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Poll: Engine Oil Poll

What Engine Oil do you use and why? Please include the weight of the oil.

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#1 Wicked

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Posted 03 March 2020 - 09:18 AM

Which Engine oil do you use and why? Scientific answers would be helpful here.


Edited by Wicked, 04 March 2020 - 09:16 AM.

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Posted 03 March 2020 - 09:19 AM

I'll start. I use RLI with a Wix filter as suggested by Dyson Labs after submitting my oil analysis of Drivendt40 and a denso filter.


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Posted 03 March 2020 - 11:20 AM

I'll start. I use RLI with a Wix filter as suggested by Dyson Labs after submitting my oil analysis of Drivendt40 and a denso filter.

I also use RLI and wix filter. There was several years ago extensive research done with test analysis data that showed RLI and Amsoil did the best job reducing wear..


Edited by hunter, 03 March 2020 - 11:22 AM.

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Posted 03 March 2020 - 11:50 AM

Been using Rotella 15w-40 in my built motor. Will be switching over to Extreme Racing Oil in 15w-40 after seeing some awesome results and the much better additive package


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Posted 03 March 2020 - 01:28 PM

Great poll. Please add Castrol.

 

I use Castrol TWS 10W-60. Ester based, great film strength for high temps here in the Caribbean. Used it in my stock engine and after run-in with Red Line as recommended by Dave, I went back to the Castrol


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Posted 03 March 2020 - 07:34 PM

Amsoil. I always used Mobil 1 on my previous vehicles but the GTR gets nothing but the best, Amsoil 5w40. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Posted 03 March 2020 - 09:57 PM

Liqui Moly...my shop recommends it and my UOA reports have been great.


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Posted 03 March 2020 - 10:29 PM

I also use RLI and wix filter. There was several years ago extensive research done with test analysis data that showed RLI and Amsoil did the best job reducing wear..

Dido... been using Amsoil for many years (Mobil 1 just doesnt measure up anymore) with WIX.
Over two dozen oil analysis done.

Edited by Gdzilla_, 03 March 2020 - 10:30 PM.

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2009 R35 Premium Edition 'GDZILLA' / Ivory Pearl / Ebony / brought home Sept. 8th 2008 / weekend warrior
2006 Solstice 'EMILEY' / Olympic White / Ebony on Suede / for those 'Top Down' summer days
2014 GMC All Terrain Sierra 4x4 'C2SKYE' / Summit White / Ebony Faux Carbon Fiber / trailer hauler
1999 Vulcan Nomad 'TAZ' / Pearl Boulogne / Candy Arsenate Green / quick weekend get-a-ways
2008 Vulcan Classic LT 'PEARL' / Crystal Pearl White / Metallic Titanium / quick weekend get-a-ways for the wife
2019 Tucson Ultimate AWD 'POLRCUB' / Winter White / Ebony on Beige / Wife's daily driver
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Posted 04 March 2020 - 04:58 AM

Amsoil 5w50. Baldwin oil filter. Cut open wix, baldwin, stock and baldwin was noticeably heavier duty.

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Posted 04 March 2020 - 09:18 AM

I also use RLI and wix filter. There was several years ago extensive research done with test analysis data that showed RLI and Amsoil did the best job reducing wear..

 

If you could provide a link to that, it would be great. Thanks.

 

Great poll. Please add Castrol.

 

I use Castrol TWS 10W-60. Ester based, great film strength for high temps here in the Caribbean. Used it in my stock engine and after run-in with Red Line as recommended by Dave, I went back to the Castrol

 

Added to poll.

 

Liqui Moly...my shop recommends it and my UOA reports have been great.

 

Which shop and what company did the analysis?

 

Dido... been using Amsoil for many years (Mobil 1 just doesnt measure up anymore) with WIX.
Over two dozen oil analysis done.

 

What company did the analysis?


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Posted 04 March 2020 - 09:43 AM

reading through all these i feel like i may be using the wrong weight oil in mine lol

 

been running motul 5W40. changing roughly 3-4k miles since thats about all i put on a year since i got the car.

 

it's stock still so i assume thats the discrepancy. i believe most people change to other weights when using E85 and heavy track use.


Edited by FPenvy, 04 March 2020 - 09:43 AM.

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Posted 04 March 2020 - 01:36 PM

I use Mobil1 0W-40. Pretty stock engine. I use it because Nissan recommends it:)


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Posted 04 March 2020 - 01:49 PM

reading through all these i feel like i may be using the wrong weight oil in mine lol

 

been running motul 5W40. changing roughly 3-4k miles since thats about all i put on a year since i got the car.

