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    Recommendations for an oil with excellent “clean up” properties?

    Thanks for the helpful responses! The link to the thread about HPL’s Engine Cleaner sent me down a rabbit hole with lots of interesting reading on other threads too. Because I recently changed the oil, I’m leaning towards using that (after removing some oil from the sump) but have a...
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    Recommendations for an oil with excellent “clean up” properties?

    What oil would you recommend as having very good ‘clean up’ type properties for a newly acquired older car with some varnish / discoloration deposits? (170,000 miles with an unknown oil change history.) There’s no sludge, just more discoloration than in other vehicles I own with the same...
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    Seeking guidance: What is the best choice in MBZ 229.3 or 229.5 oils for these particular circumstances?

    Thank you for sharing such a clear, concise, and knowledgeably formulated answer! That's VERY helpful information... and deeply appreciated. Thank you for your response, but: May I kindly remind you that ignorance is simply a lack of information, whereas stupidity is an inability to utilize...
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    Seeking guidance: What is the best choice in MBZ 229.3 or 229.5 oils for these particular circumstances?

    Thank you for your replies – I truly appreciate when you guys explain your reasoning and rationale in coming to your recommendations. That really helps to educate & inform people like myself and others! Maybe I’m a Luddite / dinosaur, but I still (unnecessarily?) resist the idea of 0w-xx oils...
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    Seeking guidance: What is the best choice in MBZ 229.3 or 229.5 oils for these particular circumstances?

    Thank you, I appreciate your input. It seems nobody else wants to pipe in here about alternatives to M1. I've used M1 for many years, but since reading about how Mobil went with lower quality base stocks a few years ago, I was hoping that there may be a better choice... especially for my cars'...
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    Seeking guidance: What is the best choice in MBZ 229.3 or 229.5 oils for these particular circumstances?

    What a fantastic resource this site is! I’ve been reading a lot, but am still not clear on what would be an excellent choice for my application and circumstances… other than a generalized “as long as it meets the specs”. I’ve used Mobil-1 for many years, but decided to look at others too. I’d...
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