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Old 02 Aug 2006, 11:45 am   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

Re: dino oil, I remember a mechanic told me that Castrol and Valvoline
are good oils, and to stay away from the Chevron and Shell brands.

Any thoughts on what oil brands are recommended, and what to avoid?

Thanks,

Michael

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Old 02 Aug 2006, 01:54 pm   #2 (permalink)
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The mechanic told you the truth. IMHO.
You may want to look at a good synthetic such as Royal Purple or Mobil
1..
What ever oil you choose, make sure you change it on a regular schedule
as recommended by the manufaturer. I like to use the Toyota oil
filters. For the synthetic oil I like the Mobil 1 synthetic oil
filters.
mrdarrett@gmail.com wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Re: dino oil, I remember a mechanic told me that Castrol and Valvoline
> are good oils, and to stay away from the Chevron and Shell brands.
>
> Any thoughts on what oil brands are recommended, and what to avoid?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Michael


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Old 02 Aug 2006, 03:53 pm   #3 (permalink)
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FYI...I have a 91 Camry, 2.5 L V6 - 188,000 + miles.
All on Mobile 1.
Never an engine problem.
One wheel bearing and two CV Joints, that is all
except tires and batteries.
I vote for Mobile 1.


"Clay" <claytonjaystory@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> The mechanic told you the truth. IMHO.
> You may want to look at a good synthetic such as Royal Purple or Mobil
> 1..
> What ever oil you choose, make sure you change it on a regular schedule
> as recommended by the manufaturer. I like to use the Toyota oil
> filters. For the synthetic oil I like the Mobil 1 synthetic oil
> filters.
> mrdarrett@gmail.com wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Re: dino oil, I remember a mechanic told me that Castrol and Valvoline
>> are good oils, and to stay away from the Chevron and Shell brands.
>>
>> Any thoughts on what oil brands are recommended, and what to avoid?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Michael

>



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Old 02 Aug 2006, 04:23 pm   #4 (permalink)
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mrdarrett@gmail.com wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Re: dino oil, I remember a mechanic told me that Castrol and Valvoline
> are good oils, and to stay away from the Chevron and Shell brands.
>
> Any thoughts on what oil brands are recommended, and what to avoid?

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Valvoline for conventional oil, 3,000 mile interval
Mobil 1 fully synthetic oil is generally conceded to be the best,
readily available consumer oil on the market, 5,000 mile interval
I would avoild whatever Jiffy Lube buys in bulk, because they get the
cheapest oil possible
However, the main point is to change the oil regularly.
Any oil that meets the API standards and is changed on a regular
schedule meets the requirement
The other suggestions are going above and beyond the minimum requirement

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Old 02 Aug 2006, 05:16 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Also QuakerState and PennsOil are goo --- avoid Havoline (leaves a waxy
residue)

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> Hi all,
>
> Re: dino oil, I remember a mechanic told me that Castrol and Valvoline
> are good oils, and to stay away from the Chevron and Shell brands.
>
> Any thoughts on what oil brands are recommended, and what to avoid?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Michael
>



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Old 02 Aug 2006, 05:42 pm   #6 (permalink)
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Wolfgang wrote:
> Also QuakerState and PennsOil are goo --- avoid Havoline (leaves a waxy
> residue)



Did you mean to say QuakerState and PennsOil are "good" or are
literally "goo" ;-) ?

Michael

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Old 02 Aug 2006, 05:50 pm   #7 (permalink)
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gooey and good!

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> Wolfgang wrote:
>> Also QuakerState and PennsOil are goo --- avoid Havoline (leaves a waxy
>> residue)

>
>
> Did you mean to say QuakerState and PennsOil are "good" or are
> literally "goo" ;-) ?
>
> Michael
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Old 02 Aug 2006, 08:50 pm   #8 (permalink)
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mrdarrett@gmail.com wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Re: dino oil, I remember a mechanic told me that Castrol and Valvoline
> are good oils, and to stay away from the Chevron and Shell brands.
>
> Any thoughts on what oil brands are recommended, and what to avoid?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Michael
>

I used Havoline and Chevron/Exxon in my Honda Accord (1992) and had 295K
miles on it when I sold it. Never had to add oil between 3000 mile
changes. So I don't know what is better, but I know that these "Cheap"
name brands are certainly good enough to get the job done.

Personally, on my Camry, I am going with Mobil 5000 mile
(conventional-synthetic blend) and plan to use Toyota filters and change
every 5000 miles. In about 15 years, I can give you a first hand report.

David
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Old 04 Aug 2006, 12:08 am   #9 (permalink)
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I use motomaster premier motor~oil on all my vehicles and never had
any engine wear problems. Two of my vehicles were over 300000km on
the odometer when sold, and still no engine wear problems. After the
first 50000 kms I add a can of STP oil treatment every 2nd motor~oil
changeover.

The xtra lubracity of this combination has extended the life of my
timing chains, valve trains, and timing belts, to 200000 kms.

Most likely other oils with similiar SAE rating would suffice, but I
trust the proven Moto product.


On 2 Aug 2006 09:45:04 -0700, mrdarrett@gmail.com wrote:

>Hi all,
>
>Re: dino oil, I remember a mechanic told me that Castrol and Valvoline
>are good oils, and to stay away from the Chevron and Shell brands.
>
>Any thoughts on what oil brands are recommended, and what to avoid?
>
>Thanks,
>
>Michael

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Old 05 Aug 2006, 07:44 am   #10 (permalink)
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"Wolfgang" <NOwolfXgang_dieterxSPAM@NOXcox.netNOT> wrote in message
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> gooey and good!


Pennzoil and Quaker State are of the same ownership, I believe.
My observation is that both of them cause premature dirtiness and
varnish formation in the engine, and I stopped using them.

That doesn't necessarily mean they are not good m.h.t. lubrication, etc.
nor are my observations necessarily incontrovertible.

I now use Castrol or Valvoline.

Synthetics such as Mobil 1 are probably quite good as well, but I do
not intend to pay that kind of price for an oil I will change at 3,000 miles
anyway.

You probably dont find any really substandard oils nowadays- at least,
not if they are SAE certified.


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