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What oil do you use and do you do it yourself or take to quick lube or dealer.

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Upkeep' started by Coach24, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Coach24

    Coach24 Rockstar 3 Years 5000 Posts

    Just out of curiosity I wonder who uses synthetic , semi synthetic or just plain old oil.
    Do you let someone else change your oil?
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 21, 2011
  2. darkness-lies-

    darkness-lies- Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    Full synthetic and i do it myself. no one can make sure its right like myself.

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  4. Patrick S

    Patrick S New Member

    Valvoline Full synthetic 10W-30 with a K&N oil filter. I change it myself because the last time I took it to a quick lube place, they changed the oil. A month later my oil filter blew off because it plugged. I don't trust other people to touch my truck. These places sometimes don't even change the oil or the filter and still charge you for it.
  5. Coach24

    Coach24 Rockstar 3 Years 5000 Posts

  6. peanutbuttersports

    peanutbuttersports New Member

    castol edge (gold bottle) 5-20
  7. pmf608

    pmf608 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I use synthetic Castrol (5W30) in the Avalanche, and the Spitfire gets Royal Purple 20W50. My F350 I honestly don't know... I didn't put too many miles on it this summer and the oil was in decent shape so I haven't changed it yet. I have topped that one up with some normal Penzoil 5W30 though. I do all of my oil change/maintenance stuff myself.
  8. Coach24

    Coach24 Rockstar 3 Years 5000 Posts

    Such varity so far pretty impressive.
    Royal purple is one heavy load on the wallet but I here only good about them.
    I used their products in gear cases.
  9. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    I use Mobil 1 synthetics in the engine, transmission,axles and grease. I use Wix filters for the engine and transmission. Besides Mobil 1 being a good oil, you can find it just about anywhere (Walmart,AutoZone etc..) so if your traveling and need fluids there easy to find.
  10. chris8408

    chris8408 New Member

    +1. i use royal purple

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