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Old 11-07-2018, 07:12 PM   #326
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Old 11-20-2018, 09:36 AM   #327
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So, after having read the thread (well, all the posts up front that are the reason this is a sticky thread), and the most recent 3-4 pages, I'm still not sure what to do with regards to oil after the Factory Fillup.

I'm right now, driving about 1000 miles/week (yes that's a lot, and I have to do it for work reasons. Home in NEPA, work up near Buffalo, drive home on weekends, with 20 miles from where I'm renting in Buffalo to work so 40mi round trip which is something I am used to and consider normal), and it's cold here. In the past, I was living in the southwest and factory oils were all fine and dandy for the mild to bloody hot conditions in Phoenix and Socal.

But here, I'm not sure. I want that engine protected while the oil is getting up to operating temps (I'm careful about driving below 3k and staying out of boost till oil temp reads at least 160. It takes about 5 minutes after I get rolling, and stratified start is complete by the time I get defrosters set, and Waze is up and running, and I have my belt on), and staying protected once warmed up. I'm not as concerned with reduced OCI (as long as it lasts 3k miles at least), or slightly increased oil temps, or slightly reduced gas efficiency (though one would think better engine efficiency due to oil would reduce gas consumption, so RC may be a good thing to engine component longevity).

So, a 0w40 or HD 5w30 seems to be what I want. My problem is the dilemma of riches. So much to choose from. I'm basically split between Motul x-clean EFE, Penzoil Premium, and Penzoil Ultra.

At this point, while I get the gist of the acronymns and such about the oils, I don't get the major differences between these oils. B/c of the cold conditions, I'm planning OCIs for a first change at 3k (like factory manual says for cars driven in "extreme" conditions), and additional ones between 3k and 4k miles. Maybe once spring hits and I've gone through a few OCIs, I'll send in a UOA.

I'm hoping this job lasts at max 1 year, and I can find a contract or permanent position at Lockmart nearer to where we live, but till then I want to mitigate against the rapid miles accumulation on this car. We can't afford to get rid of this car after only 5 years right now, so I don't want to wear out the engine. So engine protection is the absolute top priority for me in oil selection.
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Old 11-21-2018, 03:05 PM   #328
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So, a 0w40 or HD 5w30 seems to be what I want. My problem is the dilemma of riches. So much to choose from. I'm basically split between Motul x-clean EFE, Penzoil Premium, and Penzoil Ultra.

For an API SN HD 5W30, the new Rotella T6 5W30 Multi Vehicle is similar to ACEA C3 oils like Motul X-clean and Mobil 1 5W-30 ESP. Low ZDDP but a high HTHS and thicker viscosity. RT6 MV can be purchased from O’Reilly’s or NAPA.

For a 0W40, Wally World or Amazon will be your best bet. Mobil 1 and Pennzoil meet similar specs (VW, MB, and Porsche) with Castrol also meeting the BMW Long Life spec.

I wouldn’t run the Mobil 1 in a DIT since it has high calcium levels which has been shown to contribute to LSPI. Pennzoil’s Ca levels are only slightly lower last I checked. RT6 MV or a C3 oil will have the lowest levels.
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Old 11-26-2018, 10:40 AM   #329
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For an API SN HD 5W30, the new Rotella T6 5W30 Multi Vehicle is similar to ACEA C3 oils like Motul X-clean and Mobil 1 5W-30 ESP. Low ZDDP but a high HTHS and thicker viscosity. RT6 MV can be purchased from O’Reilly’s or NAPA.

For a 0W40, Wally World or Amazon will be your best bet. Mobil 1 and Pennzoil meet similar specs (VW, MB, and Porsche) with Castrol also meeting the BMW Long Life spec.

I wouldn’t run the Mobil 1 in a DIT since it has high calcium levels which has been shown to contribute to LSPI. Pennzoil’s Ca levels are only slightly lower last I checked. RT6 MV or a C3 oil will have the lowest levels.
I'll be doing the oil change this saturday (odo just clicked over 3k), so going to be hitting up NAPA or Advanced Auto this week.

Avoiding any LSPI is a big one on my list of desires. So I'll basically be good with T6 MV or X-Clean EFE then? Will stick with 5W-30 b/c the only mod this engine has is a Stage 1 93 OTS tune from Cobb.
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