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#1 AustinTX

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 05:27 PM

Hey i'm deciding to switching over to synthetic, just kinda confused which motor oil to use. I have an 07 escalade and the recommended oil is Mobil 1 synthetic (so thats what i use on that)

On my silverado, i've been using the generic stuff the GM dealer puts on, which is pennzoil i believe. just wanted to know if I should switch to synthetic and to what...

Royal Purple
Mobil 1
Amsoil
Castrol
etc

and btw are the performance oil filters worth it?? (K&N, Mobil) etc.

What do you use and why?? thanks
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Posted 12 August 2010 - 05:36 PM

Ask a bunch of people and you'll get a bunch a difference answers. Get the one that is readily available at the best price. Their all good.

That said,

I'm a Pennzoil Platinum and Wix (Napa Gold) oil filter man myself. :fume:
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#3 BMG09

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 05:36 PM

Only Delco filters and Mobil 1 for me. If its good enough for the Vette and Mercedes AMG its good enough for me. + it makes me feel good.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 05:47 PM

I myself use mobil 1 since the truck had 5000 miles on the odometer never had any problems i do like the longer time between oil changes :fume: please my local wallie world has it cheap

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#5 az'03Silverado

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 05:49 PM

I've used Mobil 1 oil and filters since new. I've got 110,000 on the clock with zero problems.
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Posted 12 August 2010 - 05:54 PM



But then anything ILSAC GF-4 API SM rated will be good.....


GM approved list...

http://www.gm.com/co...engine_oils.pdf

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#7 silversport

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 08:52 PM

Mobil 1 in all my vehicles since 2001...
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Posted 12 August 2010 - 08:59 PM

German Castrol 0W-30 and K&N Filter

#9 Harvey Halabookie

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:39 PM

Mobil 1 in all my vehicles since 2001...
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Ditto, but since 1999 for me. And only K&N filters. Never had any engine problems......

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:43 PM

Mobil 1 and either Purolator Pure One filter or Mobil 1 extended performance filter. Depends on whether Advance Auto Parts or O'Reilly's is running their 5 quarts of Mobil + Mobil 1 filter on sale for $29.99. Use it in both my Tahoe and Sierra.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 11:06 PM

I have always been a Castrol person..... My 1999 has always had Castrol Syntec in it.......

You choice your flavor.... Just put a GOOD FILTER ON IT........ WIX Gold is my choice. You decided, I even cut a bunch of flavors up for viewing. I would us AC Delco till I started seeing PLASTIC in my filters........... My second choice would probably be the FleetGaurd......

Anybody with access to Donaldson, Mighty, Baldwin, AM SOIL filters, I would like to add them..... To the exploded views.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 11:11 PM

Valvo Synpower and a napa gold filter. Or mobil clean 5000 and napa gold filter. It doesn't make too much of a difference between synthetic and conventional, because today's synthetic is not even 50% synthetic. Unless you buy amsoil or something like that. My truck tends to like the Mobil clean 5000 better than the valvo.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 01:08 AM

Your engine will get to 500K+ with either expensive Synthetic or regular plain jane Quack-er-state 5W30.
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Posted 13 August 2010 - 03:14 AM

Mobil 1 in all of my vehicles with Mobil 1 filters.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 03:47 AM

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