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My understanding is that the syn oils resist coking much better than the standard oils do. I like the friction reduction, and keeping the oil passages open can be important.
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My understanding is that the syn oils resist coking much better than the standard oils do. I like the friction reduction, and keeping the oil passages open can be important.
I think you are looking for less thinning and sheering, because that is the major difference between types of oil
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Redline Full Synthetic 5w-30
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