Recent content by FrankN4

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    Thicker or thinner oils for '98 Cavalier?

    I have a 1999 Cavalier I bought new in December 1998. It has the 2.2L I4 and 3 speed automatic. I drove it home from the dealer and changed out the factory oil and filter while it was still hot. I put in Mobil 1 15W-50 and a Wix filter. That is what I use at every OCI. In now has almost 216,000...
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    Synthetic motor oil in your lawnmower??

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: superior_power</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: FrankN4</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style="color: #CC0000"><span style="font-weight...
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    i stuck my finger into my crakcase...change it?

    Definitely......change that don't know where that finger has been. <img src="/forums/graemlins/shocked2.gif" alt="shocked" title="shocked" height="15" width="15" /> <img src="/forums/graemlins/crazy2.gif" alt="crzy" title="crzy" height="15" width="15" />
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    What oil in older Rambler engine?

    I had one of these cars, new, off the showroom floor. It was a Classic 660. I used Castrol 20W-50 from the day I got it until the day I sold it. I put well over 100,000 miles on it. If it were mine, I would use, (1)Mobil 1 15W-50, (2)Mobil 1 10W-40 HM, (3)Valvoline 10W-40 MaxLife
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    4.3L Vortec V6 dino oil choice

    Moly DTC is, indeed corrosive. So are other adds used in motor oil. That means the add pack has to be "tweaked" to prevent corrosion. MaxLife full synthetic and MaxLife blend both have 300 PPM of Moly. Not especially high but higher than Mobil, Pennzoil, Castrol, average across the counter...
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    Opinions on running SuperTech Synthetic

    I do not know who makes the Super Tech base oil, who makes the add pack, or who blends it. They now package it in clear plastic bottles. I was looking at some at Walmart, and, it looked "milky" to me. There was a slight white residue in the bottom of the bottles. I at first thought it was just...
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    Is Durablend better than WB?

    I have had extreme service from the M1 15W-50 for the last 19+ years. <img src="/forums/graemlins/19.gif" alt="drive" title="drive" height="30" width="40" /> It appears that Valvoline took the Premium Conventional GP II base oil, added some(30%) Synpower GP III base oil and tweaked the...
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    Is Durablend better than WB?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: fdcg27</div><div class="ubbcode-body">That's all? </div></div> Well, because it has 30% GP III, the 100C cSt is very slightly higher,(10.84 vs 10.67) the 40C cSt is about 2 points lower,(69.74 vs 71.45) the HTHS is...
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    Is Durablend better than WB?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: FastSUV</div><div class="ubbcode-body">or is it hype? Similar additve pkgs? </div></div> It has more detergent in the add pack and it also uses a different detergent add pack than Premium conventional. It has 30% GP...
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    Synthetic motor oil in your lawnmower??

    Briggs and Stratton now recommends synthetic in all their engines. I use 10W-40 synthetic motorcycle oil in my John Deere with Kawasaki engine. It now has 1862 hours. I use 10W-40 synthetic motorcycle oil in my John Deere with Briggs and Stratton engine. It now has 52 hours. I use 10W-30...
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    what dino best VOA???

    I don't understand the meaning that the engine ran better on Pennzoil HM 30 grade than on MaxLife 30 grade. The MaxLife is WELL within the 30 grade spread with a 100C of 11.5 and a HTHS of 3.3. HDEO oils are going to have more ZDDP, but, they are going to have few or no FM. They are also going...
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    PENNZOIL PLATINUM, not a synthetic?

    It is a GP III hydro-cracked petroleum base. It is not a lab synthetic such as PAO or Ester. You might think of it as a super refined petroleum. Such oils are allowed to be advertised/marketed as Synthetic. Other oils in this category are Valvoline Synpower, Castrol Syntec, and I think...
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    what dino best VOA???

    Well...If you are asking about VOA, I will assume you know what each element that shows up on the VOA means. I will also assume you have something very specific you expect from/of an oil you may choose. I will also assume you have a specific purpose. I will also assume 5W-30 or 10W-30 are the...
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    Strongest oils

    In 30 grade: Mobil 10W-30 HM.......................3.66 HTHS, HD add pack Valvoline MaxLife synthetic 10W-30....3.60 HTHS, HD add pack Valvoline MaxLife blend 10W-30........3.30 HTHS, HD add pack In 40 grade: Mobil 1 10W-40 HM.....................4.1 HTHS, HD add pack Valvoline MaxLife blend...
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    Comments and Opinions on Oil Comparison

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gary Allan</div><div class="ubbcode-body">My comment is that if these are comparably priced synthetics ..then way too many people are doing 3k OCI's to even assemble this much data. </div></div> Greetings Gary When I...