M1 or GC......again

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My '00 VW GTI 1.8T will be due for an oil change by this weekend. It will have 50,500 miles on the clock by the weekend. I have plenty of M1 & GC on hand. I would appreciate the BITOGers' opinions on which one to use. They are both the API SL version, if that would sway any opinions. The oil will be in service for approx 12 weeks, which is how long it takes me to rack up 5000 miles. Daytime temps. here in North Alabama during those 12 weeks will be 80°-90°F. I do 95% highway driving at avg. 65 mph. I don't really have a favorite oil between the two. My VW doesn't seem all that picky about oil. So, I will tally the BITOGers' votes at the end of the week, & which ever oil wins, that's what I'll pour in. [Smile] Vote away!
 

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Originally posted by ToyotaNSaturn: In the heat of the south, where it rarely gets below 65°F, for only 5000 miles or so, why not just use Delo 400 15w-40? [Cheers!]
Because I already have the other two & I'm not going to buy anymore oil until I deplete my current stock...translated = wavinwayne is a cheapskate. [Big Grin]
 
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LOL! Well, then my vote is for M1. You'll always be able to find M1, but may not always able to find GC. For only 5K, M1 gets my vote. Scorecard: M1: 1 GC: 0 Woohoo! 2000 posts!
 
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I just peeked under the valve cover of a 1.8T that pretty varnished up at only 30K miles [Frown] .It has probably ran dino up to this point. I recommended that M1 0W40 be used from here on to the owner. It's the only oil i've seen that clearly states that it cleans varnish and sludge formed it high temperature applications. It will keep your engine in tip top condition [Cool] and it's widely avalible.
 

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If the M1 is 0w-40 use it. My roomate's GTI 1.8T runs well on M1 0w-40. Otherwise GC is a good choice. Actually, overall, GC is a good choice, but Id probably go with a 40 wt oil in that engine. JMH
 

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Originally posted by shanneba: You didn't mention if the GC was the real green stuff. If it is run the M1 and save the GC for the highest bidder.
Yep.....the GC is M03 vintage green. [Razz] Wow, I can't believe GC has not earned a single vote. [Wink]
 

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I like to keep my iron where it belongs and not in the UOA so I'm voting for GC. [Cheers!] [Patriot]
 
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GC 7,543,269,871,449 votes um-m-m...what was the other choice again? [Big Grin] PS Mark my words, feed your GTI anything but the Sweet Elixer of Love and Freedom from Friction and it will throw up [Freak] ...don't say I didn't warn you! [No no]
 
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Their has been a Florida recount. M1- 999,999 999,999 999,999 999,999 999,999 GC- 1.00 [Big Grin]
 
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Originally posted by buster: Their has been a Florida recount.
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Mobil 1 votes: 999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 99999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 GC- 1:D

You cheated...you didn't use separate key strokes... [No no] you...you...you Mobil lover, you!
 

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The white flag is out....1 lap of voting to go & it's M1 0w40 by a mile..Oh, My!!!....can GC pull off a miracle before the finish?
 
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