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GAGTSCTGuy
07-20-2004, 08:07 AM
Which Mobil 1 oil should I use, I've found these different types:

Mobil High Perf
Mobil 1 Synthetic
Mobil 1 Drive Clean

SC/TGrandAm
07-20-2004, 08:09 AM
i use mobil 1 synthetic in my 02 and in my old 99, id have to say its good stuff.

eric99gt
07-20-2004, 08:10 AM
your car is fairly new so i would use mobil one synthetic

RedGT2004
07-20-2004, 08:16 AM
Mobil 1 Synthetic you can get it a 5 quart container at walmart for $20.

GAGTSCTGuy
07-21-2004, 05:33 AM
Thanks guy, I took your advice, and put the Synthetic stuff in....


Mobil 1 Synthetic you can get it a 5 quart container at walmart for $20.
Good call, I went and picked it up their. You saved me five bucks :metal: , which is what going to AutoZone would have cost me.

tammikm
07-21-2004, 11:50 AM
I use castrol syntec right now in my car, 80,000 KM. Could I switch to mobil 1 synthetic without screwing anything up? I know its not good to switch brands of oil.... but I heard that Mobil 1 synthetic is the best....

shoretsuHADAN!
07-21-2004, 12:13 PM
whatever you do never use pennzoil... trust me on that one

tammikm
07-21-2004, 01:24 PM
why not use penzoil? and anyone know if its ok to switch brands of synthetic oil? castrol to mobil 1???

thanks

erimar77
07-21-2004, 01:48 PM
i use mobil 1 synthetic and i've got about 30 extra miles to the tank now on gas milage

Craig99SE2
07-21-2004, 03:47 PM
i use mobil 1 synthetic and i've got about 30 extra miles to the tank now on gas milage

Alrighty-then! :rolleyes:

Where do you people come up with this stuff?

john_ertw
07-21-2004, 05:24 PM
why not use penzoil? and anyone know if its ok to switch brands of synthetic oil? castrol to mobil 1???

thanks


There is no problem switching brands. Even mixing will not cause problems. Neither will switching from dino to synth or from synth to dino.

I would switch without hesitating. For more info on oil see the fourms at www.bobistheoilguy.com
That's probably the best oil related website on the net.

john_ertw
07-21-2004, 05:27 PM
i use mobil 1 synthetic and i've got about 30 extra miles to the tank now on gas milage

Alrighty-then! :rolleyes:

Where do you people come up with this stuff?

This could be possible. What brand of oil and viscosity was used before. Thinner oils lead to better milage.

More likely though is a change in driving habbits to gain a whole 30miles.

Craig99SE2
07-21-2004, 05:44 PM
While 1-5MPT may be possible ... 30MPT ain't EVER gonna happen from an oil change ... sorry! More of a fluke than an improvement.

Silver02EX
07-22-2004, 08:25 PM
whatever you do never use pennzoil... trust me on that one


Funny how I have 130,000 miles on my Saturn and it's been running on Penzoil / Quaker Sate all it's life.... I guess I better switch to something else then. :rolleyes:

john_ertw
07-25-2004, 07:22 AM
While 1-5MPT may be possible ... 30MPT ain't EVER gonna happen from an oil change ... sorry! More of a fluke than an improvement.

I agree it is very unlikely going from one 5W30 to another, but if he went from a dino 15W40 or 20W50 (unlikely I know) to a synth 5W30 it may happen.

But as I said, more than likely it was a change in driving habbits (or even a combination of new oil along with several other changes... air filter, plugs, etc... don't know all the background)

zhd1000
07-26-2004, 10:16 PM
so i have been running castrol gtx for the past couple of changes and my car has almost 48k.. is it ok to switch to mobil 1? would it even make a difference at this point? and is there a better filter to use with a synthetic oil, or is the filter that is recomended ok?

Sir Cujo
07-27-2004, 06:48 AM
so i have been running castrol gtx for the past couple of changes and my car has almost 48k.. is it ok to switch to mobil 1? would it even make a difference at this point? and is there a better filter to use with a synthetic oil, or is the filter that is recomended ok?

Switching will not cause a problem. No special filter is required for synthetic oil use. Which filter is best is an extremely debateable subject.

Gold99HO
07-27-2004, 07:57 AM
i thought swicthing would make the LIMs leak... am running Semi synthetic now