 

it's stock still so i assume thats the discrepancy. i believe most people change to other weights when using E85 and heavy track use.

 

I'd recommend an analysis from Dyson Labs........not blackstone.

 

I use Mobil1 0W-40. Pretty stock engine. I use it because Nissan recommends it:)

 

I'd take a look into if that formulation has changed :wink:


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Posted 04 March 2020 - 01:57 PM

 

I'd recommend an analysis from Dyson Labs........not blackstone.

 

 

 

get it tested as a precaution/knowledge or are you saying i'm using the wrong oil? lol


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Posted 04 March 2020 - 06:24 PM

RLI - seen and done test results. WIX filters.

 

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Posted 04 March 2020 - 08:37 PM

Mobil 1, changed religiously at 5000kms (3100 miles) with OEM filter on my last car which was a daily driver for 6 years including Canadian winters.....in contact with the new owner and the car is still running strong with well over 100,000 miles on stock engine....car is FBO with pump gas.

Now have a 2017 and so far have been using Mobil 1 again but am open to change so I will be following this thread!
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Posted 04 March 2020 - 08:52 PM

What company did the analysis?


Polaris Laboratory - for over 10yrs

Edited by Gdzilla_, 07 March 2020 - 03:53 PM.

Current Stable:
2009 R35 Premium Edition 'GDZILLA' / Ivory Pearl / Ebony / brought home Sept. 8th 2008 / weekend warrior
2006 Solstice 'EMILEY' / Olympic White / Ebony on Suede / for those 'Top Down' summer days
2014 GMC All Terrain Sierra 4x4 'C2SKYE' / Summit White / Ebony Faux Carbon Fiber / trailer hauler
1999 Vulcan Nomad 'TAZ' / Pearl Boulogne / Candy Arsenate Green / quick weekend get-a-ways
2008 Vulcan Classic LT 'PEARL' / Crystal Pearl White / Metallic Titanium / quick weekend get-a-ways for the wife
2019 Tucson Ultimate AWD 'POLRCUB' / Winter White / Ebony on Beige / Wife's daily driver
'EMILEYII' / Solstice battery powered ride on car / White / daily driver for my daughter
'GDZILLAII' / R35 GTR battery powered ride on car / White / weekend warrior for my daughter
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Posted 04 March 2020 - 08:57 PM

Mobil 1, changed religiously at 5000kms (3100 miles) with OEM filter on my last car which was a daily driver for 6 years including Canadian winters.....in contact with the new owner and the car is still running strong with well over 100,000 miles on stock engine....car is FBO with pump gas.
Now have a 2017 and so far have been using Mobil 1 again but am open to change so I will be following this thread!


Once you pull the specs and compare Mobil1 and Amsoil Signature Series 0W40 (catalog # AZFQT) then you can make a sound decision.
I used to be an avid user of Mobil1 but made the switch many many years ago.

Current Stable:
2009 R35 Premium Edition 'GDZILLA' / Ivory Pearl / Ebony / brought home Sept. 8th 2008 / weekend warrior
2006 Solstice 'EMILEY' / Olympic White / Ebony on Suede / for those 'Top Down' summer days
2014 GMC All Terrain Sierra 4x4 'C2SKYE' / Summit White / Ebony Faux Carbon Fiber / trailer hauler
1999 Vulcan Nomad 'TAZ' / Pearl Boulogne / Candy Arsenate Green / quick weekend get-a-ways
2008 Vulcan Classic LT 'PEARL' / Crystal Pearl White / Metallic Titanium / quick weekend get-a-ways for the wife
2019 Tucson Ultimate AWD 'POLRCUB' / Winter White / Ebony on Beige / Wife's daily driver
'EMILEYII' / Solstice battery powered ride on car / White / daily driver for my daughter
'GDZILLAII' / R35 GTR battery powered ride on car / White / weekend warrior for my daughter
1999 R34 Gtt Skyline / White / Ebony / Sold

 

 


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Posted 05 March 2020 - 09:05 AM

I started using Mobile 1 0W-40 on my 2013 GT-R then made the switch to Amsoil 0W-40 Signature series. Now I'm only using Amsoil 0W-40 on my 2018 Nismo GT-R. Both cars using Nismo oil filter. I will be sending in an oil analysis on the next oil change on the Nismo.


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Posted 05 March 2020 - 09:25 AM

RLI - 5w40 low ash with WIX filter.


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