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      You have no idea about engine development you have no experience in the industry, you are wasting everyone's time with your ignorant, illogical and irrational opinions.
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      The Fuchs Titan GT1 is cheaper than the Castrol Edge, and the Mobil 1 ESP is the cheapest of them all. Which one should I go for?

      http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-975-fuch...0-vw50700.aspx

      http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-713-cast...ngine-oil.aspx

      http://www.opieoils.co.uk/p-6362-mob...ngine-oil.aspx

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      Why would anyone put 0w oil in their caR? It just burns up like crazy. Run 10w30 year round, there's no reason not to.
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      Quote Originally Posted by DrBrutal View Post
      Why would anyone put 0w oil in their caR? It just burns up like crazy. Run 10w30 year round, there's no reason not to.
      Months ago a buddy got me a good deal on a large supply of Mobil1 0w-40 lol. Been running it since, and nope, haven't noticed any burning at all.
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      Quote Originally Posted by DrBrutal View Post
      Why would anyone put 0w oil in their caR? It just burns up like crazy. Run 10w30 year round, there's no reason not to.
      Answer : Winter.

      In jan-feb, the temp comes down to -25C even worse some rare times.

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      Quote Originally Posted by maxenar View Post
      Months ago a buddy got me a good deal on a large supply of Mobil1 0w-40 lol. Been running it since, and nope, haven't noticed any burning at all.
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      Quote Originally Posted by DrBrutal View Post
      Why would anyone put 0w oil in their caR? It just burns up like crazy. Run 10w30 year round, there's no reason not to.
      So should I switch from OW30? I do have to add a little oil between changes. Would this not happen with the 10W30? what is your oil consumption between changes?

      This thread has gotten a little to technical for someone who was just asking about recommended oil, lol!
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      Quote Originally Posted by maronha View Post
      So should I switch from OW30? I do have to add a little oil between changes. Would this not happen with the 10W30? what is your oil consumption between changes?

      This thread has gotten a little to technical for someone who was just asking about recommended oil, lol!
      Well, I normally used 10w30 in the summer and 5w30 in the winter (on my S40) and it was fine, I decided to put some 0w40 in one winter, and I burned through a quart in about 1.5K miles. I put in 5w30 and it was normal again... Never used 0w since. Even if it gets to -25F 10w30 or 5w30 is still perfectly fine. There's even a chart in the car manual which shows the stable temperatures for oil weights. Some of the DSM guys run 15w50 year round.

      You have to keep in mind. Any oil with a "W" in it, is technically a "winter" oil. The thicker an oil is, the better your compression will be, and the longer it will last (the oil life that is). The thinner it is, the more combustion gasses get past the piston rings and make it dirty. Newer cars (like new toyotas specifically) they use a 0w oil from factory because their clearances in the engine (pistons, bearings, piston rings etc etc) are so small that a thicker oil would lower the efficiency and actually lower fuel economy. In a car with high miles, you should really want to use a heavier oil since your clearances are only getting larger and larger over time, and the thicker oil will make up for the gaps that get larger and larger.

      This website will tell you a lot about oil.
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      So...

      Fuchs Titan GT1 vs Castrol Edge vs Mobil 1 ESP

      Can someone just pick one for me?!

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      Quote Originally Posted by DrBrutal View Post
      Well, I normally used 10w30 in the summer and 5w30 in the winter (on my S40) and it was fine, I decided to put some 0w40 in one winter, and I burned through a quart in about 1.5K miles. I put in 5w30 and it was normal again... Never used 0w since. Even if it gets to -25F 10w30 or 5w30 is still perfectly fine. There's even a chart in the car manual which shows the stable temperatures for oil weights. Some of the DSM guys run 15w50 year round.

      You have to keep in mind. Any oil with a "W" in it, is technically a "winter" oil. The thicker an oil is, the better your compression will be, and the longer it will last (the oil life that is). The thinner it is, the more combustion gasses get past the piston rings and make it dirty. Newer cars (like new toyotas specifically) they use a 0w oil from factory because their clearances in the engine (pistons, bearings, piston rings etc etc) are so small that a thicker oil would lower the efficiency and actually lower fuel economy. In a car with high miles, you should really want to use a heavier oil since your clearances are only getting larger and larger over time, and the thicker oil will make up for the gaps that get larger and larger.

      This website will tell you a lot about oil.

      Mobil 1 0w40 is actually thicker (in terms of kinematic viscosity) than Mobil 1 5w30 at all temperatures above -25 fahrenheit/-31 Celsius. Here is a graph of kinematic viscosity comparing Mobil 1 0w40 to Mobil 1 5w30 vs. temperature:



      p.s. I removed mobil 1 10w30 from the graph, but it is actually only thicker than mobil 1 0w40 below about +50 fahrenheit/+10 celsius. If your summer temperatures stay above +50F/+10C the 0w40 will be thicker than 10w30 even for the summer.
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      I couldn't wait any longer so I have gone for Mobil 1 ESP 5w-30

      5W-30 is the recommended grade according to the manual for the UK market. It doesn't get arctic cold here and it doesn't get scorching hot either so I guess its the correct one.

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      Quote Originally Posted by soupandspoons View Post
      Mobil 1 0w40 is actually thicker (in terms of kinematic viscosity) than Mobil 1 5w30 at all temperatures above -25 fahrenheit/-31 Celsius. Here is a graph of kinematic viscosity comparing Mobil 1 0w40 to Mobil 1 5w30 vs. temperature:



      p.s. I removed mobil 1 10w30 from the graph, but it is actually only thicker than mobil 1 0w40 below about +50 fahrenheit/+10 celsius. If your summer temperatures stay above +50F/+10C the 0w40 will be thicker than 10w30 even for the summer.

      That's interesting, thanks for sharing!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Token View Post
      So...

      Fuchs Titan GT1 vs Castrol Edge vs Mobil 1 ESP

      Can someone just pick one for me?!

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      Quote Originally Posted by TheViperMan View Post
      I don't EVER want to stand behind you in a Subway restaurant...
      Actually laughed at that comment!!

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      Quote Originally Posted by TWMn View Post
      Castrol Edge 5W-30 year around. Can usually get a good price getting the big jug and a qt. at Walmart
      Walmart has the large Jugs of Moble 1 ESP for $29. It's a true 100% synth.
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      Rotella T6 5-40 in the subaru and I'm now switching to that for the R. I get lazy and let the dealer do my oil changes in the winter. They've stopped using syntec and switched to mobil 1, i never have good results with mobil 1, since the switch in 3 oil changes i've had low oil, never with castrol syntec. My subaru ran smoother/quieter with the rotella. That is what the volvo is being switched to.

      also someone mentioned that 10w-30 was what they said volvo stated for their R, pretty sure my '05 specifies 5w-30. at any rate I'll be perfectly fine with 5w-40
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      Ahhhh, ive also had good results with Rotella!

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      I used 5w30 again this year.... but.... given our cars are HPT, I'm thinking it gets scorching hot under the hood.

      Would 5w40 be a better overall choice? Here in the UK the coldest temperatures are average -4 degrees Celsius, and recently the hottest temperatures have been over 30 degrees Celsius!

      So perhaps 5W30 is not providing enough protection when the car is warm?

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      Any opinions on redline oils for our caRs?

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