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Old 07-05-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
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Which oil is a better choice for my car? Penzoil full synthetic or Mobil 1 full synthetic. I use 5w-30 and it's for my 2011 5.0. My car is modded so I want good engine oil. Of those two which is better. Thanks!
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Oh stirring the pot bud. Both oils are good my dad uses pennzoil for years and I use mobile one. Both oils will protect ur motor I just like the 15000 mile guarantee with mobile 1 even though I never get to 15k miles between changes.
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Oh stirring the pot bud. Both oils are good my dad uses pennzoil for years and I use mobile one. Both oils will protect ur motor I just like the 15000 mile guarantee with mobile 1 even though I never get to 15k miles between changes.
Thanks for the response. Reason why I ask, is I've been using Mobil 1 on my car since I got it but I don't have to much money to spend and autozone is running a special on Penzoil this time and not the Mobil 1. So it'd be nice to save some money but if they're a huge difference then I wouldn't mind spending the money for the mobil 1.
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I would say u can go pennzoil for one oil change especially since I imagine u change oil probably around 5k
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:01 PM   #5
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Re: Oil change question

x2 with stirring the pot.

Traditionally I use Mobil 1 in anything that I drive (my new 5.0 replaced a very heavily modified '03 SRT4 that was 300whp at 24psi) but, methinks as long as you stay synthetic you will probably be fine.

I think where you start running into issues is when you start swapping in dino oil.

TL;DR, if you run synthetic, stay synthetic. Not sure if brand makes a huge difference.
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x2 with stirring the pot.

Traditionally I use Mobil 1 in anything that I drive (my new 5.0 replaced a very heavily modified '03 SRT4 that was 300whp at 24psi) but, methinks as long as you stay synthetic you will probably be fine.

I think where you start running into issues is when you start swapping in dino oil.

TL;DR, if you run synthetic, stay synthetic. Not sure if brand makes a huge difference.
Gotcha, thanks for that info.
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x2 with stirring the pot.

Traditionally I use Mobil 1 in anything that I drive (my new 5.0 replaced a very heavily modified '03 SRT4 that was 300whp at 24psi) but, methinks as long as you stay synthetic you will probably be fine.

I think where you start running into issues is when you start swapping in dino oil.

TL;DR, if you run synthetic, stay synthetic. Not sure if brand makes a huge difference.
What if this will be the first time I've used synthetic. Should I flush and clean out the old oil first?
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What if this will be the first time I've used synthetic. Should I flush and clean out the old oil first?
No need to flush just drain completely and add the new synthetic. I like amsoil synthetic myself! It is a true synthetic unlike some others that claim to be synthetic.
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Well the ******* at autozone who told me they have penzoil available sold them before I got there. Lol. Ended up getting the Mobil 1 full synthetic and Mobil 1 filter.
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Re: Oil change question

I've had real good luck with the K&N oilfilters. they have a 1/2" nut on the end, makes removing them easy.
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I've had real good luck with the K&N oilfilters. they have a 1/2" nut on the end, makes removing them easy.
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