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View Poll Results: What Brand of Motor Oil Do You Use?
Amsoil 85 10.30%
Castrol 72 8.73%
Dealer 51 6.18%
Havoline 5 0.61%
Mobil 288 34.91%
Pennzoil 85 10.30%
Quarker State 31 3.76%
Royal Purple 84 10.18%
Vavoline 75 9.09%
Not Listed 49 5.94%
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:42 PM
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Mobile 1 has never let me down.
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Need to add Rotella to the list... Shell has the most affordable and durable synthetic for diesels on the market... Valvoline, after you read the blurb leaves questions...
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I can buy Amsoil as an Amsoil dealer so if my Dodge dealer says that it is ok for the lifetime warranty that is what I will run in my new 08 5.7 HEMI. I run it in my bike also. Some of their oils can be run for 1year or 25,000 miles the only other oil that i know of that has that kind of quality is Mobil1 some of their oil can be ran for up to 15,000 miles. Mobil1 tested it to 25,000 and said it was good but they are afraid to back it that far. You never know what people will try to get away with when you say you'll guarantee something. I will also run a WIX filter, oh there we go, another disscussion.

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Been using mobil 7500 mile syn in both......06 Charger R/T an 05 Daytona Ram since new..... pretty clean after 8000 miles.......i'll be using it in the 09 Ram.....yes i do lmao 8000 mile change.
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Wix filters? Um... Wix filters?
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i use amsoil. i work at an oil changing place and we have people coming in that get mobile 1 to put something else in because it's gunking up their engines. i kinda have to agree because i've stuck my finger in where u add the oil just to see if they knew what they were talking about and i've pulled up nothing but gunk
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i got my truck with almost 15k miles and idk what was put in it except for pennzoil 10w-40 *yuck* . i changed my pcv valve at 20k because it had gunk on the end of it and i switched to amsoil. i now have close to 40k miles now and i checked my pcv valve the other day and its clean as a whistle
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Mobil 1 for me also--never had trouble with it.
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Excerpt from http://www.nordicgroup.us/oil.htm (the paragraphs below can be found near the very bottom of the page/link)

API Certification, Phosphorus & ZDDP
Never use a non-API certified synthetic oil (there are many of these on the market). The problem with the non-API certified synthetics is that they contain too much phosphorus (in the form of the additive ZDDP (Zinc Dialkyl Dithiophosphates)). The API has limited the amount of phosphorus because phosphorus shortens the life of the catalytic converter. These oils are fine for snowmobiles, motorcycles, and older cars that don't have a catalytic converter, and the extra ZDDP does provide additional wear protection. Unfortunately, the marketers of some the non-certified oils do not explicitly and honestly state the reason for the lack of API certification. You can check the status of API certification on the API web site. Be certain to go not just by the manufacturer name but by the actual product as well. This is because a manufacturer will sometimes have both certified and non-certified products. Suffice it to say that Mobil 1, Royal Purple, Castrol, & Havoline all make synthetic oils that are API certified and that can be purchased at auto parts stores and other retail outlets. Amsoil has one product line, XL-7500 that is API certified, but it's other lines contain too much ZDDP to be certified and should not be used in vehicles with catalytic converters.

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Amsoil actually makes some very good products. The negative image of Amsoil is due to their distribution method (MLM) and their marketing approach. If Amsoil products were competitively priced with Mobil 1 and other synthetics, and if I could buy them in a store, I would not hesitate to use their XL-7500 synthetic as opposed to Mobil 1. What upsets me about Amsoil is that they didn't disclose until recently (and then it was by accident) the real reason that their oils (except for XL-7500) are not API certified. In the past they came up with all sorts of bizarre excuses about the reason for their lack of API certification and this greatly contributed to the distrust that people have of the company.
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There is but one oil on the market I would use; AMSOIL IN EVERYTHING.
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