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Thread: What kind of oil?
06-02-2012, 08:02 AM #1
What kind of oil?
Iím sure this question has been asked and asked again. For you guys that know me, you know Iím pretty new to trucks. In all my cars I have used different oil depending on what I was driving and if I was leasing or not. I have 08 WT, V6. It is an everyday driver minimum 40miles a day. I am at 38,000 miles. With all that said:
What oil should I use? (Brand and synthetic or what)Tim Walters (Curky)
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06-02-2012, 06:26 PM #2
Can't go wrong with a good synthetic such as Mobil 1 or Castroil. As for weight, check your owners manual as it should be in there. If not, I always put 10W-30 in my V6 but it was from a totally different decade
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06-02-2012, 07:34 PM #3
06-02-2012, 07:47 PM #4
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If I had unlimited moneys I'd always run royal purple but every other oil change I take it in to get a full service and everything checked out and they use penzoil synthetic so thats what I've been using!
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06-02-2012, 09:09 PM #5
I used penzoil platinum, royal purple, valvoline synpower, and mobile 1 full synthetic. I like mobile 1 for the price (good quality) but the best performance and mileage I had was with royal purple.
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06-02-2012, 09:33 PM #6
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06-03-2012, 03:51 PM #7
I use Mobil 1 Fully Synthetic 5W-30 in about everything i have
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06-04-2012, 12:33 PM #8
Valvoline 5W30 (conventional oil) premium every 3000 with a Delco oil filter. Motors last for ever.
In fact I use all Valvoline lubrication products. They have worked for me and Valvoline is one of two things that my dad and I agree on.
Most premium oils are just fine. Make sure that you use the correct weight (5w-30) as prescribed.
Stay away from pennzoil conventional unless you want a motor that is all gummed up
It is recommended to stay with the same brand of oil. Each manufacturer has a difference in additives (detergents and viscosity modifiers). Pick a brand and stick with it.
I have not been a fan of synthetics. They are great and expensive. If you are running the engine in an extreme duty (racing, extreme heat, excessive load) then a synthetic is warranted, other wise you're spending extra cash.Lerch
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06-04-2012, 07:35 PM #9
id never go back to conventional oil again...JUNK IMO
06-04-2012, 08:06 PM #10
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In order of preference... Royal Purple and Valvoline.
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