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.
 

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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...'
 

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Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
MB 229.5 smile
If I were given one guess as to your choice, that was it. wink
 

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

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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 thumbsup
 

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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.
 
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Price is most important! No way a $5 dollar quart will outperform a $20 quart of racing oil. Think with your dipstick Jimmy!
 
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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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