View Full Version : Time for an oil change...suggestions?
05-14-2008, 06:30 AM
Next time i get paid im'ma change mah oil....
My 1998 zx2 has abour 145,000 miles on it. I'm MUCH more worried about longevity and durabilty than performance.
My step-dad says we can just put in what he puts in his Charger, but i'm not so sure...>_>
05-14-2008, 06:35 AM
sae 10w 30 works the best
its up to you if you want synthetic or not
synthetic is a little better on the motor with higher miles
it just depends on how much you drive it
Im using amsoil 5w30 and an amsoil extended life filter at 125000
I am pushing this one to see how the oil reacts.
It claims 10,000 mile changes(both filter and oil)...we will see.
05-14-2008, 06:43 AM
I've used supertech 5w30[dino or synthethic] all the car's life. 105 ish thousand miles It is a pretty damn good oil, cheap too. Sometimes i get Motorcraft semi-syn 5w20 or 5w30. ANother good choice. 5 quart jug's are cheaper btw... And, I thought 10w30 was too much for the VCT?
05-14-2008, 06:56 AM
i use castrol gtx 5w30
05-14-2008, 09:09 AM
you should get synthethic any good name brand like castrol thats what i use 5w30
05-14-2008, 09:29 AM
I use Pennzoil High Mileage 5w30 in all of my cars. No issues at all, no sludge, oil goes 4000 miles and still looks good, could go 5000 but I don't.
It's in a bronze-colored bottle and is a good price.
05-14-2008, 10:37 AM
I have 179k on mine. I run Motorcraft or Penzoil platinum 5w20 with a Motorcraft FL2005 filter.
05-14-2008, 05:29 PM
I've been using Mobil 1 Synthetic nearly since I bought the car. I can still go 5000 miles between changes on my turbo car without issue.
05-14-2008, 10:20 PM
Don't use a 10-30.
The oil is thicker when cold for no good reason. Critical flow is reduced at that time.
0-20,5-20,0-30,5-30 are good choices. Mix them if you want to to split the difference.
Full synthetic oil is best for long oil change intervals and turbocharged engines. For 3-5,000 mile changes, a dino or semi synth is great.
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