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Old 05-31-2019, 03:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Modern "best motor oil" thread?

It's tough to find motor oil reco threads that are less than a decade old... some are older than that. Since available products have a tendency to change quality... I am curious what people are running now?

Is Mobil1 still the black sheep?

I know this is usually a polarizing topic... but for turbo cars especially, is there anything close to a consensus? Stock to very mild build.

Link a thread if I missed it. Thanks!
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Old 05-31-2019, 03:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I like valvoline VR1, no clogged cat problems as some mention because.. well I'm catless lol..
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Rotella 15W40 still is all I have run for years, even after they changed it.
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Old 06-01-2019, 11:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I've run Mobil 1 High Mileage 10W40 in both my cars for years.
Throw in a little Rislone with each change

I use either Mobil 1 or K&N filters.

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Default Re: Modern "best motor oil" thread?

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I've run Mobil 1 High Mileage 10W40 in both my cars for years.
Throw in a little Rislone with each change

I use either Mobil 1 or K&N filters.

Close to 200K on the Stealth and around 115K on the Spyder.
Both purr like kittens!

Just my .02

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I'm always running a 50 weight flavor of Redline. Right now its 5w50, but I think I will switch to 15w50 when I run out of this case of the 5w50 because it seems to lose more pressure than I like when it gets hot.
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Default Re: Modern "best motor oil" thread?

Ditto - 20W50 Redline for me.
I ran VR-1 20W50 for a while but that stuff took FOREVER to get up to temp
Of course clearances are bigger than "standard"
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Problem with running a really thick oil, especially if you notice it taking a long time to warm up, is it is well known that it will take even more effort to cool it back down/keep it cool...

Not really a problem on a street car, but something to keep in mind if you take it to the track.
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Problem with running a really thick oil, especially if you notice it taking a long time to warm up, is it is well known that it will take even more effort to cool it back down/keep it cool...

Not really a problem on a street car, but something to keep in mind if you take it to the track.
You match the viscosity to your clearances, and oil temps you see. A 50 grade is thinner at 250* in a race car than a 30 grade is in a typical passenger application.
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2050 vr1..
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