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synthetic pennzoil vs. mobil 1

Went to walmart and seen pennzoil offers a better synthetic than mobil 1. It even says on the container that it's better than mobil 1. It is $19 for a 5 quart jug vs. $24 for mobil 1. Looks like they only had 5w30 and 10w30 though. What you all think about this? I have been running a valvoline synthetic blend for $14 per 5 quart jug. Maybe i'll switch to fully synthetic for $5 more if this oil is as good as they say it is.
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Of course they say they're better than the other. All I know is that Mobil 1 works great in my truck so I'll keep on using that. I don't mind spending extra money on my engine.
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They shouldn't be able to say that ****. I would like to see tests to prove it's actually better.
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Yeah theres a great site, bobistheoilguy.com with a ton of great info on it.
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Any quality motor oil will work well in a modern engine. It doesn't have to be synthetic and it doesn't have to be Mobil 1 or Pennzoil.

I use synthetic because I like the look of a sludge-free engine when I remove the valve cover. My personal experience has been that using synthetic oil results in a physically cleaner-looking engine, internally. The sludge that shows up when you use conventional oil...I have no idea if it's good or bad...but I don't like how it looks. I found a way to prevent it...synthetic oil.

I've used Valvoline SynPower, Castrol Syntec, and Mobil 1 over the years in several cars. All of them performed similarly and all of them took my cars well over 100,000 miles with clean engines.

To sum up my post...any good quality oil will work for you...change it often and use a quality filter. There's no major-brand oil on the market today that is "bad" for your engine as long as it's the correct viscosity and bears all the required ratings for your vehicle.
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^^ agreed
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I use Mobil 1 and change it every six months, even though I put very few miles on. No problems so far.
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As long as it has quality oil, it'll work.
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I have tried both and I perfer Mobil 1.
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As long as it's got the proper API certification, it will work fine!
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I just bought some Locus Oil for 7.95 a quart! but I think I will only be doing that once, I have been running mobil 1 since new.
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I use whatever is on sale. I got Mobil 1 (3000 mile) synthetic now, with a mobil 1 filter. I got 5 quarts, a oil filter, and a air filter for $40 at AutoZone.

Seriousness the API rating is the most important thing when buying oil. Valuecraft oil isn't API certified.




If you don't see those seals do NOT buy the oil.

Very good read on oil quality, API quality ratings
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I use whatever is on sale. I got Mobil 1 (3000 mile) synthetic now, with a mobil 1 filter. I got 5 quarts, a oil filter, and a air filter for $40 at AutoZone.
Dang my autozone has that same deal right now Mobil 1, mobil 1 filter and a air filter for 29.99
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Dang my autozone has that same deal right now Mobil 1, mobil 1 filter and a air filter for 29.99
Mine is $29.99 for 5 quarts of Mobil and a Mobil 1 Oil filter. They will knock $2.00 off a air filter with the deal. So I spent $40. Not bad.
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I use whatever is on sale. I got Mobil 1 (3000 mile) synthetic now, with a mobil 1 filter. I got 5 quarts, a oil filter, and a air filter for $40 at AutoZone.

Seriousness the API rating is the most important thing when buying oil. Valuecraft oil isn't API certified.




If you don't see those seals do NOT buy the oil.

Very good read on oil quality, API quality ratings
Scamsoil is another one that tries to make you believe all their oil products are API cetified, and only one (XL) is API certified (for gasoline engines, NOTHING for diesels).
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The Mobil 1 I bought was $26 at WalMart for a 5 quart jug. It was the last one they had, so I was lucky to get it. I then took it over to a shop that changes my oil, provides an oil filter, lubes my door hinges, tops off my fluids, checks my belts, tire air pressure, air filter, windshield wiper blades, etc ....for an additional $24.00, so all totaled, the whole shebang cost me $50, but now the truck is all up to snuff.

