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post #1 of 16 Old 07-09-2006, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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mobil 1 or Pennzoil Platinum?

Hi, i run mobil 1 synthetic in my Acura Tl and Scion tC. i have a new 2006 Accord Coupe. i have read some good things about Pennzoil Platinum. many say it runs smoother and quieter than Mobil 1. Many say that Mobil 1 does run noisy in some cars. which one would you run? any opinions?

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first think you should try is searching... IMHO

secondly, here's an interesting thread (different board tho)



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I just put in Royal Purple syntheic and love it. I've used it before on my old Mazda6 and the results are the same. Just plain excellent in feel vs dino.

I've used in previous cars

Mobil1
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They are just not as good imo.

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I don't think you can go wrong with either one. PP is also less $$ than M1.
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Does anyone still change the oil at the regular intervals with synthetic oil? if so why even use it?
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I plan to leave my Syn oil in for at least 8k.

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Does anyone still change the oil at the regular intervals with synthetic oil? if so why even use it?
People do. Synthetic oil starts out cleaner than dino oil, but it still gets dirty. Just because it's better oil doesn't mean that it's bad to replace it just as often. It's just like that thing about needing V-rated tires because they are better than H-rated tires

I use dino oil, but if I were to use synthetic oil I would not extend the intervals too far. If you're using it to save money, you're not going to extend your OCI's to a point where you can offset the extra cost of the oil. If you're using it for extra protection, I would say that leaving dirty oil in the car for longer isn't doing that much good. Sure it holds up longer...but dirty oil is dirty oil. And have you seen how filters hold up over 10K miles? Most that I have seen don't....they turn to paper mache.

Our ML320 uses synthetic due to sludging. I replace it and the filter every 5K, at a cost of $80-90 (filter $30 + 9 quarts of M1). It's driven kind of harsh by my mom (doesn't really know much about taking care of cars, warming up, etc), and it's half city and half highway. Why? The filter doesn't hold up, and it's for peace of mind.
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Holy crap. 9qts?

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Holy crap. 9qts?
Yup, my dealer receipt charges me 9 quarts M1 0W-40 at $5.50/quart = $49.50. It's not too bad, I think the capacity is 8.5 qts.
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If you decide on Pennz Platinum, checkout your local Home Depot for a great price. Yes, Home Depot. $2.60/QT


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I'm sure they are both great oils. I just installed M1 5W20 in my car, seems to run a bit smoother than with the old dino juice. I also use M1 in my motorcycles, been doing that for a long time, and I do my own maintenance on the bikes, so I get to see the cam lobes and the engine internals, and they never have shown any abnormal wear. YMMV. I don't think you can go wrong with any good synthetic oil.
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I'm using Mobil 1 ever since on all our cars. I have not used PP but if what you read on write-ups are true with regards to making engine run quieter, then there must be something special going on in PP oil which is very good.

Either way you go... it should turn out just fine. I might be trying Royal Purple on my next oil change... I'll keep you posted on how it is compared to Mobil 1 (if I ever see a noticable change)
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Speaking of M1...

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Wow, Honda IS smart enough to realize that turbos need synthetic! No doubt, consumers still won't use it since the law says they don't have to...unless they get it for free. I do believe Honda is wrong in saying that they can just not cover something that was caused by using the wrong oil.

Those people might know a thing or two about oil but most of them are pretty clueless about how their cars work...they couldn't figure out for the life of them why synthetic should be used for a turbo engine
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Wow, Honda IS smart enough to realize that turbos need synthetic! No doubt, consumers still won't use it since the law says they don't have to...unless they get it for free. I do believe Honda is wrong in saying that they can just not cover something that was caused by using the wrong oil.
So it's like sayin, why use honda/acura z1 atf if you can use a compatible dexron mercon??? People who can't maintain their car should never own one

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