View Poll Results: Oil Brand Loyalty

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  • Mobil

    14 35.00%
  • Pennzoil

    8 20.00%
  • Quaker State

    0 0%
  • Amsoil

    5 12.50%
  • Schaeffers

    0 0%
  • Valvoline

    6 15.00%
  • Castrol

    4 10.00%
  • Kendall

    0 0%
  • Royal Purple

    1 2.50%
  • Chevron

    0 0%
  • SuperTech

    0 0%
  • Other

    2 5.00%
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Brand Wars

This is a discussion on Brand Wars within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Curious of which oil brand you reach for more often than not. Do not care about synthetic/conventional or viscosity....

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    Brand Wars

    Curious of which oil brand you reach for more often than not.
    Do not care about synthetic/conventional or viscosity.

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    valvoline in the past.mobil now

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    The poll Homer the poll

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    no poll up when i posted,chief.have since voted in poll

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02transamce View Post
    no poll up when i posted,chief.have since voted in poll
    Orion was in charge of getting the poll up. He was late as usual. That's my story and I'm sticking with it.

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    no prob,going to change the oil in my monte carlo ss today,4.5 qts of mobil clean 5000 5w30 waiting to go in.

    seriously,i drive my car and change the oil at operating temp(very hot)i have heard some people say oil should be changed ice cold because it is all in the pan any input on this

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    My "theory" on this subject is simple really. The add packs work to get/keep crap in suspension to be carried to the filter. When the oil is hot the crap is in suspension. When cold the crap has settled back down on your bearings/stuff and is not in suspension. So I drain hot.

    I also buy/keep cheap oil around to flush. Usually takes a quart of cheap ass oil and everything coming out the valve is amber/gold and clean. Let it drain till the drip stops.

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    I have Fumota Valves on everything. I pre-fill the filter. Swab some fresh oil on the oil filter gasket and wipe down the filter housing seal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    I pre-fill the filter.
    hell yes! i have done this for years. was a bit tricky with my fords that the filter screwed on sideways instead of straight up

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    Your really after just soaking the filter media anyway. You don't necessarily have to have fluid to the top.

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    i had a 96 mark viii,4.6 dohc alum.v8,ford put the filter sideways right behind the sway bar(same on 94-97 v8 thunderbirds and cougars too)you had to be a contortionist to get the filter out because there was iust enough room to get the filter in and out.come to think of it,ford made every filter except the trans filter a bitch to replace on the 93-96 mark viii.hell of a car though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    I have Fumota Valves on everything. I pre-fill the filter. Swab some fresh oil on the oil filter gasket and wipe down the filter housing seal.
    What is the benefit to pre-filling the filter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Curious of which oil brand you reach for more often than not.
    Do not care about synthetic/conventional or viscosity.
    I've used Castrol GTX for years now..

    Motors are a nice honey brown inside..

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    pennzoil has been cheaper than mobil 1 at wally world lately

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98TransAmWs-6 View Post
    What is the benefit to pre-filling the filter?
    Less time the engine is running with no oil. Takes between 5-10 seconds for an oil filter to soak and fill. 95% of your engine wear is at startup. With no oil....well you get the picture.

    5-10 seconds doesnt sound like much does it? Think about how many rotations on your bearings with no oil/pressure. Grinding and scrapping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    I've used Castrol GTX for years now..

    Motors are a nice honey brown inside..
    Mine is all nice and bright chrome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Less time the engine is running with no oil. Takes between 5-10 seconds for an oil filter to soak and fill. 95% of your engine wear is at startup. With no oil....well you get the picture.

    5-10 seconds doesnt sound like much does it? Think about how many rotations on your bearings with no oil/pressure. Grinding and scrapping.
    Yeah that does make sense, I just never thought of that before. I'll definately do this every time I change my oil and filter.

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    first vote for amsoil... i am thoroughly surprised with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Mine is all nice and bright chrome.
    My y87 is stock inside and out lol..

    It's the metal surfaces inside on mine that has the honey coloered tint to it..
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