Help me choose best engine oil for me

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  1. cornflakes

    cornflakes New Member

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    I'm aware of other brands like Mobil 1 and Royal Purple (among my faves)
    but where I am right now, I only have these choices and was hoping to
    get some feedback on which you might think is a better choice for me:

    All are 5W30. It's not for racing. Just everyday spirited driving.

    1. D-Ester (actual name of the engine oil)
    2. Liqui Moly TopTec
    3. Castrol Edge

    These are the ones I can choose from.
    Please give feedback, anything from company reputation, contents of the oil, price per bottle (1L),
    advantages/disadvantages, etc.

    Like I said, I used to use Mobil 1 all the time and it was great. For a cheaper more basic oil I used to
    use Quaker State.

    At this time, D-Ester, Liqui Moly TopTec and Castrol Edge are all I can choose from. (There was also
    Venol Synthetic and Ardeca, but those I think are mainly for diesel engines).
     
  2. joser714

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    Castrol edge for me but only cause ki never heard of the other 2 but motorcraft is cheap af too
     
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    g36 monkey Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    have you thought of ordering some?
     
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    MustangChris Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    oooo. hope to get some solid tech on this thread! :-D
     
  5. cornflakes

    cornflakes New Member

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    The prices seemed really high (like $20+ per 1L bottle!). I ended up ordering online 4 x 1L of Mobil 1 for $8 each.
     
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    Are you wanting to go full synthetic or dino oil?
    I've ran Castrol conventional oil in my all my cars for years. Couldn't be happier. All 3 of my cars have over 200,000 miles.
    Last year I switched over to Castrol SynBlend in the mustang. Happy with this too. It seem that the oil leak from the rear main seems to have slowed.
     
  7. the5.ohh

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    I use Castrol GTX I think. No synthetic for me. Car runs nicely, i'm happy. Used to use a K&N oil filter, last oil change I opted for a motorcraft one. No reason to spend $15-$20 on the same filter, instead of $5
     
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    Oh and 10W-30 btw
     
  9. g36 monkey

    g36 monkey Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    The K&N filters are overpriced for the name. the motorcraft ones are ok. most stores say the Purolator pureone is a pretty solid choice.
     
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    Agreed!
     
  11. Rallim

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    They're old pushrod motors, not 32v QOHC race derived motors or anything. Just some regular edge or GTX is fine, I run Mobil 1 or Edge in mine, and the only reason I even run synthetic is because I beat the @*R& out of it.