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View Poll Results: Best synthetic oil.
Mobil 1 50 60.24%
Amsoil 11 13.25%
Castrol 13 15.66%
Motorcraft 11 13.25%
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Old 11-24-2007
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Mobil1 and a Motorcraft filter FTW
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Wix and Mobil 1 make a fine filter, the Pure One is great too. I stick with the Motorcraft because of the location of the bypass. The Ford spec'd location for the bypass valve is the base (threaded end), these filters have it in the domed end. Splitting hairs, probably, but I'll stick with thew Motorcraft filter.

Be careful with that Royal Purple! It has been shown through UOA's that it shears quickly.
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I'm a mobil 1 guy. I've used Amsoil in my bike and wasn't overly impressed with it.
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Dropped in Mobil 1 today, thanks guys.
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Oboy, an oil war! On the Miata site we have this once a month, sometimes more often. Kept it up for almost 10 yrs with pretty good regularity that I've been on.

I think one of the car enthusiast magazines summed it up saying that as long as you get one that meets the Mfg. API Spec. there are no bad choices out there (among the established players). The Mfg. chimed in with ditto, by all means use synthetic if you wish, just don't exceed the recommended change interval.

Feel free to disregard this, as I know when things get dull and there's not much to talk about, we can always get a debate by posting the 'I'm about to change my oil and need help deciding if I should go to synthetic and which brand if I do' thread.

I use Mobil1, cause its got the best looking can on the shelf. Sorta reminds me of a Diet Pepsi can which is my favorite drink. Can't get more scientific than that.
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GOTTA NEW QUESTION: I saw the extended life Mobil 1, guaranteed for 15,000 miles? WTF?

There are sayin for another dollar or two I can put 10,000 more miles on my synthetic?
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Old 11-26-2007
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Has anyone tried Royal Purple? Thats what I am lookin at for my next oil change
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GOTTA NEW QUESTION: I saw the extended life Mobil 1, guaranteed for 15,000 miles? WTF?

There are sayin for another dollar or two I can put 10,000 more miles on my synthetic?

Suggest you read Mobil 1 EP warranty. They say that if your manufacturer requires a lesser mileage based oil change, you should follow that to avoid any disruption of warranty coverage.

Beyond that, you're on your own. But not really. If you use Mobil 1 EP and don't exceed the 15K interval, then experience a failure related to their oil, they'll warranty it. I'd trust Exxon/Mobil to back that promise as they sell a lot of oil and aren't going to blemish their reputation by welching if a problem even looks suspect.

Probably a good case for using Mobil 1EP. I still probably would do changes at the manufacturers suggested intervals, just because I'm old and stuck in my ways. But you less inhibited folks might just as well go for it.
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I think im going to do the Mobil1 EP next time, but send oil off for testing at 5,000, 10,000 and 15,000 intervals to see if its still performing well.
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That would be nice to know.
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i've only heard good things about M1...

i personally use Castrol High mileage tho
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I Switch to Amsoil next oil change
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^^^Josh, you will love it, my truck runs so well with it!! I have 85,000 problem free miles running amsoil.
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Has anyone ever heard of an oil related problem? I've never have. I had a crank bearing go out but it was because I had gas getting into the oil. The GM spider lines for their fuel injection was leaking.
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Nope, never heard of a oil related problem, only oil filters. So, I guess buy what you want...lol
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I just switched to Syn.
I have mobil 1 in the Engine, seems to be doing good so far.
(running this through first to clean out any residue from the reg oil before switching to amsoil, so its a fresh switch)

I put Amsoil in my Transmission and Rear dif. though, and I love it. These cold mornings, i dont have any trouble starting the truck, or any problems shifting like in the past when it takes forever for the oil to thin up some.

I saw someone mentioned WIX filters, i thought about buying one, then i read that the company also makes the Filters for Napa, which is what i have always used, so im sticking with that and saving a few dollars.
Heres the link to the site
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i personally use Castrol High mileage tho
same here
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I have only used Valvoline. Never had a problem but I may switch to M1 if you guys like it that much.
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Valvoline is great oil as well, GM puts valvoline in most of there vehicles from the factory. When I owned GM vehicles I ran full syn. valvoline for years without any issues...
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"I saw someone mentioned WIX filters, i thought about buying one, then i read that the company also makes the Filters for Napa, which is what i have always used, so im sticking with that and saving a few dollars."

A Napa Gold oil filter is indeed the same as a WIX
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Napa gold is a excellent oil filter, good choice. Basically they are all good, as long as you don't get fram... :)
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Nope, never heard of a oil related problem, only oil filters. So, I guess buy what you want...lol
Pretty much buy name brand and you're good to go.

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Pretty much buy name brand anf you're good to go.
YUP, I agree.....just one brand to stay away from, and that's Scamsoil. Most of their oil products ARE NOT API certified, which is a warranty requirement by
ALL US vehicle manufacturers!!

And as previously stated, your wallet will appreciate it also!
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been using mobil 1 for a few changes now.
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I bounce between Castrol 5w-30 and Mobil 1 5w-30 truck and SUV full synthetic oils.

PL24651 Purolator Pure One filter
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