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JohnG 07-07-2008 06:58 PM

Reader's Poll: your oil brand and weight
 
OK everyone, let's see what you have for the following:

1. Brand of Oil (please specify if Synthetic, regular or semi (Castrol Syntec appears to be such).

2. Weight of Oil

3. Mileage on your Engine

4. Average Low and High temperature where you live.

John & Bart

JohnG 07-07-2008 07:01 PM

1) Castrol non synthetic

2) 10W-30

3) engine has about 4400 miles on it

4) while I might drive the car, the temps range from 30 in the late Fall at night to 90 in midsummer - New England. Mostly the car sees mid 70s and leads an easy life.

john

scumdog 07-07-2008 07:36 PM

1. Castrol XL, regular

2. 20-50

3. Speedo shows 46,000 but more likely 146,000, smokes a little on kick-down on hills.

3. 26F degrees to about 90F degrees (-5C to +35C or so)

Bob M 07-07-2008 09:26 PM

Penzol

10-W30

Speedo show 86000 most likely 186000

Temp Winter 30 Summer 80's

Bob M

danowens3 07-07-2008 11:37 PM

1. Valvoline regular oil
2. 10w30
3. Approx 2500 miles since I re-built it completely.
4. Temps when I am driving the car range from 50 to 90 degrees. I live in Michigan, so only driven from late spring to early fall. Otherwise, it gets really cold when in storage.

fomoco59 07-08-2008 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danowens3 (Post 23013)
1. Valvoline regular oil
2. 10w30
3. Approx 2500 miles since I re-built it completely.
4. Temps when I am driving the car range from 50 to 90 degrees. I live in Michigan, so only driven from late spring to early fall. Otherwise, it gets really cold when in storage.

That's about identical to my situation... except NY.

tbird430 07-08-2008 10:02 AM

1. Brand of Oil - regular Quaker oil

2. Weight of Oil - 10W30

3. Mileage on your Engine: 98,000 (approx 10K or less on rebuild).

4. Average Low and High temperature: Winter 30 - Summer 99

Gold Bird 07-08-2008 10:17 AM

Just put in Royal Purple, 15-40. This weight has twice the amount of zinc in it which is supposed to protect our cam,lifters. My car has 58,500 miles and I only drive it from May to October here in Michigan, approximately 50 to 90 degrees temp.

RustyNCa 07-08-2008 11:39 AM

1. Brand of Oil - Mobile One

2. Weight of Oil - 10W30

3. Mileage on your Engine: Unknown, about 6k a year

4. Average Low and High temperature: Winter 45 - Summer 100

But we are at 95 already at 7:30, supposed to hit 114 today :(

saverio 07-08-2008 03:30 PM

oil weight
 
I use penzoil or havealine: 10w-30w
77,000 original miles on a 390

temps are from about 50 to 115 today.

But , I only drive her between April and October.

sal

bcomo 07-08-2008 05:04 PM

1. Brand of Oil - Castrol GTX (regular oil)

2. Weight of Oil - 10W-30 (beginning at first oil change)

3. Mileage on your Engine: 400 Miles.

4. Average Low and High temperature: Winter 40 - Summer 100

FeFranco 07-08-2008 07:26 PM

Castrol GTX 10-30 with a K&N oil filter (very important).
About 3000+ on rebuild and I drive only when weather is
cool (max in the 80s). Oil pressure range after warm-up
is 25 at idle upto 60+ cruising with a high volumn oil pump.
I take oil seriously.

Dan Leavens 07-08-2008 07:27 PM

Hi guys just to chime in on this thread.

1) Penzoil Synthetic

2) 10w-30

3) 6200 miles on the rebuilt motor

4) Temp range from 0 winter to 90 in the heat of the summer. Weekly driver between May - October. Also Calgary is 4200 feet above sea level.

Dano Calgary,Alberta Canada

El Guapo 07-09-2008 12:29 AM

Castrol GTX High Milage

10-30

95,000 on the car.. 61 390 bottom ? 58 352 heads 1500

Oil press...35 to 60

Seattle's 35 to 95 average.

