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Old 07-07-2008, 05:58 PM
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Default 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.

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Old 07-07-2008, 06:01 PM
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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.

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Old 07-07-2008, 06:36 PM
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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)
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:26 PM
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Penzol

10-W30

Speedo show 86000 most likely 186000

Temp Winter 30 Summer 80's

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Old 07-07-2008, 10:37 PM
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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
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