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Old 01-03-2012, 08:23 PM
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Default what engine oil do you all use????

Personally I have been using Valvoline 10-30 the whole time ive had the car just interested in what you all use???? do you do it yourself or going somewhere???
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:33 PM
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I change my own oil & i use Mobil 1 full syn
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:48 PM
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i was thinking about goin the synthetic way what are the true benefits????
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I change my own oil. I use conventional oil, 5W-30, brands like Quaker State, Valveline and Castrol (nothing fancy). I do use Slick 50 every 50,000 miles. I prefer a BOSCH oil filter (but have used Fram and AC Delco filters). As long as the filter is not overly horizontal, I like to fill it at least half way with fresh oil.

I change between 3000-5000 miles. This has worked out great so far in my '94 Grand Am (3100 with about 214,000 on it, still dependable).
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:56 PM
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i was thinking about goin the synthetic way what are the true benefits????
You are supposed to be able to get longer life out of synthetic oil. Plus I believe there is a performance gain (a gain I think only visible with a Dyno basically, very minor).

Outside of that, I am unsure of any gains. I know a con is higher cost, but the trade off is longer oil life.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:00 PM
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I change my own oil. I use, 10W-30, Quaker State,AC Delco filters..
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:13 PM
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I change my own. full syn Mobil 1 5w-30
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Mobile 1 oil and filter. i usually wait for the sale at advanced auto or auto zone for the 5 quarts and filter.
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It does last longer my oil looks almost new when i change it at 5000 miles
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:16 PM
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It does last longer my oil looks almost new when i change it at 5000 miles
i have yet to change my Monte to see how clean or dirty it is. i will probably have to this spring sometime
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