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What brands of engine oil have you used on your past and present vehicles and what was your experience with them? What brand of engine oil do you prefer to use and why?
 

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I stick to Motul oil's, their 8100 oil doesn't cost much more than what I used to use which was Castrol Syntec, so why not?

I've been meaning to try Royal Purple.
 

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Mobile 1 synthetic.
Good enough for the factory. Good enough for me.
Exactly what I use too. Don't need anything too special for a road car.

Some people waste money putting really expensive oil in their cars that hardly ever hit the track.
 

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Synthetic for my Escalade and 08 SS....good ole Dino oil for my 71 and 88 Vettes
 

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Mobil 1 Full Synthetic is my oil of choice. If Mobil went out of business tomorrow, Valvoline also has a pretty solid full synthetic.
 

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Amsoil Signature oil and Amsoil ea sythetic media oil filter.
 

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Have used Lubrication Engineers http://www.le-inc.com Monolec Ultrablend 10W30 in our 2001 Acura MDX since new. Dealer oil changes every 5k miles with a new Acura filter. Oil is a red color & dealer, once or twice, had to check that it wasn't ATF fluid:) Recent valve adj inspection at 140k & inside top of motor looked as new.

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I Use Penrite HPR 5 Full Synthetic 5w 40. It's an Aussie brand They also do full racing lubricants and diff and gear oils too
 

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On the VT, I used Lubrax Tecno semi-synthetic 15W40 (didn't really need good winter spec in Brazil...)



On the Duster, I only changed once in the dealer so far, recommended brand is Elf.
 

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I use Mobil 1 in the SS Camaro and will use Mobil 1 in the SS.
 

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Hi guys

I've been doing a bit of research lately into oils for both my VF SSVR and VF GTS. I know some people like Mobil 1, others Royal Purple, some Amsoil.
What I'd like to know is has anyone tried Pennzoil Ultra SAE 5W-30 as yet? The specs read fantastic.

They do make an exceptional product for our vehicles called Pennzoil Ultra SAE 5W-30 and Platinum SAE 5W-30, both have Dexos1 ratings plus a swag of other industry specifications to their names. Fully synthetic and highly respected in the US for use in LSA engines. Not to mention Hennessey uses and recommends Pennzoil

Pennzoil Ultra Pennzoil Ultra Full Synthetic Motor Oil - Pennzoil

Pennzoil Platinum Full Synthetic Motor Oil – Pennzoil


It's very interesting to note that both products were tested and the Ultra was found to keep pistons 25% cleaner than Mobil 1, 35% cleaner than Valvoline SynPower and 40% cleaner than Castrol Edge with Syntec
Platinum was 8%, 17% and 20% respectively.

Unfortunately in 2010 Pennzoil pulled out of Australia so Pennzoil is unavailable here so I'd like to find out from anyone in the USA who has used it what do they think and how have you found it before I try and import some

Thank you :)
 

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I will only use what the manual calls for for warranty purposes. Dexos1 or Mobil 1 full synthetic and GM filter. I have seen too many warranty claims denied otherwise. DIY oil changing is a 'guaranteed' denial if you need the warranty!
 

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