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ACK help me decide on an oil... to many choices!


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#1 TheMeatWagon

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Posted 06 September 2004 - 07:08 PM

Okay so i tried doing a search and looked around and there are to many choices. I want a general concensus... an mpfi turbo ea-82 with around 40k on the rebuild what should i use. Ive tried searching but it sucks so please dont yell at me for it. thannnnnnnnnnnks...

#2 86subaru

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Posted 06 September 2004 - 08:45 PM

castrol dura blend 10-w-30 , 9.80 5 qt at wal-mart , that is what i use, i change it every 6,000mi and a good filter

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Posted 06 September 2004 - 08:49 PM

:cool: i live right by wallyworld... hahahaha well then again doesnt everyone... but thanks ill head up there tomorrow.

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Posted 06 September 2004 - 09:06 PM

well that is just what i use, other board members might use other brands just my opinion

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Posted 06 September 2004 - 09:17 PM

Castrol GTX or Valvoline; for a turbo, 10w-30 is what I've read.

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Posted 06 September 2004 - 11:25 PM

Chevron Dello400 15w-40:)

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 06:18 AM

can you run chevron dello 15-w 40 in a non turbo'; ? like my 88 spfi dual range wagon non turbo ?

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 12:35 PM

I use the Parts Plus or Napa store brand oils (both are valvoline) in 5-30 weight. No pressure problems, no leaking oil pump. Change it every 3-4k and twice a year I flush using a cheap oil filter, a quart of ATF and top off w/ oil mentioned above. Run it aroung 75-100 miles, drain and refill (new, quality filter, of course) and voila...clean engine.

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 12:45 PM

Chevron Dello400 15w-40:)

2nd vote for Chevron 15w-40. I'm running it in my '86 carby wagon with no problems. I like Wix oil filters as well.

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 08:49 PM

I would think 15w-40 would be a bit thick to run on an engine that's been rebuilt that recently, although that would depend on two conditions: climate, and what sort of oil pressure the engine is building. In a hot climate, or if the oil pressure is marginal, I'd go with the 15w-40. I would only recommend that oil in that case though, because if you are using a thicker oil and it's not needed to keep the engine alive or prevent burning, then it's just creating extra drag and lowering the efficiency of the engine.

My personal preference, which I've come by from listening to chatter on the board, is for Castrol GTX (for a dino oil). In my customers' cars, I generally run Citgo oil unless another brand is requested, since it's still better than Chevron or the like, but doesn't cost that much. Regardless of the brand, I normally use 10w-40 in summer and 10w-30 in winter. However, when I switch to Mobil1 synthetic in my newly rebuilt engine, all they've got is 10w-30, so I'll run that year round since it's got darn good oil pressure.

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 08:55 PM

mobil one!_!
buy it at walmart for 18.88 for a 5 quart jug.
or just throw a dart at the parts store for conventional
blends are bull ****

i gained 2 mpg on average, when i put mobil one in my spfi wagon

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 10:59 PM

Good ol' Mobil 1 10W-30 gets my vote - the turbo cars are a lot harder on oil than the N/A's are...

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 11:03 PM

ya, theres a reason vipers, come with it, and anything else will void warrantee.
good oil is good insurance.

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 11:50 PM

I would think 15w-40 would be a bit thick to run on an engine that's been rebuilt that recently, although that would depend on two conditions: climate, and what sort of oil pressure the engine is building. In a hot climate, or if the oil pressure is marginal, I'd go with the 15w-40. I would only recommend that oil in that case though, because if you are using a thicker oil and it's not needed to keep the engine alive or prevent burning, then it's just creating extra drag and lowering the efficiency of the engine.

My personal preference, which I've come by from listening to chatter on the board, is for Castrol GTX (for a dino oil). In my customers' cars, I generally run Citgo oil unless another brand is requested, since it's still better than Chevron or the like, but doesn't cost that much. Regardless of the brand, I normally use 10w-40 in summer and 10w-30 in winter. However, when I switch to Mobil1 synthetic in my newly rebuilt engine, all they've got is 10w-30, so I'll run that year round since it's got darn good oil pressure.

the Dello400 15w-40 like many other Diesel spacific oils are great, and better than many dino oils out there, quite possibly the best oil you can get without going synthetic. all the cars at my house use Dello400 ( Ford f-150, Toyota Camry, Acura Integra Acura Legend, VW Scirocco, and my suby. ) we also had a ford van that used it, ask around it is a very good oil...ad its not to thick...i run 20w-50 in my VW during the summer. :)




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