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Old 12-28-2009, 11:46 PM   #11
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Great information guys, keep it comming
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Old 12-29-2009, 12:28 AM   #12
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I use whatever Good Synthetic that happens to be on sale at Wallyworld at the time. And thats seems to change evrerytime I need. I believe the frequency is far more important than the brand. I posted a independent lab study of synthetics here way back, it showed Royal Purple first, Mobile1 second and the rest right behind. With Mobil taking over the 1 spot in extended miles. (Less breakdown) But all the name brands did well regardless. I am the same way with the filters, the cheapest at the time of the premium ones. Oil is like tires, wheels, beer, and women. Ask and you will get many, many choices. Just keep it fresh. Hehehe, but don't tell the wife I said that......
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I've always used Fram sure grip filters and inexpensive oil and change oil & filter every 3000 miles. With my new 2000 ssei it tells me when to change the oil, when it gets to about 10% oil life I change it.
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I have always used Penzoil synthetic and have used the fram filter until now. I will find another brand of filter!! I also have K&N air filters in all my cars, they seem to make a difference. James
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what do u think about valvoline max life? Anyone use this? I have over 90000
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what do u think about valvoline max life? Anyone use this? I have over 90000
It'* a marketing scheme. They don't add anything to it.

I use Havoline 5W-30 year round(conventional) and Wix oil filter.
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I buy whatever is a good deal as I also believe that regular changes is more important than the brand- sorta like buying whatever gas is cheap regardless if it is Conoco or BP etc. I usually get the store brand at whatever parts store I'm at, or I get the generic oil and a Fram filter at Wal-Mart. I've never had any issues or noticed any problems. Part of my belief comes from working at a dairy- the only difference in brands of milk is the label that gets stuck on the jug.
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On a budget: Store-brand (AutoZone) 10W-30 with an ACDelco filter.
Normally: Castrol GTX High Mileage 10W-30, Purolator PureOne or K&N filter.

I'm on a budget now. With the 10 temperatures, my oil pressure'* around 90 psi cold, 40-60 psi normally. May try a 5W-30 next time.
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Forgot a big upgrade get the filter that fits the 4.3L popular with Chevy blazers. Filter is about twice as long. Get a bit more oil for cooling and more surface area for filtering.
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It'* a marketing scheme. They don't add anything to it.

I use Havoline 5W-30 year round(conventional) and Wix oil filter.
Not true. High mileage vehicle oils have an additive which 'swells' gaskets, the idea being to reduce/stop seepage.

All you want to know about oil and more... search around for better answers on the high mileage oil, too. A lot to learn here if you like the technical stuff.
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php


As for me, I'm in the same camp with Venom. Whatever syn is on sale will be fine, and you can easily go 7-8k between changes with any of them. I just changed mine with Wally World SuperTech 5W-30 (damn cold here lately). Before that I was using Mobil 1 10W-30 over the summer. The Wally World brand (SuperTech) was, last I heard, being made by Pennzoil. Prior to that it was Valvoline, If you're savvy about the stock numbers on the bottles you can decipher it down to where it was made and by whom.

Filters, avoid the bottom line Fram. There'* just no reason (imo) to get one when you can get a Purolator or Bosch or Mobil 1 or Wix for just a few bucks more. By the way, NAPA Gold and Carquest Blue are both Wix premium filters (excellent filters). Walmart'* SuperTech filters used to be made by Champion Labs, which made some brand name very good filters, but the last I heard that had changed and now the SuperTechs are about like the cheapest Frams (saw some pics of an old supertech and 'new', side by side cut open, huge difference in materials and construction).

Any brand dino oil will be fine if you change it 3-5k depending on driving habits (blends longer and full syns a lot longer), so match it up with what fits your driving habits and budget. Don't skimp on the filter, put the pry bar on the wallet and fork over the extra $5 for a Purolator or Mobil 1 or Wix premium filter.

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