Last week, I washed it, waxed it, and vacuumed it out, so now it looks good, and it's all ready for winter.
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Scamsoil is another one that tries to make you believe all their oil products are API cetified, and only one (XL) is API certified (for gasoline engines, NOTHING for diesels).
I know that's why I refuse to run it in my truck.
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Yeah amsoil is way overpriced and I would never use it. I know someone that claims he has used it in every car he's owned and didn't change it in any car for 10000 miles and never had an oil related problem and also said it wasn't totally black when he drained it. I call BS on that one.
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Yeah amsoil is way overpriced and I would never use it. I know someone that claims he has used it in every car he's owned and didn't change it in any car for 10000 miles and never had an oil related problem and also said it wasn't totally black when he drained it. I call BS on that one.
Some guys on here run it and do that.
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Some guys on here run it and do that.

Thats crazy. Thats way too long to keep oil in an engine I think. If I did that with my mustang it would be like 3-1/2 years untill the next oil change. lol
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One year oil changes, its more common than you would think.
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I change my oil every six months, or 5,000 which ever comes first. I don't put that many miles on so it's usually every six months for me. I like to change it that often to get rid of any contaminates or condensation, that may be in the oil. So I change it in March or April after the winter, and in September or October after the summer and before the winter.

I change it this often because I want this engine to last a long time, so babying it now will pay off later.
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One year oil change intervals keep mechanics happy, and busy.

I change mine every 3,000 miles, or 3 months.
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Scamsoil is another one that tries to make you believe all their oil products are API cetified, and only one (XL) is API certified (for gasoline engines, NOTHING for diesels).
WRONG

Just a few of API certified Amsoil gasoline and diesel oils:

Signature Series API SM/CF, SL, SJ...
High Performance API SM/CF, SL, SJ...
XL API SM/CF, SL, SJ...
Premium API SL/CF, SJ, SH...
Super HD Racing API SL/CF...
European API SM/CF, ACEA C3, ACEA A3/B3-04...
Formula 4-Stroke Power API SG, SH, SJ, CL/CH...
Formula 4-Stroke Marine API SL...
Formula 4-Stroke Small EngineAPI SL, SJ, SG, CF, CD...
Formula 4-Stroke Scooter API SG,SL/CF...
Advanced Motorcycle API SG, SL/CF, CG-4...
Premium Diesel API CL-4, CL-4+, CH-4, CF, SM, SL, SJ...
Series 3000 Diesel API CF-4+/CF/CF-2/SL...
HD Diesel API CL-4+/CF/CF-2/SL...


I'll use Amsoil.
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Just a few of API certified Amsoil gasoline and diesel oils:

Signature Series API SM/CF, SL, SJ...
High Performance API SM/CF, SL, SJ...
XL API SM/CF, SL, SJ...
Premium API SL/CF, SJ, SH...
Super HD Racing API SL/CF...
European API SM/CF, ACEA C3, ACEA A3/B3-04...
Formula 4-Stroke Power API SG, SH, SJ, CL/CH...
Formula 4-Stroke Marine API SL...
Formula 4-Stroke Small EngineAPI SL, SJ, SG, CF, CD...
Formula 4-Stroke Scooter API SG,SL/CF...
Advanced Motorcycle API SG, SL/CF, CG-4...
Premium Diesel API CL-4, CL-4+, CH-4, CF, SM, SL, SJ...
Series 3000 Diesel API CF-4+/CF/CF-2/SL...
HD Diesel API CL-4+/CF/CF-2/SL...


I'll use Amsoil.

I'm sorry you got sucked into believing Scamsoil's lies!!!!! This is how MLM
companies operate!!!!

Like I said, ONLY XL, has been API certified for gasoline engines:

http://eolcs.api.org/DisplayLicenseI...LicenseNo=0995

If that link doesn't work, try this one, and click on "view products":

http://eolcs.api.org/DisplayCompanyI...mpanyID=226450

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