Originally Posted by MustangNicko
what oil should i be using in my EF2 ghia? (I6) 150,000k's
Mate in my experience, and from my mechanics experience, Mobil 1 is the top dog. Well there are some expensive better oils, but not priced near Mobil 1.
I run mobil 1 in my ED with 140,000kms and its fine, it runs smoother, uses less fuel and is a lot quieter at idle. To add to that it has waaaay better lubrication properties compared to mineral.
The flip side is it is a little thinner, but not my much! my oil is 5W-50 which is only thinner when cold, and the same as mineral when hot. This can only be a good thing. Also it won't break down like mineral can at high temps.
My brother has a 1984 hilux with 340,000kms on the clock and its had Mobil 1 put in it since the day it became available, before that he ran synthetic from as early as I can remember.
She runs beutifully and still leaves a grey lining in the exhaust after highway cruising (leaded petrol).
In short, mobil 1 is great, but some people don't like the thinner oil, or the cost. I for one do!