What ONE thing reveals the most about an oils qlty

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If you had to choose one...
AND, which is least important?

That it says 'synthetic' on the bottle

The mfr approvals (dexos, MB-229, VW-502 etc)

regulatory certifictions (API, ACEA, ILSAC etc)

The approvals it advises it 'meets'

Brand trust
 
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Manufacturer approvals
Regulatory certifications
Approvals it says it meets
Marketed as a synthetic oil

In that order. Though I don't necessarily agree that any or all of these speak to the "quality" of the oil as in your title.
 
MB 229.5
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Originally Posted By: Hokiefyd
Though I don't necessarily agree that any or all of these speak to the "quality" of the oil as in your title.


You are correct. I should have presented it as, 'Of these...'
 
Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
MB 229.5
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If I were given one guess as to your choice, that was it.
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Originally Posted By: morepwr
On sale!


LOL!! How could I forget that one. Its just as important as any.
 
Originally Posted By: morepwr
On sale!

But how does that reveal the oil's quality? Most oils go on sale now and then, both good and bad.
 
Originally Posted By: Hokiefyd
Manufacturer approvals
Regulatory certifications
Approvals it says it meets
Marketed as a synthetic oil

In that order. Though I don't necessarily agree that any or all of these speak to the "quality" of the oil as in your title.


Yup, that's my list too
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Originally Posted By: dparm
Why does it have to be one thing? Haven't we established that it's all of those things put together?


Hey, it's your world, list however you'd like dparm.
 
Price is most important! No way a $5 dollar quart will outperform a $20 quart of racing oil.

Think with your dipstick Jimmy!
 
Originally Posted By: bullwinkle
Whether it is FAR or not!


Given that any current spec oil is a pretty decent oil, the above is a real consideration.
OTOH, I prefer my FAR Ultra to my FAR Maxlife Nextgen or FAR G-Oil, although I've used all three and have two of the three in cars right now.
 
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