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penguinz
08-05-2008, 10:24 AM
What do you use and how often do you change?

penguinz
08-05-2008, 10:27 AM
I use Mobil 1 Clean High Mileage 10w-30 and change oil every 5000-7000 miles.

Silock
08-05-2008, 10:27 AM
100% synth, change about once a year. Of course, I drive less than 8,000 miles a year, so I'm not too hard on the car.

Rausch
08-05-2008, 10:29 AM
STP and Astrolube.

WTF?...

Frazod
08-05-2008, 10:35 AM
I use the synthetic. Costs a bit more, but last longer.

HemiEd
08-05-2008, 10:53 AM
I use 5w30 Mobil 1, in everthing except the Barracuda. I will be switching to
0w30 as soon as I can find it, in everything, including the Barracuda. Here is the best explanation I have ever seen, why I should do that. (http://fatchatter.com/forum/index.php?topic=1430.0)

Baby Lee
08-05-2008, 10:54 AM
Mobil One [full synth], change filter [and contents] every 3K, full change every 20K.

chasedude
08-05-2008, 10:56 AM
I use Valvoline MaxLife Blend about every 4k miles.

penguinz
08-05-2008, 11:06 AM
I use 5w30 Mobil 1, in everthing except the Barracuda. I will be switching to
0w30 as soon as I can find it, in everything, including the Barracuda. Here is the best explanation I have ever seen, why I should do that. (http://fatchatter.com/forum/index.php?topic=1430.0)That is a lot of reading. Have a Cliff notes version?

Rausch
08-05-2008, 11:10 AM
That is a lot of reading. Have a Cliff notes version?

EVOO and a short brunette with small breasts...

HemiEd
08-05-2008, 11:14 AM
That is a lot of reading. Have a Cliff notes version?

I got an understanding of what the numbers really mean, especially recently with all the changes. My Wifes new Nitro calls for 5w20, so here is what I said post #8.

"The 5w-20 recommended in my wifes new Nitro, is exactly why I have been so interested in this subject. I thought I knew something about this subject, and found out I didn't know much.

The way I understand it, for daily driving, the second number should be 30, as it drops to 10 when the engine reachs operating temp, ideal for flow. Flow is the goal, not pressure. I noticed our Nitro had an unusual amount of engine noise, so I changed the 5w20, to 5w30 and it quieted right down. I dismissed it, as a factory sacrifice to better mileage, and I still believe that.

But the first number, is the cool number, but a 5 or 10 does not mean they are 5 or 10 when cool. It means the oil is the same as a 5 or 10 when cold, much thicker than the number. He says there is no oil that is thin enough for proper lubrication at start up, so the lower the number, the better.

So bottom line, the way I see it, 0W30 synthetic is the best option, period, unless you are racing.

See I always, as most people, believed a lot of oil pressure was good. He said that is wrong, you should have 10lbs. per thousand rpms. My Barracuda carries 70-80 all the time, which is bad."

Stewie
08-05-2008, 11:21 AM
I use 5w30 Mobil 1, in everthing except the Barracuda. I will be switching to
0w30 as soon as I can find it, in everything, including the Barracuda. Here is the best explanation I have ever seen, why I should do that. (http://fatchatter.com/forum/index.php?topic=1430.0)

Have you found any 0w synthetic oil? I've been looking for 0w20 and can't find it. I'm using 5w20 now.

Silock
08-05-2008, 11:25 AM
Have you found any 0w synthetic oil? I've been looking for 0w20 and can't find it. I'm using 5w20 now.

Amsoil.

Been using their 0w20 for years.

Stewie
08-05-2008, 11:29 AM
Amsoil.

Been using their 0w20 for years.

Where do you buy it? I'm in Shawnee.

Reerun_KC
08-05-2008, 11:31 AM
Castrol SAE30, Change about 5K-7K.

One truck has 225K and the other has 170K. Both are still rocking strong, and PAID FOR!

Silock
08-05-2008, 11:38 AM
Where do you buy it? I'm in Shawnee.

I buy it through a friend that has a license to sell it.

Not sure where you can get it around here.

HemiEd
08-05-2008, 12:15 PM
Have you found any 0w synthetic oil? I've been looking for 0w20 and can't find it. I'm using 5w20 now.

No, but I just started looking. I will let you know when I do.

penguinz
08-05-2008, 12:38 PM
No, but I just started looking. I will let you know when I do.
Mobil 1 has a 0W-30... http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/MotorOil/Oils/Mobil_1_0W-30.aspx


So I should run this in my 2000 Cherokee?

HemiEd
08-05-2008, 12:50 PM
Mobil 1 has a 0W-30... http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/MotorOil/Oils/Mobil_1_0W-30.aspx


So I should run this in my 2000 Cherokee?

I know they have it, he mentions it extensively in his lessons. I just have to find someplace stocking it that won't rip my head off. It sure seems like the optimum product to me. 0 being the best option for startup available, and less than 30 when at 212 degree OIL temp, is not enough protection.


I am convinced, more than ever after reading this article, the 20w recommendations from the mfrs. is to help meet gas mileage criteria. That was about the only thing I had right and that didn't come easy. Initially I thought it was because they made the engine tolerances tighter, but that was wrong.

Stewie
08-05-2008, 01:15 PM
I know they have it, he mentions it extensively in his lessons. I just have to find someplace stocking it that won't rip my head off. It sure seems like the optimum product to me. 0 being the best option for startup available, and less than 30 when at 212 degree OIL temp, is not enough protection.


The Mobile 1 website says 0w20 works fine for oil temperatures up to 400 degrees. I can't imagine my engine oil getting anywhere close to that.

http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/MotorOil/Oils/Mobil_1_0W-20.aspx

HemiEd
08-05-2008, 02:21 PM
The Mobile 1 website says 0w20 works fine for oil temperatures up to 400 degrees. I can't imagine my engine oil getting anywhere close to that.

http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/MotorOil/Oils/Mobil_1_0W-20.aspx

Of course they say that. If you are really interested, I highly recommend reading the article I linked. I know it is long, but it is worth it IMO.
If you take the time, I honestly don't see how anyone would ever use 20 again.

BigMeatballDave
08-05-2008, 02:27 PM
Moble Syn. every 10,000.

Silock
08-05-2008, 03:32 PM
Of course they say that. If you are really interested, I highly recommend reading the article I linked. I know it is long, but it is worth it IMO.
If you take the time, I honestly don't see how anyone would ever use 20 again.

I think it really depends on the brand. I have had zero trouble ever with 0w20, but I don't use shit oil brands, either.