compyelc4, WOW, -see there, it just goes to prove to us all that it probabaly doesn't make ANY DARN DIFFERENCE at all what the heck oil, or filters we use, just so long as we keep them changed faithfully.
Okay now, since the question is "what oil do I use?" Here is my honest answer:
ALWAYS 100% synthetic 10-30. always, always always, no exceptions. -in every internal combustion engine I own. (yes, I've used Lucas additive too, -not too sure why, -just have. -probably because some of their other products have done some TOTALLY AMAZING things for me.
BUT, that is a totally different story, not for this thread.
I doubt that I'll ever truly NEED the extra protection of the synthetic fluids, but what can it hurt using them anyway,,, OH YES, and I don't really care what brand either, just as long as it is 100% synthetic. (-have been using Mobil 1 now for a long time, mostly because it is readily available at my local WalMart store.) (-and after doing a little personal study of every brand of oil filter I could get my hands on, I have been extremely comfortable with WIX. (-also, at present, & for many years now, the NAPA "GOLD" line is in fact the premium WIX filter.)
So, just as with a lot of other products out there, it really just doesn't matter. SO LONG the products you use meets or exceeds mfgr specs.
Besides that, SO MANY guys I know find that by using their own personal favorite brands, their lights shine much brighter, their stereos play much better, the tires last longer, and they can out-corner C-6 Corvettes.
How much better can it get !!