View Poll Results: What kind of engine oil are you using?

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  • Shell

    6 5.00%
  • Castrol

    41 34.17%
  • Nulon

    14 11.67%
  • Mobil

    19 15.83%
  • Penrite

    17 14.17%
  • Home Brand

    0 0%
  • Car manufacturer specific Oil

    4 3.33%
  • Other

    19 15.83%
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    What kind of engine oil do you use?

    I thought I would ask this question as I am about to get my car serviced and I don't like the oil I have now

    Engine: 4A91 MIVEC

    Current oil:
    Factory stuff

    Previous oil:
    Factory stuff

    Feeling:
    Was ok, but now that it is close to service time I have noticed a slight lack of power through mid-range and it's a bit noisy now at idle


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    Engine: SR20DE+T

    Current oil: Royal Purple

    Previous oil: Royal Purple, pretty much used all them.

    Feeling: the Royal purple is been ok so far tends to not braeak down as fast as some of the others.


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    ......all that work and still not enough killer wasps, So i'm in the hunt for more.....

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    Engine: 1.9 commonrail turbo Diesel

    Current oil: Mobil 1 Full Synthetic

    Previous oil: Mobil 1 Full Synthetic

    Feeling: a lot, its a Diesel! Seriously now, this is seriously good oil. Bloody expensive, too... Changing every 15,000km.
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    Engine: z18xe

    Current oil: neo platnium

    Previous oil: as above

    Feeling: nothing at the moment
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    Engine: c25xe

    Current oil: penzoil semi-synth

    Previous oil: mobil1 semi-synh

    Feeling: doesnt stick as much when it cools down so taps a little on first startup in morning
    Sure, we dont have to worry about viking raids or scurvy anymore, but instead we make a daily routine of sitting in flimsy, fibreglass (or metal) boxes full of gasoline which are propelled in opposing directions on the freeway at velocities matching that of low flying aircraft.

    This is a roundabout way of saying that cars are dangerous....

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    Engine: z22se

    Current oil:
    Shell Helix Plus 10w40

    Previous oil:
    Shell Helix Ultra 5w40 (used during colder months)

    Feeling:
    Since I change my oil every 5000 km's I tend not to go for the expensive stuff. Engine runs very smoothly and recently when I changed the timing chain I was impressed with how clean the internals were.
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    Engine: Z20let

    Current oil: Fuchs Titan Super GTO Full syn

    Previous oil: Fuchs Titan Super GTO Full syn

    Feeling: I change my oil every 5000km.
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    Engine: z22se

    Current oil: Cheapy full syn 10w/40

    Previous oil: fuchs full syn 15w/40

    Feeling: no difference as it gets changed every 5000km
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    Everyone is jumping on the 5000 km bandwagon ..
    '02 Astra 2.2 SRi

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    Engine: L15A

    Current oil: Penrite 5w/50

    Previous oil: Castrol Edge 0w/30

    Feeling:No difference between oils IMO, ticking on start up went down when changing to higher visc oil but.



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    Engine: Z18XER

    Current oil: GM Oil

    Future oil: Prob Penrite 5w/40 or something like

    Feeling: GM oil feels cheap and nasty..
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