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Re: What kind of oil are you running?


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1018836 posted 09/18/11 01:34 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Mobile 1 full synthetic 10w-30 in the summer, and 5w-30 during the winter when the temps get
down to -20F. It helps keep the oil pressure down.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1019063 posted 09/19/11 01:15 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Anyone else notice how dirty it gets under the valve cover with the Brad Penn? I keep up on my oil changes and recently had my cover off, it looked awful under there.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1019094 posted 09/19/11 09:40 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
just wanted to post that i just put a 50/50 mix of mobil 1 0w40 & 5w50 into #841 with a napa platinum filter.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1019330 posted 09/19/11 11:49 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Shell rotella T6 5w-40. Runs like a champ, and the oil stays alot cleaner between changes than running mobil 1.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1019373 posted 09/20/11 12:56 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Rotella T, 15/40 Works great for me =)



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1037069 posted 11/30/11 04:55 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
kinda glad i saw this posting to see what all u guys run.. gives me a lot of food for thought.. now to get my car ready for this cold a snow winter in michigan...



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1037192 posted 12/01/11 02:57 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Right now I'm using valvoline vr1 20/50 because I read that they haven't reduced the amount of zddp in it, among other things that are important for lubrication, like companies such as mobil1 and royal purple have. I am a firm believer that both mobil1 and royal purple are now only getting by on the name they built for themselves, but I'm no expert on oil.

If I didn't run the vr1 oil I'd run the shell rotella 5/40 or bradpenn. Many people swear by amsoil too.

A good forum to read about oil is:

Bob is the oil guy. Many guys have posted their used oil analysis and you can seed the results from various oils. Tons of oil info on that forum.


Edited by zberto (12/01/11 02:36 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1037205 posted 12/01/11 05:56 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^You forgot a link zberto?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1037265 posted 12/01/11 02:34 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
click

Check the categories along the right under additional reading.

Here is the forum link:

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Here is a guy with an Audi using rotella t6 who had a uoa (used oil analysis) done at blackstone laboratories.

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Here is a guy on the evo forum who had blackstone lab analyze his oil (rotella t6).

click

Another rotella t6 uoa

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1037650 posted 12/03/11 06:53 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
for what it's worth. For most of the life of my car I ran the cheapest shittiest oils I could find, with the cheapest shittiest oil filters. Generally it was Wolf brand oil, 5-30 and Group 7 oil filters.
I bought the motor with 60k on it, and it now as 250k on it.
But now I have a real job so I run 10-40 Mobil 1 and Wix filters



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