Which motor oil?

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  1. MoonlightGT

    MoonlightGT Member

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    my car has 98,000 miles. only summer driven and it gets pretty hot sometimes. Ive used 5W30 convetional quaker state for the last 4 years and i wanna swith to synthetic. should i use a regualr synthetic or a high mileage one? my car burns a little oil not too bad though. also what weight of synthetic do i need??
     
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    mobile 1, all day, everyday......
     
  3. 95KBGT

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    ROYAL PURPLE 530 in the winter, 1030 in the summer. if its good enough for chip foose its good enough for me
     
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    +1 I have used mobile one in the past and when I did my motor swap and saw how my motor looked from the oil I was really un-happy with mobile one. Since I have used Royal Purple and will post pictures up when I do my 3rd motor swap. :santa_cheesy:
     
  5. hechtrod

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    I use 10w40 Valvoline MaxLife, mostly from my dad's recommendation with his '94 stang and other cars. He's a big valvoline oil guy I guess. He was a mechanic for 10 years at a Cadillac dealership in socal and big small block ford guy (289 and 302 in his '64 Comet Cyclone back in 70's)

    I burn a little less oil with 40wt compared to 30wt. I change every 3000-3500 miles.
    Chris
     
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    I believe I've read somewhere that Castrol is one of the best ones out there, so that's what I use.
     
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    I'm using Castrol Magnatec, and a firm believer in Mobil 1 too.
     
  8. MeanGrn Gt

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    i use motorcraft synthetic blend in the stang and havoline in the beast (79 f 150). motorcraft is supposed to be a great oil especially for the price
     
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    Does that Motorcraft Synthetic oil have a name btw [like Zetec etc] or is it that simple?
    Just that i have a trade account at my local Ford dealers [amongst others].
     
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    its as simple as motorcraft synthetic blend
     
  11. scarface

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    MOBLE ONE FTW!
     
  12. Red96GT

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    Mobile Clean 5000 (conventional) every 4 months (800 miles)
     
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    Thanks, i will have a look into that.
     
  14. Matt94GT

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    I use Castrol GTX 10W30 but im going to switch to mobil1 I think when I get home,
     
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    +1 Castrol GTX every 2500-3000 keep that motor clean!
     
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    Castrol GTX every 2 k with a K&N filter
     
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    10W30 Synthetic. Mobil 1 with a Motorcraft filter, thats all i run and i have the same mileage.
     
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    mobile clean 5000 10-30 every 3000 miles
     
  19. I use Mobil 1 10w-30 for old high millage motors

    and Mobil 1 5w-30 for low millage motors

    can't go wrong with that
     
  20. Pennywise2

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    I would only use Mobil 1 Synthetic 10W30 in my mustang. O0