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Just wanting to know what everything thinks about different brands of motor oil. Some people swear by Pennzoil, others by Valveline, etc...What do yall use and why?

I just put pennzoil in mine today and some people say it causes sludge. I was also wondering what yall thought about that? Does any oil cause sludge and can you explain why?
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You'd be way better off asking these questions at http://www.bobistheoilguy.com. Oil is almost like religion. Everyone has their beliefs. Few actually have any data to back up their claims.

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QUOTE (lo bux racer @ Apr 28 2010, 06:42 PM)
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Few actually have any data to back up their claims.[/b]
Thats what I've found about most people on this subject...
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In general, a lot of us on here use Royal Purple or Amsoil. Dont ask an Amsoil dealer what they think, because relating oil to a religion, they are the fanatical muslim terrorists of the group. Hell, they will even make up crap about other oil.. even citing bs on Amsoil's site at times. Great oil, the most over the top fanatical dealers I have ever met. I personally use RP in my cars.

But honestly, from my experience and seeing what my dad has seen at his shop for years and years and years, most decent oils (whether dino or synthetic) have proven just fine for very long engine lifes as long as the oil is changed like it should be, checked and kept full regularly and the rest of the car is maintained well.

I will say though, out of the potential (I say potential because it is hard to tell for sure sometimes due to the types of failures) oil issues I know of, more of them are from Penzoil (when talking about the major brands). But again, that is not solid data or proof.. just loose correlation.

I use synthetics, and by that I mean group IV or V, which out of the common brands I believe leaves it to RP and Amsoil these days. Even Mobile 1 (which is decent oil, but made of group III base stock) is only able to say they are full synth due to some very loose interpretations of the term.


Curious to see how G Oil turns out. I know that some race teams use it and that you can buy it in standard weights for street vehicles. Interested to see how it performs long term. They supposedly even have something you can mix it with when you dispose of it that effectively turns it into "soil" ... fully biodegradable. Interesting at least. Their race team just won the Long Beach Grand Prix this year too

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QUOTE (WannaBeBoosted @ Apr 28 2010, 07:49 PM)
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QUOTE (lo bux racer @ Apr 28 2010, 06:42 PM)
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Few actually have any data to back up their claims.[/b]
Thats what I've found about most people on this subject...
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Here's what I know for sure about Mobil 1 in my IS-F:



Here's what I know for sure about Mobil 1 in my IS350:



I run Red Line in my Supra and have been using Red Line since 1990 in a number of vehicles. What engi says about Amsoil dealers is right on the money. It's good oil, but man, they're worse than Amway. They also sell on an MLM scheme.

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ENEOS has gotten a lot of popularity in the past few years. I haven't really used it myself.. but something to look into on top of the other brands mentioned.

So far Mobil-1 and Redline are the ones I use.
and while we're on the discussion.. I use Toyota oil filters.

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Yeah I use Mobil-1 and mobil 1 oil filter also.

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I just recently changed the oil in my car and used Castrol Syntec only because that is what has been ran in it since it was new, Mobil 1 filter. I have an 08 metallic silver with 47k miles on it. I was wondering if anybody on here as ran zMax through theirs yet. We use it in our street rods and muscle cars.(66 fastback 289, 34 Chevy 3 window coupe 350) it works great in those and was thinking about running it through my tC.
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Give it a shot, I doubt it will do neither good nor harm, but let us know.


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Followed the directions on the bottles we shall see.
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