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Posted 05 October 2003 - 09:04 PM
Posted 05 October 2003 - 11:04 PM
I use Valvoline 10W40 partial synthetic in both my cars. I can't say they run better or anything like that, but when I took my valve covers off my Legacy last summer, the valvetrain was spotless, so I'm not going to change something that works. Because of that, I use the same in my XT...
Posted 06 October 2003 - 12:09 AM
Posted 06 October 2003 - 08:21 PM
Posted 07 October 2003 - 08:32 AM
I use 5W-50 in summer and 0W-40 in winter.
Under extreme heat and load, there is no doubt that a synthetic has the potential to perform, and a mineral oil the potential to break down. This may not be vital to everyone, and I wouldn't urge anyone to pay more for oil than their needs dictate. However, I regularly visit the redline on my tacho, and Mobil 1 lets me do it without feeling guilty
I drain and replace every 6k miles, filter included. Playing very safe yes, but many replace at 3k, which is definite overkill.
Posted 07 October 2003 - 12:11 PM
Originally posted by sprintman
Don't change without doing an Auto-Rx clean to remove contaminants in order to get the max benefit of the M1 or whatever.
I found this: http://www.auto-rx.net/index.html
But it says it's a transmission cleaner, is it okay to put in the crankcase too?
Posted 07 October 2003 - 06:41 PM
Posted 07 October 2003 - 07:20 PM
When I replaced the head gaskets on this engine at 118k miles I was amazed at the cleanliness of the engine. I don't know if it is a fair comparison but this engine was certainly cleaner internally than anything I had ever worked on.
The most important synthetic oil characteristic to me is cold start flow. I may even switch my junker over to a cheap synthetic to get this benefit. The increased oil flow at startup when it is near 0 F seems to quiet things considerably. The sound the 2.5 used to make with penzoil and a fram filter at those temperatures made me cringe.
Posted 07 October 2003 - 07:43 PM
Posted 07 October 2003 - 07:59 PM
Posted 07 October 2003 - 11:13 PM
Posted 08 October 2003 - 11:06 AM
My 2002 2.5 Leagcy GT: Mobil 1 15W50
If I can find it, i'm switching my 2002 to Mobil 1 Delvac 5W40.
Posted 08 October 2003 - 07:05 PM
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