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    Default What Oil R U Running?

    So what oil (brand) do you think is best in your burb or yukon xl? I'm looking specifically for a total synthetic. Tell me what you think!
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    There are probably better options out there, but we use Mobil One in the Avalanche. When the burb's engine is ready for synth, I'm probably going to go with royal purple.
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    I've always heard Mobile 1 was a good choice. Why Royal Purple over Mobile 1?

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    Well I still have a lot of time to decide. But I hear so many people singing the praises of RP. I like what I've read about it so far. In the end I'll probably see if anyone has done a comparison of Mobil1, and RP, and see how they stack up.
    So as of right now, I don't have statistically proven reason for picking RP.
    I may decide differently when the time comes to make that decision.

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    They both run about $6 + per quart don't they. Or have you found a website or store who sells them for less? Thx for the info Traildr.

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    I've been using Valvoline syn in mines, and I love it. I posted up a thread about royal purple. I love the valvoline been nothing but a winner to me, felt like some power when I use that. royal purple cost so dag on much, I see advance auto sales it now..

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    I saw Royal Purple today @ a Pep Boys for 6.99 per qt. I wounder if there is really that big a difference between one synt. to another?

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    I use a mixture of Quaker State and Lucas Oil Additive.
    1990 Chevy Suburban (4WD)

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    I'm running quaker state 5w30, works well

    in 1000 miles of total driving (before and after change) it has used only 8 ounces of oil so far
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    Since we're on this topic. I have 98000 KM on my TB how do I switch to synthetic or is it recommended to just switch. i.e. will I have any problems switching after using conventional all its life?



    Jamie

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