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Old 02 Oct 2007, 05:02 pm
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what kind of oils are most people running on there turbos,I just got an 05 turbo and starting to fix up,I know it says 5-30 just wondering what brands are preferred out there
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 08:32 pm
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Anything 5w30 that's full synthetic. I use Mobil 1 and my wife uses Castrol Syntec.
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 11:23 pm
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those are some of the brands that i am looking at but still doing research on them
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Old 03 Oct 2007, 06:37 am
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Agree w/Mean Green. I get the 5-quart jugs of Mobil 1 at WalMart - perfect for a change and cheaper than 5 individual quarts.
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Old 03 Oct 2007, 09:10 am
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if you're always in warm weather go with 10w30... if you're in all seasons get 5w30...

and they're right... go full synthetic: castrol syntec (especially the german stuff) and mobil 1 are good.
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Old 03 Oct 2007, 04:23 pm
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I use Mobil1 in all my cars and never have had a problem. You should use synthetic in any turbo because of heat and high reving.
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Old 23 Oct 2007, 10:15 am
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Glad the search feature worked for me this time. I was wondering about the synthetic oil. Now I know. Any favorite oil filter brands? I heard something about Fram filters being a pretty poor choice due to their construction. Thoughts?
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Old 23 Oct 2007, 10:21 am
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k&n and mobil 1 are good filters...

i decided to go with a 0w-40 mobil 1 oil - i'm in a cold climate but produce quite a bit of heat...
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Old 23 Oct 2007, 10:32 am
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Yup. I read a study where a guy bough all brands of oil filters, then cut them open to see how they were made. Compared the type and amount of filter medium, the construction of the bypass valve - cardboard!, plastic, and metal...
anyway, Mobil1 & K&N were the best. Fram "regular" were the worst. The Fram "extra guard" was not as bad. Purolator was a good filter at less cost than the Mobil 1 or K&N.
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Old 23 Oct 2007, 01:05 pm
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Thanks for the quick replies. I read that Jiffy Lube isn't the way to go. I guess their synthetic is some sort of "recycled" product. Anyone had issues with Valvoline Rapid Oil change? It's going to start to get cold here soon and I dont' have an insulated garage. That and it's right down the street from my house. Just curious if anyone dealt with their full synthetic.
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