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Engine oil recommendation

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Old 11-08-2010, 07:50 AM
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Default Engine oil recommendation

For those of you who have the 3.5, what engine oil do you use? I'm wanting to go synthetic and am not sure about the best weight or brand. I'm leaning toward 5W30 mainly because it is a good all around oil. Thanks.
 
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:01 PM
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The factory specs. suggest using 5-30.
I use this in the winter and 10-30 in the summer.
I run the thicker oil in the summer because it's a bit hot (easily in the 100 degree F range) where I drive.
I use regular mineral oil, but usually change it according to the severe conditions schedule in the FSM.
 
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:50 AM
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10/30 castoroil edge
 
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:36 AM
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I am using synthetic, using factory weight 5-30. as far as brand, i get whatever is the cheapest at the time i go to walmart in terms of FULL synthetic.
 
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:18 PM
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I use Amsoil 5w-30 full synthetic. Started using at 5K. With their filter, they guarantee 25K or 1 year on oil and filter. I (wife) puts about 8K mileage a year, so we do the 1 year change. Have been using in all my cars for over 20 years w/o any issues.

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Old 11-10-2010, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by 7-UP BILL View Post
I use Amsoil 5w-30 full synthetic. Started using at 5K. With their filter, they guarantee 25K or 1 year on oil and filter. I (wife) puts about 8K mileage a year, so we do the 1 year change. Have been using in all my cars for over 20 years w/o any issues.

www.amsoil.com
Nice, another Amsoil fan. I've used their 0w-30 for 3 years now in the Montero and love it.
 
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