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Old 04-25-2005, 02:00 PM   #1
 
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Best Oil and Filter???????

well guys the new motor has 500 miles on it so its time for first oil change....what brand oil should i buy and what filter is best???
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I like my Wix filters. Whatever you do don't touch fram...

As for oil, I think oil is oil. I use either valvoline or pennzoil.
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i heard penzoil is like a perofen oil..something that makes wax or something
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had some guys from southwest research tell me that with synthetics there is almost no difference, but with dino there is plenty and in their research castrol gtx faired the best. pennzoil was at the bottom of the spectrum, valvoline was near the top.

I also use wix filters, if you perfer NAPA or something, they are the same. Napa Gold=WIX. Oreillys sales wix, i dont know who else does.
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Yeah I've heard that about pennzoil too, supposedly its parafin based and will get nasty if it sits for a while (i think). I've had my valve covers off and it was so clean in there I could eat off of it so I don't really see where they're coming from.
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I like Wix filters and for oil I use Valvoline for my standard type oil and
Mobile 1 for synthetic.
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I like Wix, Mobil 1 and AC Delco for filters. Oil in my gas engines is always Castrol GTX or TropArtic, if it can be found. I run Shell Rotella T in the diesel.
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I usually try to run Wix or AC Delco filters, sometimes STP which looks identical to the AC. There are actually only 3 or 4 major manufacturers.

I run Castrol Syntec Blend in the S10 and GTX in everything else unless I dont have any money, then I run the cheap stuff.
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cool guys good info.....i went with a wix Napa goldfilter and Valvelene 10w-30
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i live on the edge and run fram filters only!!

also i run castrol or quaker.
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oh yeah wix also makes the carquest premium filters.
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I've always run Fram filters and Castrol GTX with no problems what-so-ever.
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i heard fram was cheap filter, o well everytone seems to go with wix....so its all good i looked into those K&N filters but coulden't bring myself to spend 12 bucks on something that gonna get tost in 500 miles
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the claim is the oil return valve is weak allowing oil to flow back but i call BS when i took mine apart and saw for myself how it is design but as always to each their own opinion.
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I prefer Hasting Filters and Royal Purple Oil..... This is the only Oil and Filter we use in our family of vehicles.....
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I use a Wix filter and run Rotella T. Most people think Rotella is just for diesels, but it clearly states that it can be used in gas engines.
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Shell Rotella and Delo 400 are both very popular among the diesel crowd. For full synthetics, most of the oil-burner guys like Red Line, Royal Purple or Amsoil. A bypass filtration system is also popular.
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