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Old 12-16-2008, 01:28 AM
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hello I was wondering what oil is recommended for a vehicle above 100K
i know for sure synthetic 5W-30 is the way to go but what brand should I get?
Royal Purple? o.O

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Old 12-16-2008, 02:31 AM
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Synthetic is great stuff although there are complaints about every brand. Royal Purple can leave graphite deposits. I have never heard anything bad about Penzoil Platinum though.
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Old 12-16-2008, 05:27 AM
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Oil is really a pesonal choice,some of us here use purple,some use mobil,and i use castrol..

But i have heard good things about purple
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My favorite is Amsoil. IMO it's more important to clean with a bottle of Marvel Mystery Oil every 2 or 3 oil changes, actually 1000 miles before the oil change, than the kind of oil that you use. Also, engine flush once a year.
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engine flush as in using the engine flush solvents? wouldn't that mess up your car?

i heard a lot of good things about amsoil & royal purple too bad u can't buy amsoil at a local auto part store....its only available online only
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^^ once a year on the flush, no more. It's good for the car, but bad for rubber.

Once a year won't hurt anything, after all, the stuff is made for engine use.
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:44 AM
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Royal Purple FTW, according to the study I read it had the best wear protection. period.
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that's true, but moly can kill the motor so I say Amsoil > RP
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Old 12-18-2008, 01:13 AM
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so what product do i use to do an engine flush?
....i don't know i'm still kind of skeptical about engine flush
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Old 12-18-2008, 01:45 AM
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I've thought about Marvel before, but if I remember correct, L2R's H22a4 went to the pooper after he used it. That scared me off.

I agree on the Amsoil>RP
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