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Old 11-14-2006, 10:13 PM   #73
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And please dont act like you know it all, allow other people to have different opinions

Opinions are not facts you seem to have that confused....
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Old 11-15-2006, 03:44 AM   #74
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Well it could be you had higher oil pressure because some passages were partly blocked restricting the oil flow. Using an engine flush and using synthetics will remove the deposits and may be causing the low oil pressure
OR maybe he used a lighter oil.
OR there could have been a build up of crud in the sending unit.
Synthetic don't tend to thicken over time like mineral oils do either so you may see slightly less pressure on the guage

If it's a huge drop I would recommend testing the oil pressure.
If it's a higher mileage engine use a slightly heavier synthetic oil say a 10W-40
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Old 11-15-2006, 03:47 AM   #75
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Why would you change to synthetic when you need to bring in the car anyways for the other stuff they do during oil changes. Filters, break liquid, tire pressure...., whatever they do.

And please dont act like you know it all, allow other people to have different opinions
You don't need to bring the car to the dealer to have the tire pressure checked or to replace the cabin air filter, If you can change your own oil you can usually check the rest of the required stuff (except maybe the valve clearance) But hell even that can be checked by anyone but should be left to someone that knows what they are doing to adjust them.
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Old 11-15-2006, 05:00 AM   #76
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what do ya'll think of 0w40 it is a very common weight oil for European cars
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Old 11-15-2006, 01:09 PM   #77
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That would be perfect for an engine with high mileage

I run 0W-40 in my motorcyles
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Old 11-29-2006, 07:20 PM   #78
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This thread has bee a very good read.


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I am planning to change to synthetic in the spring.

My current mileage is 10,000 km.
From reading the previous posts, it seems like an oil flush is not necessary when changing from conventional to synthetic at lower mileages (ie. 8000 km a lower)

I'm planning on changing to synthetic perhaps around 14-15K km, depending on the weather.

Should I perform an oil flush at that estimated mileage, prior to using synthetic?
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Old 11-30-2006, 11:48 AM   #79
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This thread has bee a very good read.


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I am planning to change to synthetic in the spring.

My current mileage is 10,000 km.
From reading the previous posts, it seems like an oil flush is not necessary when changing from conventional to synthetic at lower mileages (ie. 8000 km a lower)

I'm planning on changing to synthetic perhaps around 14-15K km, depending on the weather.

Should I perform an oil flush at that estimated mileage, prior to using synthetic?
Can't hurt. A flush will just make your oil stay (look) cleaner for longer by removing any contaminants in your crankcase.
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Old 11-30-2006, 12:11 PM   #80
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Couple of questions... I'm planning to take a road trip around christmas, and I think I should get an oil change as well as a "just-in-case" checkup before I go.

So I'll be going synthetic after reading the wealth of information in this thread.

Question #1: Redline, Amsoil or Royal Purple come is as highly recommended, but over here, as far as I know, are not available. Mobil 1 seems to be all right too, but what about Castrol? We can get GTX, Syntec, Magnatec, and so on, are they any good? Or else there's the usual Shell and other common brands.

Question #2: It's the tropics here, temperatures only vary between about 25 and 40 degrees Celsius, and I see that most oils sold here are 0W30-0W50, does the ambient temperature make a difference or should I stick with a lighter oil like 0W20 as recommended here?

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Old 12-01-2006, 09:46 AM   #81
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Here is a comparison of oils. http://www.1st-in-synthetics.com/10W30API.htm
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Old 12-01-2006, 10:17 AM   #82
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Couple of questions... I'm planning to take a road trip around christmas, and I think I should get an oil change as well as a "just-in-case" checkup before I go.

So I'll be going synthetic after reading the wealth of information in this thread.

Question #1: Redline, Amsoil or Royal Purple come is as highly recommended, but over here, as far as I know, are not available. Mobil 1 seems to be all right too, but what about Castrol? We can get GTX, Syntec, Magnatec, and so on, are they any good? Or else there's the usual Shell and other common brands.

Question #2: It's the tropics here, temperatures only vary between about 25 and 40 degrees Celsius, and I see that most oils sold here are 0W30-0W50, does the ambient temperature make a difference or should I stick with a lighter oil like 0W20 as recommended here?

Thanks!
You can order Amsoil online or I can put you in touch with my Amsoil guy and either he can ship it to you or know of someone or another place to order Amsoil from. Redline is also An excellent lubricant. Royal purple is decent but has had quality control issues in the past that I have seen first had with lab test results. Things like high copper levels, water and even grades being off. I would stick with Amsoil or Redline.
The rest like Mobil 1, Castrol Syntec, Motul, Qstate, pennzoil synthetics etc are all just highly refined crude/mineral based oil. IMO not worth the prices they charge

A 0w-30 wont hurt in any temp however if you live in a tropical climate a 5w-30 is all you really need. Stick with the 30W oils, 20W oils are super light. While they can help mileage ever so slightly too light of an engine oil on a car under heavy load orextremem temps or high rpm operation can shorten the life of the engine.
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Old 12-01-2006, 02:38 PM   #83
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Motul 8100 0w30 all the way!!!!
I also use Motul 8100!!!
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Old 12-24-2006, 06:48 PM   #84
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im glad that i work at an autoparts store that sells amsoil . get it at cost :)
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Old 12-26-2006, 02:21 PM   #85
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im glad that i work at an autoparts store that sells amsoil . get it at cost :)
You are one lucky dude! Do you use Amsoil PI? (Performance Improver)
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i will use amsoil 5w30 not sure what the preformance improver is but they carry a bunch of ish from amsoil and i get it for less than $5 a quart :)
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I think i already posted... but MOBILE 1!!!!!!!! My yaris only deserves the best and when i went to Mobile 1 for my first oil change i told them nothing but the best they have. no other oil can compete with synthetic mobile 1 oil
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I also use Motul 8100!!!
I used Mobil 1 before.... Can NEVER compare with the quality of MOTUL!!!
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I think i already posted... but MOBILE 1!!!!!!!! My yaris only deserves the best and when i went to Mobile 1 for my first oil change i told them nothing but the best they have. no other oil can compete with synthetic mobile 1 oil
sorry bud bet mobil 1 is only more refined than regualr oil its not truly man made if you want real synthetic go amsoil
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That reminds me of a call I once got while working at Circuit City's Answer City. I was answering computer calls when this old man calls up and has a problem. Halfway through the call he said "I know quality and when I bought this computer I told the salesman, I want your best, so he sold me a Hewlett Packard Bell." The PC was a Packard-Bell Legend 2000. The biggest piece of crap ever to have a CPU. I pressed mute and started laughing until my sides hurt! I guess that makes me an old geek!

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