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Old 07-24-13, 05:50 AM
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My service station changed my oil and filter for my 2007 Corolla.
He put 5w-30 Oilzum in the car. I cannot find anything about this except memorabilia.
I did find a link where the mod said this is an excellent oil and is highly recommended by the API.
I know it was made I Worcester MA in the 50's but that is all I can find.
What can you tell me about it and is it safe for my car?
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Peter
 
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Old 07-24-13, 06:23 AM
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I did a quick google search and found a company called Dennison Lubricant in Lakeville, MA makes or sells the stuff.

I know nothing about this oil or company, so I can't say if it's good or bad.
Their site claims to have been around forever (pre-date ford model T).

Edit:
Looking through their site, I'm seeing this company has ties to BP and the Castrol name.
The Oilzum branding was apparently purchased in the mid 2000's.
So what you got is probably the same or similar to most major brands.
 
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Old 07-24-13, 06:31 AM
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Yes, and I appreciate your efforts.
Perhaps someone else may have some additional knowledge of the product.
I just want to be sure it is safe for my car as I have since left MA or MD and cannot go back to discuss it with him, comfortably.
Peter
 
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Is the oil rated SM or SN ???

You should have questioned the fluid when you were told what they used... even better tell them ahead of time what you want.

I hate to think what filter they installed .....
 
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Old 07-24-13, 11:38 AM
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Any oil that meets specs (and I'm pretty sure they would have used the right spec) will be fine. There are many local old name brands in different regions. Some people will swear by this brand or that synthetic but even the car manufacturers don't care (in MOST cases) as long as it meets spec.

I'm bad about changing my oil (but not about checking the level) and I've never had any sort of lubrication related issue with any vehicle.
 
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Old 07-24-13, 11:48 AM
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My issue that its synthetic and that may not be what you used in your car... or did they use the multigrade?

I know its a big debate about adding synthetic after the fact with leaking seals and what not...

I only use synthetic for high heat situations on air cooled stuff... Harley, generator, mowers...

Cars get dino and changed at 5k....

In the past I have had cars leak from putting in synthetic.. It has good cleaning properties but when you wipe away gunk from seals in older cars you are asking for trouble..

Just my opinion is all..... Dont want the whole oil debate here...

OILZUM motor oils by Dennison Lubricants deliver quality, performance and value
 
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Old 07-24-13, 12:05 PM
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I know what you mean and I understand about a long debate. All I can say is I have seen some places where Oilzum is mentioned as both synthetic and regular oil.
I do not know how to reach him but did tell him while in MA. I wanted a regular oil change with 5w-30 and he said he understood and would comply.
I guess the deed is done either way and I was looking for some information I could not find.
Thanks for your help.
Peter
 
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Old 07-24-13, 12:20 PM
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Oil changes are cheap... i would get it out asap and use what you always use... I am also a beliver of using the same oil for the cars and never change brands....

Im a mobil 5000 guy and mobil syn for air cooled stuff.
 
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Old 07-24-13, 03:06 PM
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I appreciate your point of view and it is logical.
I Googled Dennison lubricants and found their home page. From there I was able to call them and get my information. At the price I paid, it had to be regular, not synthetic, although they make both.
They explained who they ship to and a lot about their product.
Thank you all for your advice helping me clear this up.
I was afraid I had made an mistake.
When I think about it, I remember the name back I the 50's when I lived in MA.
 
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