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View Poll Results: What kinf of oil do you use?
Conventional 20 38.46%
Synthetic 30 57.69%
Other 2 3.85%
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Old 07-26-2007
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Oils: Conventional or Synthetic

Ok, what do you run in your truck and why? I want to see what arguments people have for putting each kind in their truck.

Ill start. I use synthetic because I have on all of my cars and I often hit high rpms
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I run semi-sythentic b/c my motor is older and it doesn't like full synthetic. I use it b/c it doesn't cost much more and it's supposed to help the motor?
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I use synthetic because I finally have a newer vehicle and I want the best in it so I have it as long as possible.
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regular old dyno oil been working since the 1900 dont see a reason to change...
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I prefer amsoil for the extended change intervals and better fuel economy...

There is nothing wrong with dyno juice, but for me there are benefits to using the synthetic...
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regular old dyno oil been working since the 1900 dont see a reason to change...


FYI: this topic gets brough up weekly....if you use the search feature you will find numerous topics.
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FYI: this topic gets brough up weekly....if you use the search feature you will find numerous topics.
Agreed, and it would save some of the arguing as well....
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i use Synthetics.

not worth it IMO.

Next engine i use dyno oil.
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Mobil 1 5w-30... you know what they say about if it aint broke
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Old 07-27-2007
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Using syn on my truck would just double the value. No leaks, no loss. Why spend the money?
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I use Dinoco Oil in everything. I use max life on the caddy because it leaked like a siv, but I tried it and now no more leaks. The guy I bought the Impala from had run Mobil one it since new but I have run real oil in it. I thought he was going to lay an egg when I told him that!

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Using syn on my truck would just double the value. No leaks, no loss. Why spend the money?
you have got to be kidding me right

that is the most BS answer to the oil debate question i have ever heard...
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i use syntheic
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synthetic

but only because my dad is a ELF distributor
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Mobil 1
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Mobil 1 5w-30... you know what they say about if it aint broke
If it ain't broke make it better.
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what about vegtable oil will it work?






























































lol....
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I like unrefined crude oil. Pours like coal black honey.
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I run Mobil 1 full syn.

I have been since I was 15 (in all my motor equipment) and I don't see a reason to change.

It is in my truck and ATV and I love it!!! Made a huge difference in the ATV.

I swear by it, yes it's more expensive, but I just don't like dyno oils. They get nasty too easy and they break down quick in my experience. With the FL heat and the towing I do, I need all the protection I can get. I'm changing oil every 2500-3k miles right now because of the abuse I'm putting the truck through (towing and heat). At 2500 miles usually it's still transparent, but not dark brown. I don't let it go over either! Oil is one thing I'm perticular about. It's easy to change, reletively inexpensive, and it's a huge piece of mind!!!

I had my caprice with a worked motor over 80k miles on a stroker motor...it was ran since day 1, no visible signs of wear when it was torn down at 80k. The CRX (HONDA) that I had, ran it since 123k, ran it until 160 when the clutch went, no problems, smoking, etc. It sat for about 4 months with the Mobil 1 in it, drained it, put new stuff and a new filter in, started right up, ran for another 20k miles no problem. I then sold it, now the owner has 210k miles on it and he runs it hard every day...no problems. I'm sticking to my oil!!!

I ran dyno oil in my dads f-150. He started to have a tick at about 55k miles. Brought it in for service...it was nasty inside. Ran synthetic in the chevy, it was on 40k miles when it got sold and not a single problem. Everything ran great on it!!!
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i run mobil 1 synthetic in the truck and the sentra and delvac in the benz... i used mobil 1 in my old ranger and it lasted for 350,000 miles so its good stuff and the delvac is for diesel engines
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I run Mobil 1 in all my vehicles.
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amsoil synthetic... my dad is a dealer, and i think it made a difference over th Castrol GTX i was runnin
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