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Old 09-10-2017, 04:18 PM   #1
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Default 15year old bugeye, high end oil?

so, 15 year old and 133k on the clock. should i mess with higher end engine oil like motul, amsoil etc...

also, I'm like at 5w40 or should i just go rotella.

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Old 09-10-2017, 04:49 PM   #2
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Default 15year old bugeye, high end oil?

There are literally hundreds and hundreds of posts on similar subjects here.

Spend what you want to spend. If you can afford the Motul and that's what you like, then go for it. If you want a good oil at a reasonable price it's hard to beat Rotella T6.

Just use a good quality oil. There are many good ones that are suitable for your application.

Personally I go with the least expensive GOOD quality option.
Usually T6 on sale or Mobil 1 0w-40 on sale. OEM filter and I'm done.

Just because your car has 133k on the odometer doesn't meant you need to cheap out, or spend crazy money on oil.
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Old 09-11-2017, 01:32 PM   #3
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There are literally hundreds and hundreds of posts on similar subjects here.

Spend what you want to spend. If you can afford the Motul and that's what you like, then go for it. If you want a good oil at a reasonable price it's hard to beat Rotella T6.

Just use a good quality oil. There are many good ones that are suitable for your application.

Personally I go with the least expensive GOOD quality option.
Usually T6 on sale or Mobil 1 0w-40 on sale. OEM filter and I'm done.

Just because your car has 133k on the odometer doesn't meant you need to cheap out, or spend crazy money on oil.
Good info, I agree FWIW.
Biggest issue I have are long OC intervals as well as using very light oils. While the owners manual may state to run "water oil" that is mostly for mileage for emissions testing. I usually do 10w-30 or -40 on most engines. You almost can't measure the mileage difference, but a mfr is looking for tiny gains.
I get bigger mileage swings between summer and winter gas in the NE. Screw the oil weight, make the engine happy.
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:04 PM   #4
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Thanks guys im gonna go with t6 5w40 , think ill get uoa and go from there. I dont drive it all that oftern, mostlty on weekends. So i might go 4k between changes
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:24 PM   #5
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You can't undo engine wear, so like it was already stated, use the least expensive GOOD oil you can find. If the PO (assuming you're not) used cheap water oil up until now, and you have excessive wear bc of it, buying really expensive oil won't undo the wear. However, from this point forward you can slow the acceleration of the wear by using GOOD oil.

Personally, i use RedLine 5w30 for its sheer resistance.
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:29 PM   #6
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Everything said above is true. As long as you change the oil often and treat the engine with respect (let the effer warm up before hammering on it, allow a brief cool-down idle before shutting her off) you can use pretty much whatever oil you'd like, within reason.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:29 PM   #7
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As long as u change ur oil religiously & keep an eye on the level u should just save ur money & buy what Full Synthetic is for sale at WalMart. I just got a gallon of Pennzoil Platinum High Mileage for like $22! Ive been using Castrol Magnatec, Rotella T6, Valvoline, & Mobil-1 all with good results with all my cars. Walmart has the best prices on oil period. The SuperTech oil filters are like $3 as well & those are actually made by WIX, which is better than any of them POS cardboard paper orange Fram filters.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:32 PM   #8
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Do u have any oil leaks or consumption? Try one of the High Mileage oils if u do.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:11 PM   #9
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I've been doing 5k OCI's on our driven cars & once a year on my Mustang & BMW which only get driven maybe twice a month.
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:46 PM   #10
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Do u have any oil leaks or consumption? Try one of the High Mileage oils if u do.
not that I'm aware of, i think at one time from the previous owner the valve cover gasket was replaced. I've cleaned the engine bay and i don't see any drips in the drive way so atm no.

thanks for all the replies everyone. i usually warm the car up until it hit under 1k. as far as a cool down now I'm guilty i do not do that at all.
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:20 PM   #11
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as far as a cool down now I'm guilty i do not do that at all.

The cool down is not as important as a warm up. The way our cars are set up they will do a cool down by itself.
I might let it idle a bit if I've been on it though, but for normal driving it's no problem.
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