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    thinkin with your dipstick.....jimmy

    I want to know what the best suggested oil to run is. I run synthetic mobil 1. am i robbing my enging of performance if im running the wrong weight oil? what do you guys run?

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    Amsoil.
    Or Pennzoil Platinum when it comes to off-the-shelf stuff.



    And those fucking commercials are getting REALLY old now.....they were funny once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derekws6 View Post
    I want to know what the best suggested oil to run is. I run synthetic mobil 1. am i robbing my enging of performance if im running the wrong weight oil? what do you guys run?
    15W50 Mobil synthetic. I dont run mine in the cold or winter months. Important! don't beat on it until the oils hot (as with any weight you run). Then I drive it like it is stolen, for the last 88,000 miles. John

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    i just put some quaker state full synthetic im my car today. Is that a yay or nay? and got a new fuel filter. now im getting a full service but that might just be one of my o2's which have been bugging me forever
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB454 View Post
    15W50 Mobil synthetic. I dont run mine in the cold or winter months. Important! don't beat on it until the oils hot (as with any weight you run). Then I drive it like it is stolen, for the last 88,000 miles. John
    You are wasting your money.

    Mobil 1 is overpriced. Not bad oil, but doesn't compete with some cheaper synthetics anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slpdablueZ28 View Post
    i just put some quaker state full synthetic im my car today. Is that a yay or nay? and got a new fuel filter. now im getting a full service but that might just be one of my o2's which have been bugging me forever
    Any good synthetic should do a good job. Like I said, just warm up the oil before beating on it. John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    You are wasting your money.

    Mobil 1 is overpriced. Not bad oil, but doesn't compete with some cheaper synthetics anymore.
    It is damned expensive. What are some cheaper syn oils to choose from? I have 4 car pans to fill. John

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB454 View Post
    It is damned expensive. What are some cheaper syn oils to choose from? I have 4 car pans to fill. John
    Like said above, Amsoil (sponser here) will far outshine any M1 you have. PP is also a great oil for a very fair price. Its what I ran all last year in both my Pontiac's. This year, for the TA... Im going Amsoil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    Like said above, Amsoil (sponser here) will far outshine any M1 you have. PP is also a great oil for a very fair price. Its what I ran all last year in both my Pontiac's. This year, for the TA... Im going Amsoil.
    $ per quart on amsoil? Any problems with changing? Thanks. John

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    i run royal purple yah its a lil pricey but its my preference but any synthetic will do

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    get it straight from the oil guru's on the forum

    Which oil seems to stand out?

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    Royal Purple is worse than most dino oils....


    Amsoil isn't cheap.
    Pennzoil Platinum is what I run in my cars currently. T/A will be going over to Amsoil soon though.
    PP outshines Mobil 1 in about every area. Price included.


    And switching oils isn't going to hurt anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Royal Purple is worse than most dino oils....
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    And regular Pennzoil can get waxy, haven't heard anything bad about platinum.

    My vehicles don't get synthetic, no need. (5w-30 Valvoline for the car, 15w-40 Shell Rotella for the diesel)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Royal Purple is worse than most dino oils....


    Amsoil isn't cheap.
    Pennzoil Platinum is what I run in my cars currently. T/A will be going over to Amsoil soon though.
    PP outshines Mobil 1 in about every area. Price included.


    And switching oils isn't going to hurt anything.
    thats the first time ive heard anything negative about royal purple.... i might wanna look into switching it now

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    do they sell amsoil at parts store i dont remember seeing it anywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by lancesT/A View Post
    do they sell amsoil at parts store i dont remember seeing it anywhere
    Normally no. Check with CompSyn, a sponsor here.

    Most people buy into that crap about Royal Purple gaining power in their ads. Which may be true....but is it really protecting your motor?? No.
    At normal temp, RP will shear (break down basicly) and not protect as well. I can sacrifice one RWHP for protection.

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    I found one place around me that is a Amsoil dealer. Its actually right across the street from a Autozone. Most places to not sell Amsoil, Like said above... Compsyn sells it here. And if you get on the preferred member (?) there is a discount.

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    i use Castol Synthetic blend, 10w30 in the summer, 5w30 in the winter, changed every 3k

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    compsyn... maybe im looking in the wrong place but when i go to the sponsors page i dont see a compsyn

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    Quote Originally Posted by lancesT/A View Post
    compsyn... maybe im looking in the wrong place but when i go to the sponsors page i dont see a compsyn
    Heres his LS1.com page. Says he just a member now? I duno, have to ask him or wait for a response from someone with access to the awesome Mod Thread.

    http://www.ls1.com/forums/members/compsyn/

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