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Old 12-30-2009, 04:20 PM   #86
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F14T0MCAT - There is a lot of great info in there however a lot of it couldn't be further from the truth.

Mobil 1 is a REAL synthetic and is 100% synthetic. Do you really think that the 40+ vehicles they fill from the factory is a bro-deal or some sort of contract? These auto companies have to warranty all of their vehicles and they wouldn't use some sort of fake oil in their vehicles just to have to fix them because they oil doesn't perform.

Want to know the real truth - go search and find out where Royal Purple and Amsoil buy their base stocks from. I bet you'll be pleasantly surprised. Small companies like RP and Amsoil are that way for a reason, if they made a better product they would sell more of it and be as big as Mobil 1 is - not mixing it in bathtubs behind their corporate offices like they do now.

The facts are all out there for everyone to see, F1, Le Mans, NHRA, OEMs, nobody even comes close to Mobil 1 achievements, research or facilities to make the best oil on the planet. These statements you just made are misleading and unfair to this community. Ask racers at your local strip, circle track or other racing session. When they build motors and use oils like Amsoil, Royal Purple, Eneos, they have to rebuild their motors more times in a season than with Mobil 1.

Also, to hit on additives. You can't just drop a pack of zinc, etc into your oil and expect it to actually mix in your oil and work. 100% of the time the additives end up on the bottom of your oil pan where they stay, doing nothing for your motor and clogging up oil pickup lines, etc.

Opinion is great and healthy for discussion but don't post things that are totally biased and obviously produced by some small oil company with the intent of misleading others. It's not cool.
Sounds like you've got an axe to grind, and appear to be somewhat biased. What's your connection to Mobil 1?
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:48 PM   #87
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K & N is NOT the best filter...get a MObil 1 filter!
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:51 PM   #88
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Wow 86 posts, we need a sticky with a poll so items like this oil can be quickly referenced and you can just buy what got the most votes, can't go wrong that way.
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Old 12-30-2009, 10:10 PM   #89
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motor oil is motor oil...esp synthetic...use an oil thats readily available..you don't need amsoil or royal purple...Mobil 1 or Valvoline is available anywhere and half the price!
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Old 12-30-2009, 10:16 PM   #90
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Wow 86 posts, we need a sticky with a poll so items like this oil can be quickly referenced and you can just buy what got the most votes, can't go wrong that way.

unless the majority is wrong.
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unless the majority is wrong.
Well a little judgement might be in order. But I'm on the fence for mobil 1 and Amzoil and redline and royal purple.
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Well a little judgement might be in order. But I'm on the fence for mobil 1 and Amzoil and redline and royal purple.
all 4 of those are great oils in their own right. I've used them all in various vehicles (all but redline in my 94Z). I prefer to use RP and a wix filter myself. not because of the marketing, or the hype, but because in my personal experience and after sending numerous samples off to blackstone labs, RP and a wix filter proved to be the best combination for me.

some cars do respond better to different oils.

case in point, a good friend of mine has an 04 GTO, had been running $2 dino oil in it from the first oil change. he swapped to Mobil 1 and took it straight to the dyno and lost 7 hp and 9tq across the board.

went home and swapped back to dino oil.

(he's also very compulsive about his mods.... changes the clutch, takes it to the dyno, changes the tire pressure, takes it to the dyno, changes the air filter, takes it to the dyno, etc...)
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:19 PM   #93
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dumb question: just exactly how many quarts does the 6.2L hold?
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dumb question: just exactly how many quarts does the 6.2L hold?
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Old 12-31-2009, 10:51 AM   #96
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Has anyone used a magnetic collar ot their oil filter, or a magnetic drain plug. I changed the stock drain plug to magnetic with first oil change (100 miles) found some (small amount) on second oil change. Mostly wondering if anyone has tried the magnetic collar and if seen any difference on magnetic plug.
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:10 PM   #97
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Royal Purple here...

It cant hurt to get a magnetic drain plug from magneticdrainplug.com and magnetic filter wrap just for the heck of it...

As for the oil filter, Royal Purple came out with a filter with white sythetic filter media, it looks good idk http://www.royalpurple.com/index.html# i run K&N now
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Old 12-31-2009, 08:18 PM   #98
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Nearly everyone I know has switched from MOBIL 1 and now runs Royal Purple, 5W30.
Royal Purple will void your warranty if there is an engine failure. It does not comply with all three things your owners manual requires:

1. Meet standard GM6094 (V6...V8 GM4718)
2. SAE 5w30
3. API starburst (API certified)

While you can get a 5w30 RP, RP is not API certified with the starburst, and it technically meets GM6094, but it is a API SL, not SM, which GM requires.
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:55 PM   #100
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i just did my 500 mile oil change at almost 800 miles and i used quaker state synthetic is that ok or not i see alot of oils mentioned but not quaker state.
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:31 PM   #101
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Mobil1 for me...around here you have to special order RP or amsoil....screw that $9 a quart stuff I change every 3000 and a 5 quart jug at Walmart is $22
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Oil Test Ranking Top 7, Amsoil SS 0w-30,Pennzoil Platinum 5w30,Castrol Syntec 0w-30,Motorcraft Synthetic Blend 5w-30,Quaker State Full Synthetic 5w-30,Havoline 5w-30,Mobil 1 Extended Performance 5w-30. I might go buy a case of Penzoil Platinum I have seen it at Wal Mart.I just got a case of Amsoil SS 0W-30 delivered to my doorstep so no rush but I like to know what a good alternative is just in case I need oil at the last minute.As a preffered Customer the Asmsoil SS (Signature Series ) Runs $8.10 a quart.
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