TChicken 07-09-2008 08:54 AM

Motorcraft 5W40 Synthetic Blend Motorcraft 1A filter
76,000 on engine
I only drive it to the golf course once a week.It is usually about 75 when I leave at 0700 and 90 when I get home at 1200.
Lowest temp I drive it in the winter about 50

YellowRose 07-10-2008 01:33 AM

Reader's Poll: your oil brand and weight
 
1. Brand of Oil - Castrol GTX (regular oil)

2. Weight of Oil - 20W-50 (If I remembered correctly!)

3. Mileage on your Engine: 26,000 Miles but that is probably 126,000.

4. Average Low and High temperature: Winter 40 - Summer 100

Anders 07-10-2008 07:47 PM

Brand: 76 Super
Weight: SAE 10W-40
Mileage: No clue. Engine ( 401 ) rebuild 2004.
Av. Low and High temp: From 50 to 95

byersmtrco 07-11-2008 09:28 PM

Ditto !!!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by RustyNCa (Post 23036)
1. Brand of Oil - Mobile One

2. Weight of Oil - 10W30

3. Mileage on your Engine: Unknown, about 6k a year

4. Average Low and High temperature: Winter 45 - Summer 100

But we are at 95 already at 7:30, supposed to hit 114 today :(


JohnG 07-12-2008 09:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FeFranco (Post 23061)
Castrol GTX 10-30 with a K&N oil filter (very important).
About 3000+ on rebuild and I drive only when weather is
cool (max in the 80s). Oil pressure range after warm-up
is 25 at idle upto 60+ cruising with a high volumn oil pump.
I take oil seriously.

Franco, what can you tell us about your high volume oil pump???

john

JohnG 07-19-2008 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gold Bird (Post 23027)
Just put in Royal Purple, 15-40. This weight has twice the amount of zinc in it which is supposed to protect our cam,lifters.

Would you be so kind as to enlighten the rest of us as to a little more about Royal Purple and its benefits??

Am about to post the results of the survey...

thanks!
john

Anders 09-22-2008 08:33 AM

Bump up...

Frango100 07-11-2016 11:53 PM

Hi guys, i know this is already an old thread, but would like to know if you guys know MOTUL Classic 20W50 oil. It seems to be made for cars from 50īs to 80īs, but i canīt find a thing regarding the ZDDP level.
Sofar also couldnīt find any additive with ZDDP.

YellowRose 07-12-2016 12:26 AM

Reader's Poll: your oil brand and weight
 
1 Attachment(s)
Motul Classic Performance 20w50 High-Zinc Motor Oil, 1 Quart

This is a specially formulated oil for flat tappet engines such as Porsche 356. It's a mineral based multigrade, middle detergent level, and rated at 20w50. API spec is SF/CC. ZDDP level is above 1250 ppm to protect lifter and camshaft surfaces. Package is 1 quart.

http://www.nlaparts.com/store/motul-...t-p-17156.html

Frango100 07-12-2016 01:10 AM

Thanks Ray. The Motul sold here comes in a bit different package and doesnīt show anything regarding the high zinc contents. It is specially formulated for 50-80 cars, so most probably should be right. Just send a message to Motul Brazil to be sure its the right stuff. ZDDP additive i canīt find anywhere overhere.

byersmtrco 07-12-2016 04:20 PM

Mobile-1 Full Synth all the (4 whl ) veh's
change once yr regardless of mi (5 mi or 15k)
I do change the fltrs in the Saturn & S10 once
in btwn.

10/30 in the 390

5/30 in the Saturn

15/50 in the S-10 4.3 V6 (Hi mi 189K)

Ran 5/30 in the Mtr Hm - Ford V10

Run Amsoil 20/50 in the Harley's

sidewalkman 07-12-2016 07:58 PM

10/30
Castrol
About 9-10K on the engine, 88K on the car
Winter it might hit 30 F, summer 80sF

I'm at sea level

tmjsong1aolcom 07-15-2016 02:27 PM

Mobile 1
usually 10-30 but 10-40 also
Various mileages but convert. no matter what.

High Temp 95
Low temp -20 But low temp is immaterial as birds go to sleep in the winter

Fuz
58's&64's
Sun Prairie, Wi
tmjsong1@aol.com


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