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View Poll Results: Whats the best brand name, type, and weight of oil with what brand name filter???
Royal Purple 5 23.81%
Mobil 8 38.10%
Castrol 4 19.05%
Valvoline 5 23.81%
5w's 3 14.29%
10w's 7 33.33%
15w's 1 4.76%
0w-30/0w-60 5 23.81%
Mobil filter 3 14.29%
K&N filter 7 33.33%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 21. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-23-2005, 04:52 PM
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Best oil...?

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Graticia Brothers...

However, I can't say I like their croûtons on my salad...

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Just couldn't resist..Now back to our Scheduled Program..

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Doc here,

Graticia Brothers...

However, I can't say I like their croûtons on my salad...

Doc

Just couldn't resist..Now back to our Scheduled Program..
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Dead giveaway DOC!
We know who is Italian now.

Bumpstick voted for 0w- most unusual, thought I would be the only one in that bracket! must work for an oil company to know that?
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mobil, redline, amsoil
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Old 08-24-2005, 09:31 AM
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i was going to put synthetic and non-synthetic in there, but you only have so many options. I guess i should have put valvoline or castrol in as redline, i know redline is better than those, oh well.
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from expierence

I've only been a mechanic for a few years now but I can tell you NEVER EVER use Penzoil. I can smell a penzoil engine- too much parafin in the **** and it causes a lot of grime and burt buildup on every damn part of the engine- a pain to work on.

Mobil and Royal Purple are great oils- no doubt about that. If you're like me though you'd rather not spend $25 on an oil change if you don't need to. Valvoline conventional is from all I've seen the best low priced oil out there. I'll sometimes ask a customer what oil they use if its a damn clean engine under the valve cover, and it is always Valvoline. And those cars also are coming in at around 150,000 miles for routine maintenace like timing chains and belts and such never having had an internal problem. In the winter, if you have a harsh one, go for the pricey stuff like Mobil One or Valvoline Synthetic, however if it stays above 50F stick with standard 10W-30 Valvoline. It just makes sense.
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Super Tech is actually a very good oil in the low/mid price oils. Its made by either Mobil or Shell/Exxon, depending on location.

Here is some good reading on it.
Reason I got turned off on it is because I used it in a '95 escort 1.9 SEFI engine w/ 5spd. Right after the oil change w/ the supertech the engine developed a tap, that never went away, the oil was soon changed and was very thin unlike it should have been. That was 4 years ago tho, it may have gotten better. It may be made by mobile or/ shell, here it would be mobil. Wal mart has companies make things just a tad cheaper and they buy in bulk, I don't know if this carries into there brand oil's, but if exxon or mobil uses addetives that make it what it is, indiffrence to plain oils of yesterday, and walmart has them left out to save a little so they can bump there price to just under the basic value of other companies selling the same or a comparable product. Wal Mart actully has over a 200% markup on a lot of stuff they sell. Look at Xbox's and PS2's. 4 cents cheaper than other places, but it cost's them over 20 dollars less per unit than other suppliers, the reason is the capacitors and resistors are cheaper, the drive bay motors are cheaper quality, it all adds up but the consumer is paying only 4 cents less. Also with guns and walmart. look at a winchester rifle price guide, there is a wal mart price and a regular price for each gun, Wal Mart guns have a couple of diffrent parts and there made cheaper than regularly. My mom has worked For Wal Mart for 10 years, so she knows the in's outs and what they do, how they do it.
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Reason I got turned off on it is because I used it in a '95 escort 1.9 SEFI engine w/ 5spd. Right after the oil change w/ the supertech the engine developed a tap, that never went away,

.......little so they can bump there price to just under the basic value of other companies selling the same or a comparable product. Wal Mart actully has over a 200% markup on a lot of stuff they sell. Look at Xbox's and PS2's. 4 cents cheaper than other places, but it cost's them over 20 dollars less per unit than other suppliers, the reason is the capacitors and resistors are cheaper, the drive bay motors are cheaper quality, it all adds up but the consumer is paying only 4 cents less. Also with guns and walmart. look at a winchester rifle price guide, there is a wal mart price and a regular price for each gun, Wal Mart guns have a couple of diffrent parts and there made cheaper than regularly. My mom has worked For Wal Mart for 10 years, so she knows the in's outs and what they do, how they do it.
You betcha Matt.... a lot of their stuff is of lesser quality..... but not many people will pay full price. Manufacturers have to do that or Wal Mart will put them out of business and they know it. WM has done it many times to many companies.
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THis thread sucks

simple question and you retards have nothing better to do then read yourselves speak....dumb ***'z
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if this thread sucks then stay out of it, apparently all of us others have something to talk about so if you dont like the thread...... dont post in it!!! Part of this entire hotrodders forum is for us car enthusiasts/mechanics to voice our opinions about certain things, in this case oil, talk about new products and old products to put on our cars, provide support to those with good ideas and help others when they need it, and just have a casual conversation every now and then. who are you to judge us by what we are talking about??? The main reason im on this forum is to see what the best personal outcomes people had with their hotrods, similar to mine, see if i can benifit from their experience and knowledge, help if i can, and pass the knowledge and personal experience along.


Your right about pennzoil ap72, the only thing pennzoils good for is making candles, or as a replacement when you run outta soap. Why would they ever make an oil that's wax based???
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We realize though that when Appalachian basin crude (which some refer to as Pennsylvania crude) goes through the intial stage of refining the pariffin is removed from the wax distillate component of the crude. This refining split leaves what is called a "neutral", or a lubricating component. The lubricating component is then further distilled and cracked to produce engine oil, grease and gear lubes, depending on the additive packages. The paraffin and wax is stripped out in the refining process. So, it would be hard to make candles out of it.

Appalachian basin crude is still highly desirable for a base stock.

Lots of cars over lots of years have used this base stock engine oil with no issues.
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well all i hear from people that use it is that it comes out in clumps ( thats why i compared it to candles and soap, you know a joke, ha ha ha ), and depending on climate and whatever area you live in i imagine there are different outcomes. we live in north texas, and we probably only sell about a quart of that a month because people come back wondering what the deal is. But again thats hear in north texas, dunno about where you are.
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Last 2 race engines I had I ran Brad Penn with no problems. I've worked on cars for yrs, and I've never seen any sludge build up with Pennzoil. I have seen it with Valvoline. You can't give Valvaline away around here. If you put alot of road miles on any engine it will stay pretty clean inside, short trips, in town etc, where the engine doesn't warm up good, you'll have sludge.
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Wow, talk about lighting up an old tread!
I just used this tread to 'change my last pic'...
I've been using Penrite for years with nill problems..
Can't give Valvoline away here either!

Treat em mean and keep em clean!


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