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engine oil-which one to use?


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12-30-02, 08:07 AM   #1  
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engine oil-which one to use?

Hi, everyone:-
My car was registered in 1998. The handbook recommends a 10w-30 engine oil, but most of the major service centres are only supplying a 10w-40 engine oil (semi-synthetic I think).
Will this is be ok for my car?
or will it be harmful?

Also, which oil filters do they fit. I have heard that different oil filters can reduce engine wear by 50%. Is this correct?
Do they just fit the cheapest filter they can get?

thanks in advance.

 
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12-30-02, 10:44 AM   #2  
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Use only the grades that the owner's manual recommends.

You don't tell us what type of car it is, can't help you much......

 
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12-31-02, 02:08 AM   #3  
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DONT USE FRAM. they are worse than toilet paper. Get a decent K&N gold performance filter, built in METAL drainback valve with nitrile seals, 550 burst strength, comes drilled for saf t wire too. -Josh

PS many oil filters are made by the same manufacturerer under dif names, Penzoil filters are really fram crappo ones!

 
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12-31-02, 11:21 AM   #4  
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Depends on the car. I have GM cars and use simple AC Delco Duraguards you buy for about 2 or 3 bucks. The oil comes out spotless on the other end.

Less emphasis should be spent on fancy shmancy things and more on REGULARITY of service. That is key to better performance and longer engine life.

 
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12-31-02, 05:40 PM   #5  
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this is a very good study, but he didnt include bosch filters and many others, still pretty informative.

http://www.scuderiaciriani.com/rx7/oil_filter_study/

-Josh

 
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01-01-03, 03:28 PM   #6  
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Just stay away from the four letter word

FRAM, instead go with delco, motorcraft, wix,purolator.
Josh is right also stay away from pennzoil it's just a FARM in a with different paint on a FRAM can.

 
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01-01-03, 04:27 PM   #7  
Hey Rudy
Who sells the stuff in California? Is it in that name or another brand of name?

 
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01-01-03, 05:29 PM   #8  
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Advertising is not permitted on this forum, and I have removed Rudy's posts. You will have to contact Amsoil directly if you wish to buy their product.

Our forum doesn't permit advertising unless cleared through the webmasters first.

 
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01-01-03, 08:48 PM   #9  
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Who Sells This Stuff

Email me and I'll tell you. try [email protected] or call 1-800-317-5409

Originally posted by jun54e
Hey Rudy
Who sells the stuff in California? Is it in that name or another brand of name?

 
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01-02-03, 02:56 AM   #10  
550 psi burst strength???
Man, I thought I had great oil pressure with 55 on my old GMs!

I'm more with Joe F on this. Filter brand is much less important than how often you change your oil and filter. K&N makes good products but their oil filters always seemed like a lot of overkill to me.

 
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01-02-03, 07:10 AM   #11  
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Using good quality stuff and doing a rigorous program of regular service will mean long service life for a well-designed machine.

Holds true on just about anything mechanical in nature.

 
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