Jump to content

Synthetic Oil vs. Standard Oil


Recommended Posts

I just purchased a 2006 Silverado 1500. Previous owner stated he used Mobile one all the time he had the truck. He had for a year.

 

I have always been a standard oil changing type person. Can i go back to standard oil without any issues?

 

Should i go with Mobile One?

 

If so is there a process to do this? Dont want to ruin the truck.

 

Thanks for input.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

No problem switching back and forth between synthetics and conventional oils. With the new SN rated oils the conventional oils are much closer to synthetic in performance than they've ever been. If you don't want to spring for Mobil 1 you could go with Quaker State Ultimate Durability Synthetic. Five quarts at Walmart $20.47. It's specs are as good or better than Mobil 1 or you can go back to a quality conventional oil. Either way your truck won't know the difference in the next 200K miles. :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

for my two cents worth.....i have always tried to stay with one brand! i do know that the mechanics at my work have said which already been stated, that the oil nowadays have caught up to the synthetic!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

With a good full synthetic oil that meets the current GM spec, you should be able to go twice the distance for oil changes. If you normally change oil every 3K using a standard dino oil, you can go 6K on full synthetics.

 

You can shop around for Mobil-1. Wal-Mart usually has the 5-quart jugs for around $26 and Costco occasionally has a sale on Mobil-1 6-quart boxes for around $26. You will also find that most dealers will use a synthetic blend oil for regular oil changes. The local Chevy dealer charges $38 for Quaker State synthetic blend and an AC-Delco filter.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I prefer Mobil One. I also run the Mobil one Syn material filter. Just gives me piece of mind knowing i'm running the good stuff. Used to run Royal Purple in my Cummins. Stuff is great but couldn't justify the 3 dollar a quart price difference. I am a believer in running one brand. Just how I was taught in school. If it works why change it? JMO.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I run Mobil 1 High Mileage with the AC Delco filter. I switched to Mobil Super once and I could tell a difference in the idle, so I went back to the synthetic.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...

I have used Mobil 1 (w/Bosch filter) and just did a change with the Ultimate Durability Stuff made by Quaker state. I used a K&N filter. The only thing I know is what my oil pressure gauge tells me. I am getting better oil pressure with the above combo than I did with the Mobil 1.

 

I guess the filter probably has more to do with this than anything. But it's $20.00 for 5 quarts of this stuff and the specs are better than Mobil 1.

 

It's as someone said...at Walmart.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.