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Old 07-26-2010, 05:24 PM   #1
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Best oil to use

Me and my friend were arguing about this all day on whats the best oil to use in my 97 Talon TSI. Any suggestions so i can put this to rest guys?
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:02 PM   #2
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Re: Best oil to use

There is a documented study out there about Royal Purple and the bearing relief the oil provides when compared to all other oils. I believe it is Royal Purple but I may be wrong. Amsoil is also a good brand.

Amsoil and Royal Purple are close: http://www.amsoil.com/lit/g2457.pdf

Some Royal Purple PDF: http://www.hrpworld.com/client_image...ader/516_2.pdf

I personally run Castrol Syntec full synthetic. If/when I rebuild my engine with forged internals I will run something different. Most of your known name brand oils will do just fine. When it comes to oil viscosity, you want a synthetic for colder climates.
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:06 PM   #3
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Re: Best oil to use

Allrighty so its deff a synthetic oil though correct?
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Re: Best oil to use

Yes, run nothing other than in your DSM. I wouldn't run anything other than synthetic even in a beater DSM.
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Sounds good man, thanks a lot
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:16 PM   #6
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Re: Best oil to use

To clarify I am talking about engine oil, not transmission, transfer case, or rear differential fluids. Those are a completely different story.
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Re: Best oil to use

I find a mix of coolant and oil provide the best lubrication.
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:19 PM   #8
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Actually, "Mac" (like you "mack" on anyone anyway), I find a mix of oil and locktite works best.

Obviously kidding, OP. Please do not go mixing coolant and/or locktite in your car.
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Re: Best oil to use

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Yes, run nothing other than in your DSM. I wouldn't run anything other than synthetic even in a beater DSM.
Do you have any evidence that shows dino oil is inferior to synthetic oil for use in a road driven DSM?
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Well obvisouly engine oil
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Re: Best oil to use

I have plenty...just not the time to look it up at the moment. Going to the hospital as my grandmother just got out of surgery.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:13 PM   #12
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Re: Best oil to use

Personally like Mobil 1.
Has anyone tried that new Penzoil synthetic oil?
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Re: Best oil to use

Last time I was home I noticed they have "high mileage" synthetic oil now... I have been running synthetics since (I think) the late nineties. I can remember when they started coming out with "high mileage" oils but now I wonder if I should switch to the high mileage synthetic... I have about 87,000 miles on a 97 GST. No aftermarket internals yet (Cams sitting on a shelf... ).

I also should say that my car sits for months at a time. I use stabil in the fuel, but not sure what I should do for engine oil...

One last thing to through out there: Lucas oil treatment? Thoughts? Maybe I should use the high mileage synthetic AND lucas?

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Re: Best oil to use

The only oil I will use any more is Brad Penn. After years of running Mobil 1 and having it darken and black after a couple hundred miles, I prefer putting 3k on this oil and still have it come out looking as if it was just put in.

It is Dino oil, but I have switched 4 cars over now from synthetic with no ill effects.
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Old 07-26-2010, 10:48 PM   #15
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Re: Best oil to use

I run Amsoil. As a dealer (what I am) or a preferred customer, it's priced well too.
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