Choosing Next Oil

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I come and go on this forum, mostly reading but I do like to hear opinions on my next oil purchase. I will admit that I am an oil snob and like to use the boutique oils, even though I'm changing oil at approximately 7k miles per the oil reminder. I'm also a water and coffee snob, according to friends and family. haha

Vehicles: 2006 Ford F150 4.6L V8 and 2017 Honda CRV 1.5L Turbo (still under warranty, but not worried about using other oils *knock on wood*)
Current Oil: High Performance Lubricants Passenger Oil, 0W-20
Previous Oils: Schaeffer 0W-20 and Amsoil 0W-30
Location: Phoenix, AZ

I choose one oil for both vehicles. I want to use a 5W-30 this go around and I do have to worry about LSPI with the CRV. So what do you think? Stick with High Performance Lubricants or venture off to something else?

Thanks,

Vince
 
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I would just go name brand 5w-30 / 0w-30 full synthetic. I don't see the benefit of buying boutique oils.
 
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My two Fords run very smooth and quiet on Valvoline HM FS 5W30, both originally spec'd for 5W20. This oil is thin for a 30 grade so I don't worry about flow, and it is SP certified for LSPI.
 
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Hello Neighbor.

0w-20 isn't particularly great in that 1.5L Turbo:

Do you have any issues with the oil level rising between changes (with fuel dilution)? That being said im sure thousands upon thousands of these vehicles are being run with 0w-20 and will likely live a long time. Personally, I'd try a Euro 5w-30 and see how it runs. The extra viscosity wont hurt anything in our Phoenix heat.

The Ford wont care what you put in it realistically.
 
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Haha, some good response. I know I'm wasting monies with the boutique oils, just something I've always done with my vehicles. I'm not a big fan of the whole "schmamsoil" so that's why I moved onto HPL after reading about them here. I'll look into the ones mentioned though, I do have a little time to make a decision.

I saw HPL HDMO mentioned. I'm always so worried running that in the CRV since I have to worry about LSPI and it not being dexos. Would it be a concern?
 
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Haha, some good response. I know I'm wasting monies with the boutique oils, just something I've always done with my vehicles. I'm not a big fan of the whole "schmamsoil" so that's why I moved onto HPL after reading about them here. I'll look into the ones mentioned though, I do have a little time to make a decision.

I saw HPL HDMO mentioned. I'm always so worried running that in the CRV since I have to worry about LSPI and it not being dexos. Would it be a concern?
High moly cancels out high calcium.

The 10W20 is very shear stable, with excellent range, viscosity, HTHS, all that stuff, for both your engines.
 
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