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Thread: Got rod knock? What oil were you using?

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2009-06-04 21:01:15
5w-30 mobil 1 full synthetic. car had 263k miles on the original DE though.

From what I'm reading about Rotella, I might have to try that stuff. Would it be okay for a turbo motor?
2009-06-05 22:25:37
Yes, diesel oil is made for turbos
2009-06-09 16:21:45
This might be old news, but I just read that quaker state q horsepower 5w40 the one certified for ferrari's is actually shell helix ultra. I'll have to give that a try some time later.
2009-06-09 16:33:37
Originally Posted by Coheed
The pennzoil has a high shear strenght. Um I would go with a 5w40 or 15w40 to start. Only run the 50 in the summer time when it is 75*F+

Question, here's the available grades per Penzoils website. (I can only fine 5w30 and 10w30 near me)


The German Castrol is at a local Pep Boys, but costs $7 a quart! Should I just get that and run that?

Should I start looking for that Rotella 5w40?
2009-06-09 16:55:53
Yes if you want to save money. Back here in the West Autozone is having a special on the Castrol Edge. Save $3 per quart! That makes it only $5/quart!
2009-06-12 17:23:46
i stoped using the rottela for now to see if my smoking condition goes away
2009-06-30 04:25:02
I think I am going to switch to amsoil....it cost less for me then M1, and have ran M1 for years
2009-06-30 12:53:55
Can the German Castrol 0w20 be used in any weather environment?
2009-07-06 04:47:52
I have just been made aware that the Rotella 5w40 is reformulated to meet the CJ4 standards now. Not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing though. Could be either one, since it required a reformulation to meet the CJ4 foaming and emissions standards.
2009-07-07 15:37:44
i run 0w-50 amsoil sso signature series oil with amsoil filter...only other oil i would run would be the eneos 0w-50 fully synth...none of that mobil 1 BS
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