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Old 04-26-2009, 02:07 AM   #1
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Default Valvoline vs Mobil 1!!!

Ive noticed most people here use and recommend using Mobil 1, as of now ive been using the Valvoline VR1 oil, and i was wondering if i should stick with it, or consider changing it. If so, why!?!?

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Old 04-26-2009, 02:08 AM   #2
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Oh, forgot to mention my mileage is about 92,130, and the car has an auto trans!!!
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I use Mobil 1 Conventional Baby

no real reason to use full synthetic if you don't need to.
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Out of the 2 I say Mobil 1. I have always used Royal Purple thou.
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I use Mobil 1 Conventional Baby

no real reason to use full synthetic if you don't need to.
I didn't know Mobil 1 even produced a conventional oil. I thought they were synth exclusive. Thanks for the info AZ.
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For most drivers, the Motorcraft 5w20 is fine. If you drag race regularly, want to extend drains or live in a very cold climate, maybe then a synthetic would be appropriate.
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Longevity is the main factor for me in using Mobil 1. I use it in my ****-ant DD because I only log about 7500kms per year so I only change the oil once. I haven't changed it since last June and won't again until June of this year. The oil has only darkened a half shade and I haven't had to top up once. The oil costs $38 for 4L and the filter is $10. That's a small price to pay knowing that I'm doing all I can to extend the life of my motor. Again, I'm a guy that uses higher quality stuff than is required strictly for the peace of mind. Subconciously I feel the motor runs smoother as well. Why run dino when for $50 a year I can run one of the best lubricants going and be sure I'm doing one of the most basic preventative maintenace measures in the book? Synth for all my rides...
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I use mobil 1 synthetic. Its cheap at walmart.
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Hmm, apparently the only reason it seems you guys use mobil 1 is because its a matter of personal preference and pricing, not because its necesarely better than valvoline, guess im sticking with it then.
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no its not "better", there is pretty much no difference between any synthetics
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