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Old 05-26-2006, 03:05 PM   #21
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I religiously only use Castrol oil and a Purolator filter.
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As I've said before, regular oil changes are the only factor you can count on 100% and you can use just about anything with decent additives as long as you keep the engine clean and change the oil frequently enough to ensure it doesn't break down.

That having been said, I've personally gone to Mobil 1 in the past couple years because I sometimes get busy enough that my oil changes don't happen exactly when they should. The Mobil 1 buys me a peace of mind.
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I have been running Mobil 1. I am going to swtich to AMS oil, as I feel it is JUST AS good or equivilant to mobil 1, reason for switching, i can get AMS at a VERY discounted price for my self at work.
However, i belive that any oil will work, you just have to keep up with the intervals
Thats the "key"......with "good" oil and filter you can run longer OCI'*(6-8k or more)
but to be shure have a UOA done....

My last UOA with mobil-1 and a AC filter PF-52 was very very good. i wish i still had it i
would post it.

wear counts were extreamly low!!!!!!!
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i can honestly say, im not to concearned about a UOA.
I mean..its just a car right? hehehe
ive seen in my engine, shes clean in there lol
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i can honestly say, im not to concearned about a UOA.
I mean..its just a car right? hehehe
ive seen in my engine, shes clean in there lol
thats true

but i just "like to know"......
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Originally Posted by SSEimatt93
I have been running Mobil 1. I am going to swtich to AMS oil, as I feel it is JUST AS good or equivilant to mobil 1, reason for switching, i can get AMS at a VERY discounted price for my self at work.
However, i belive that any oil will work, you just have to keep up with the intervals
Thats the "key"......with "good" oil and filter you can run longer OCI'*(6-8k or more)
but to be shure have a UOA done....

My last UOA with mobil-1 and a AC filter PF-52 was very very good. i wish i still had it i
would post it.

wear counts were extreamly low!!!!!!!
I did a UOA on my last Dino change a couple years ago. I then did one on my second change to Mobil1 (to let the first batch of Mobil1 flush out anything from before, and not skew the data). My UOA was far better after 6k on Mobil1 than 3K on Valvoline. I still have the data around somewhere.

Independent labs have shown that as many as 10k miles can be run on the original Mobil1 formula (before the new ones that just came out) and still have less wear than 3k dino juice. Amsoil probably has similar results.
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I have been running Mobil 1. I am going to swtich to AMS oil, as I feel it is JUST AS good or equivilant to mobil 1, reason for switching, i can get AMS at a VERY discounted price for my self at work.
However, i belive that any oil will work, you just have to keep up with the intervals
Thats the "key"......with "good" oil and filter you can run longer OCI'*(6-8k or more)
but to be shure have a UOA done....

My last UOA with mobil-1 and a AC filter PF-52 was very very good. i wish i still had it i
would post it.

wear counts were extreamly low!!!!!!!
I did a UOA on my last Dino change a couple years ago. I then did one on my second change to Mobil1 (to let the first batch of Mobil1 flush out anything from before, and not skew the data). My UOA was far better after 6k on Mobil1 than 3K on Valvoline. I still have the data around somewhere.

Independent labs have shown that as many as 10k miles can be run on the original Mobil1 formula (before the new ones that just came out) and still have less wear than 3k dino juice. Amsoil probably has similar results.
I belive it Will

i just can't pull my self to go longer than 3-4k on an OCI
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