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Old 09-08-2009, 06:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I've read a decent part of an epic thread regarding the best oil on this board. Basically, I recently purchased a '92 Dodge Stealth R/T twin turbo that's currently running Castrol Syntec 10w30. It's overdue for an oil change so I'd like to get that taken care of as soon as possible. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with Castrol Edge. It's supposed to be a full synthetic heavy duty motor oil. I'm thinking about running that in 10w30 weight. Would this be a good oil to run in these cars? I want something that's going to last and leave the least chance of anything to go wrong since this is basically my new baby haha.. Another dumb question, but what filters do most people recommend running in these?

From what I get out of the factory manual, it's showing that the car only takes like 4.6-5 quarts of motor oil? Is that about right, it just seems a hair low to me is all, especially considering it's a turbo car.. Last quick question, how hard are the oil filters to get at in these cars? I'll be purchasing a manual sometime soon, but I'm strapped for cash at the moment and I really want to get the oil changed right away.

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Old 09-08-2009, 07:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would use 10-30w But it all depends where you live. I would personally advoid the high mileage stuff as it swells gaskets and nonsence. Buy an oem filter from Mitsubishi. Best you can get really. If you want the manuals Download them or find them on pdf on ebay. they work great.
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ask a 100 people and you'll get a 100 different answers on what oil to run. But it seems like a majority of them run something synthetic 10w30. I personally use Redline 10w30 but also have nothing but positive things to say about Castrol Syntec. As far as an oil filter, anything but fram lol K&N is decent, i use purolator on my car. And finally, the oil is extremely easy to change on the 3s platform. Oil filter is right in an open area, and drain plug is in a super easy place.
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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really it is personal preference for what oil you use.

does the 4.6-5 quarts include the oil you put in the filter???
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There's no need to prime the filter, just use some oil to wet the seal before you screw it on.

I use Mobil1 Synthetic in all my cars. The factory manual calls for 10w-30 and that's what you should use, unless your climate is extreme.

5 quarts sounds right to me. If you are that worried, put in 5 quarts and make sure it is showing up on the dipstick. Run the car till its warm, then after the car sits for a few hours check the oil again.
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So I've read a decent part of an epic thread regarding the best oil on this board. Basically, I recently purchased a '92 Dodge Stealth R/T twin turbo that's currently running Castrol Syntec 10w30. It's overdue for an oil change so I'd like to get that taken care of as soon as possible. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with Castrol Edge. It's supposed to be a full synthetic heavy duty motor oil. I'm thinking about running that in 10w30 weight. Would this be a good oil to run in these cars? I want something that's going to last and leave the least chance of anything to go wrong since this is basically my new baby haha.. Another dumb question, but what filters do most people recommend running in these?

From what I get out of the factory manual, it's showing that the car only takes like 4.6-5 quarts of motor oil? Is that about right, it just seems a hair low to me is all, especially considering it's a turbo car.. Last quick question, how hard are the oil filters to get at in these cars? I'll be purchasing a manual sometime soon, but I'm strapped for cash at the moment and I really want to get the oil changed right away.

Thanks in advance for any help.


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If you have over 100k you may consider 10w40 synthetic Redline,royalpurple,amsoil,mobil1... ect. The bearing clearances on the older engines plus the heat of the summer months takes its toll on your oil pressure. Use 10w30 if you drive in the cold months on a high mileage engine.
If you want to save a bunch Rotella 10w40 does a great job from detonation protection on your Bearings.
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The best synthetic for the money is Redline, hands down. Mobil 1 and Royal Purple are not fully synthetic and are a rip off. Amsoil is good but pretty expensive. There is also Motul and Eneos. Some people like the Mobil Delvac or Shell Rotella. I would not use Castrol Edge personally. As for type, some say all the way up to 15w50. Personally, I think that's too high. I'd go with 10w30 or 10w40. The filter is easy to get to. It's near the oil pan, up a little higher on the back side of the block.

Oil: Redline 10w30 or 40
Capacity: 4.8 Quarts
Filter: Purolator, WIX, K&N, Mobil 1

Those would be my suggestions.
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Oil: Redline 10w30
Capacity: 4.8 Quarts
Filter: Purolator, WIX, K&N, Mobil 1
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In my opinion redline is WAY overpriced for a car that's just daily driven. There's little doubt that redline is one of the best oils around, but there's also very little chance that you're going to notice one bit of difference between running redline and another synthetic oil. If you're just daily driving the car there's just no reason to spend 50 dollars on oil each change.

Just run another good synthetic oil and change it regularly and you should be fine. The big key is just to regularly change it as that's going to the most good for your engine.
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The best synthetic for the money is Redline, hands down. Mobil 1 and Royal Purple are not fully synthetic and are a rip off. Amsoil is good but pretty expensive.
Could you prove that claim, please?
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