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Thread: C5 Oil
- 02-27-06, 05:54 PM #16
Mobil 1, Royal Purple, Valvoline....all to close to call a winner. As long as its synthetic oil.
- 02-27-06, 10:49 PM #17
Originally Posted by Gary Meltonred lt4 w/corsas, hot cam, headers, hi flow cats, 52mm TB 343 HP/334.5 torque. '03 Z06 - Honker intake, 359 HP/ 347 torque
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- 03-22-06, 10:01 PM #18
Castrol, BMW, vs. Mobil 1
The wife has a BMW 325XI. The first time I got an oil filter cartridge in early 2004, (yeah, just the guts- no outer case!) The counter man at the BMW parts dept. offered to sell me the BMW full synthetic 5W30. I hesitated and asked how much are you getting for a qt.? He said $3.80 and said that it was made by Castrol. If you look under the hood of my wife's 2003 Bimmer, the oil filler cap says "BMW recommends Castrol" right on it.
I have had good luck with both Mobil 1 and Castrol with several different cars I've owned. I'd say I got slightly better mileage with Castrol over the long run. I calculate mileage at every fillup. I average 21 mpg. on my first generation LS1.
If you change your oil like I do at about 4000 mile intervals, the savings do add up, and both are premium products. The BMW oil is now $4.00/qt. while at Autozone, and Advance A P the Mobil 1 is like $5.60. At really 7 qt. an oil change, you save about $11.20 a change or $33.60/yr. if you drive 12,000 miles a year. That $ can go towards the never ending MODs budget, thanks to Eckeler's, Corvette Central, Mid America, etc.
Just a cheap old Yankee's opinion
- 03-23-06, 03:22 AM #19Dr C5 CorvetteGuest
Hi ,Please consider Amsoil 10w/30w synthetic go to there web site
www.amsoil.com and read there research on mobil 1 oil I think you will like it. They were the first in synthetic oils eliminates the sewing machine sound (lifter noise on start up) due to the oils adhesion properties. I have been using it in my oil cooled V Twin Motorcycle for 5 years it runs cooler and quieter as well a little better gas milage too ....Dr C5
- 03-23-06, 10:39 AM #20avacorvetteGuestOriginally Posted by Dr C5 Corvette
About 4 years ago there was a law suit lost by Mobil1. They sued because other synthetic oils were saying that they were fully synthetic when in fact they were not and used up to 50% fossil oil. Mobil1 is 100% synthetic the others are not. The only one I do not know about is Royal Purple. I'm sticken with Mobil1..just my $.02...
- 03-23-06, 06:27 PM #21
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- 03-24-06, 06:53 PM #22Gary MeltonGuest
This may help in the OIL discussion...
Finally, something we can all look at to compare our synthetic oil concerns with. The site is http://www.amsoil.com/ and my two month search has just been confirmed about many specific brands... thank you Dr. C5.
For those of us who prefer not to take the time to do the research, you have good reason to be content with Mobil 1 and I feel better about the Chev/Mobil Politics. But for me, I will take the final step and go with the oil that performed the best in every test.
Thanks again Dr C5,
- 03-25-06, 03:39 AM #23Dr C5 CorvetteGuest
My Pleasure, Facts, just the facts Sir!
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