I'm new here, and after doing a quick sweep, there is no consensus-favorite oil to use?

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I've never used Castrol, strangely. Not that I have a logical reason, my father just told me it would sludge stuff up because it did so in the 70s maybe. He was always a big Valvoline fan, so I inherited that I guess. I've heard rumors of Castrol sludge and varnish here and other places online, but part of me still wants to try this forbidden fruit of oil. I do remember Castrol advertising the absolute most as a kid on TV in the early 2000s with the Nickelodeon slime style sludge commercials.




I still enjoy changing oil.
Castrol cleared the sludge out of my engine. Got my truck which had some in there and started using Castrol and have used it since I bought it. Works great. Not saying other oil would not do that but Castrol proved it is good so I keep using it. Valvoline is good too and it was the first oil so that is definitely a thing to remember it’s lasted this long so it must be good.
 
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So the OP created a fake account to ask a question here, with the hope that someone would suggest Fram filters and WPP oil, so they could tell us we're wrong?

I suspect he is our ford edge friend or one of his minions. I'm not sure we will be hearing from the OP again.
 
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I understand this is a troll thread, but my favorite oil is whatever is on clearance and yet still Dexos approved.

RGT- after rebate $1 dollar a quart. Loved that oil too.

Mobil 1 - when they were running their rebate three years ago. $2 dollars a quart.

Pennzoil Platinum - $2 dollars a quart after rebate.

Quaker State Ultimate Durability - $2 dollars a quart on clearance

Valvoline Modern Engine - $2 dollars a quart on clearance and probably my biggest bargain after seeing it for $12 a quart on Amazon

Castrol Magnetic - free. Someone gave me a case free. Loved it too

And if there is no rebates or clearance sales going on, it’s Super Tech at $14 for five quarts.

Oh, and I never would have known or heard about rebates and oil clearance sales, if not for THIS place. So thank you Bob is the oil guy. I have over 60 quarts of oil sitting in my garage...all name brand stuff, paid $2 or less for each quart. Oh, and now I’ve learned of Kirkland oil...so I did learn something new on the troll thread.
 
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Great oil !! We call it Shell Helix Ultra 5W40 over here, but it’s the same stuff.
A GTL synthetic with all the Euro OEMs A3/B4, BMW LL-01, MB 229.5 and Porsche A40.
And it’s API SP too, a rare oil thh he at combines it with the euro approvals
 
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No need. If a brand new member comes in and asks a reasonable question and doesn’t fly off the handle with insults and gobbledygook then they will be welcomed by everyone.
Is there a minimum of insults before you get banned? Old gadget threw out a few on his “first” thread, yet he’s still around, i.e., he is still welcomed.
 
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I think it’s a real thread I don’t feel it’s a troll thread. You can still view the OP profile so he isn’t banned or on vacation. Hopefully he will get a good oil for his car.
 

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I think it’s a real thread I don’t feel it’s a troll thread. You can still view the OP profile so he isn’t banned or on vacation. Hopefully he will get a good oil for his car.

You clearly missed the absolutely awful posts he made that were removed. He's likely on a temporary vacation, which is why his profile is still visible and he hasn't responded.
 
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You clearly missed the absolutely awful posts he made that were removed. He's likely on a temporary vacation, which is why his profile is still visible and he hasn't responded.
I seen them in the post that got those quoted. The name calling and everything. I thought when one went on vacation you couldn’t view their profile either. Shows him being active at like 10 last night.
 

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I seen them in the post that got those quoted. The name calling and everything. I thought when one went on vacation you couldn’t view their profile either. Shows him being active at like 10 last night.
That makes sense, he was probably given a 24hr "time out". He made this thread ~1PM yesterday and it didn't immediately go in the crapper, I think clean-up happened just before 7?

Not sure how banning works on the new forum in terms of profile viewing. I can see profiles of members I know were banned (various reincarnations) still so..... 🤷‍♂️
 
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