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Postby greenwillowherefords » Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:47 pm

Who makes the best motor oil? Conventional and synthetic perhaps could be separate topics. I use Motorcraft when the vehicle I buy has under 80,000 miles on it. If a vehicle has more miles than that when I buy it, I use whatever they were using before me so as not to rock the boat. I've had good luck with MC. I also like Valvoline, TropArtic, Quaker State, and Sunoco. I basically don't like Pennzoil, but I think it has improved, and I do use it in my truck. I have heard bad about Havoline when I was a boy, and it stuck with me.
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Postby Campground Cattle » Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:09 pm

There used to be huge differences years ago, not today with detergent additives and API standards.
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Postby SF » Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:16 pm

Don't know who makes the best motor oil. I've used Shell Rotella in my diesel engines for several years and have been pleased with the service.
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Postby SF » Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:19 pm

Don't know who makes the best motor oil. I've used Shell Rotella in my diesel engines for several years and have been pleased with the service.
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Postby D.R. Cattle » Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:17 am

Shell Rotella for diesels. Chevron Delo good too, but not as readily available down here. Being that it's usually warm here, I run straight 30 in the cool season and straight 40 in the warm season. Never had much faith in "multi viscosity".
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Postby shorty » Fri Feb 04, 2005 10:23 am

I'll have to say the same thing that SF just said, I use shell rotella in both gas and engines for years and I like it
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Postby Medic24 » Sun Feb 06, 2005 5:35 am

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Postby skyeagle » Sun Feb 06, 2005 12:09 pm

Iuse Castrol or Valvoline with one jug of synthetic for its clinging
properties. Just don't use strait synthetic in a broken in engine it will
not dissolve the carbon deposits
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Postby Medic24 » Mon Feb 07, 2005 6:07 am

anyone ever use Amsoil? That is after you had to take out a loan to buy it?
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Postby J Baxter » Thu Feb 10, 2005 12:43 pm

I've been using Exxon diesel oil in the tractors and combines. I prefer pennzoil in my gas burners. I've never parked a truck because of a wore out engine. The bodies always give first w/ 250 or 300 miles on them.

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Postby El_Putzo » Thu Feb 10, 2005 1:15 pm

Medic24 wrote:anyone ever use Amsoil? That is after you had to take out a loan to buy it?


I've used amsoil in my previous diesel truck with good results. The point of using the more expensive synthetics, is that you change the oil at a longer interval. A good rule of thumb is at 3,4, or 5000 miles, instead of doing a complete change as normal, you would just change the filter and add a quart to replace what was lost in the filter.
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