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Old 04-21-2003, 03:01   #1 (permalink)
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what oil do you guys recomend for a EF-11 with 145,000ks?

and what are you guys using?
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Old 04-21-2003, 03:26   #2 (permalink)
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145k klms it's just run in. Any good name brand oil. I find blends aint too bad..As in mineral fortified with synthetic around $20.00. But for good maintinance changing oil and filter OFTEN is possibly more important than the expensive oils left in there...
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I find Magnatec and Penzoil to be the best ones I've used so far.
Mobil 1 is supposed to be great as well though.
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I tend to use Pennzoil, its a good quality oil that doesn't cost the earth. Personally, I won't use mineral oils - I dunno of any particular scietific thing behind it, just seems to me a mineral oil might leave more deposits.
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I tend to use Pennzoil, its a good quality oil that doesn't cost the earth. Personally, I won't use mineral oils - I dunno of any particular scietific thing behind it, just seems to me a mineral oil might leave more deposits.
Every time I look at this brand at my local shop it's always mineral..
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I thought Pennzoil was mineral too. Heard stories about this oil, being made from Pennsylvania crude, is very high in sulphur compounds. Maybe just a rumour.

Change the oil every 5,000 k's and you can use most any good quality oil. 15w-40 should be ok. I use Penrite oils, mainly because they are an Aussie company and the oil is good.
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I have to agree with EBXR8240. Depending on your driving style of course. Mineral oils do as good as the expensive synthetics aslong as you change the oil at regular intervals. Ive always used synthetics on my car but ive come to the conclusion that its just a waste of money. I dont drive my car like a maniac so i dont have the need to the extra protection that synthetics may have.
I change my oil every 5000kms with mineral oil. Occasionally i may put in an additive like nulon treatment. The only advice id have with regards to oil is to stick with the same grade of oil. Its not healthy to be changing between grades. An engine ran in on 15W-50 should not use 5W-30 or anything lower. The engine is conditioned to use the grade of oil it was ran in on. If anything, oil thickness should be increased as the engine wears if there is evidence of oil burning. My 2c worth.
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I would like to try a Synthetic Oil!

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Don't, waste of money, could do your oil seals in if you have been running mineral oil.

Save your cash, you have nothing to gain IMO. Read what Brent said.
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I've always found BP Corse Plus to be excellent - went back to it recently after using Valvoline for a while and oil consumption and blue smoke when fanging have both disappeared.
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