I've always been stuck on Castrol Syntec. I've wanted to do the switch to full Motul but it's quite expensive
Thought I'd start one here. So which oil is everyone using?Since we're on the topic of oil changes I though maybe someone here could get a thread going on brands and types of oil to use from those brands since I know some people swear by specific brands and grades of oil.
Gear heads swear by Motul.
It's a shame that their oil contains zero moly, despite the name, lol. My preferred additive in motor oil is Moly, but oddly enough Liqui Moly doesn't use it. Our factory fill oil comes with boatloads of Moly, Red Line and Motul use copious amounts of Moly much like our factory fill levels, some other brands use it at lesser levels, too bad Liqui Moly doesn't have any in their formula or I'd consider it. I'm sure it is a good oil though.Always with "Liqui Moly" "Simply the Best oil"
I know its pricey but this German made oil never let me down~!!!
Stick with what you like and what works for you. It can still be a great oil but I just found it odd that the name and formula don't necessarily match. I believe they only weight they add moly to is 10w40 for some odd reason. There are many great oils without moly but I prefer it if at all possible.Darn it~ I've been fool for last 5years???
anyhow....I've noticed more smooth, silky drive and less engine noise with liqui moly...
oh~ and also getting more mileage(about 2miles) with my old 2005 highlander.......since than I'm stick with liqui moly and happy ^^
Mobil1 is a great oil, they have come up with some great formulas over the years. For some odd reason they get a bad wrap on the internet and particularly with Honda owners for some reason. But they are one of the few manufacturers to pass the extreme RDX specification for Honda a few years back HTO-06, and got Honda's endorsement for that turbo motor in 5w30 viscosity, and the vehicles rolled off the assembly line with Mobil1 oils.I've only used full syn Mobil1 in all of my cars since 1993. Never ever had any engine problems, despite stretching change intervals out longer than they should have been.
I get 5 qt jugs at Walmart for about 25 bucks. Throw in a decent oil filter for 6 bucks, and every oil change is not much more than 30 bucks. Do I like doing it myself? No. Jacking up the car and cleaning up afterwards is a PITA, but I've never paid anyone to do an oil change, probably won't start now. I don't even know how much a full synthetic oil change costs.
Ah the missing moly is being added by this MOS2 additive. It can't hurt if used in the appropriate concentration, check the recommended mix level as our sumps are kind of small. It is TUV approved so it is supposed to work as advertised. Don't go overboard with additives, if you add a few more cups of sugar to a cake recipe it doesn't necessary taste better, same thing with additives. Moly is a good additive to provide extra protection when boundary layer film strength is broken down and you get metal to metal contact. It may also leave a bit more wear protection between starts. At worst it may do nothing, at best it may help a bit in some instances.I add 300ml Liqui Moly Anti-Friction Oil Treatment every oil changes....you think it could help??? and any opinion?