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JT

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Message Posted: May 30, 2010 12:01:03 AM

What type of oil do you use in your primary vehicle?
Petroleum based
Synthetic based
Mixture of the two
Don't care; whatever the shop changing my oil uses
Don't care; whatever is cheapest
Don't know; I didn't know there was a difference
NA

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MoTown44240
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2013 11:17:53 AM

Synthetic based
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iwannavet
Champion Author Kitchener-Waterloo

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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 9:00:43 AM

Petrolium based.
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LonghornBubba
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 7:25:18 AM

Petroleum based
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sonicmustang
All-Star Author Alberta

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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2013 7:00:07 AM

Synthetic based
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ranger1169
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2012 3:17:53 AM

Mobile pure synthetic
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iwannavet
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2012 7:52:30 AM

5 w 30
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achung53
Veteran Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2012 11:02:46 AM

Petroleum based
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Tanner_1
Champion Author Virginia Beach

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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2012 7:49:45 PM

Synthetic based
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pcprof
Champion Author Austin

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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2011 2:30:29 AM

Petroleum based
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awillisant
Champion Author Mississippi

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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2011 4:28:19 PM

Synthetic
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HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Dec 22, 2011 3:32:45 PM

10-30
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jwalkerh
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2011 5:56:48 AM

Petroleum based
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googlee
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Message Posted: Nov 7, 2011 6:45:56 AM

Petroleum based
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kag2010
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2011 12:23:32 PM

Fully synthetic.

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Fuelish_One
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2011 10:16:02 PM

Fully synthetic.
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tjc09f
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2011 9:21:07 PM

I don't know.
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hhval2
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2011 12:05:35 PM

Mixture
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kag2010
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Message Posted: Aug 17, 2011 1:51:42 PM

synthetic

[Edited by: kag2010 at 8/17/2011 1:53:03 PM EST]
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estroh
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2011 12:26:10 AM

Synthetic based
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estroh
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2011 12:50:18 AM

Synthetic based
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RoxannaAl
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2011 9:32:04 PM

10-30
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pennygasON
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2011 9:48:00 AM

Don't care; whatever the shop changing my oil uses
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PusaKuting
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2011 9:26:25 AM

synthetic
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Need_Batteries
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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2011 4:48:51 PM

Synthetics for sure especially in the winter when mines parked outside. I notice that the valvetrain is nice and quiet during cold startups...no ticking sounds whatsoever unlike the dino stuff. That said, I always wait for the sales.
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Egrijalva
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2011 12:15:21 PM

synthetic
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GasGuzzlerOH
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2011 12:31:00 AM

I only use Quantum Blue products and Aces IV in the fuel tank.

[Edited by: GasGuzzlerOH at 6/27/2011 12:35:16 AM EST]
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fedtx
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2011 6:07:57 PM

I really do not know the difference but my husband uses valvoline
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777Aviator
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2011 6:00:28 PM

Syn
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bja0030
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2011 8:54:08 PM

PENS 10-30
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HardeepWA
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2011 12:30:38 AM

Less Expensive.
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Message Posted: Jun 9, 2011 8:14:45 PM

10-30
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mattsage
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2011 12:01:58 PM

Synthetic based
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dongo50
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Message Posted: May 22, 2011 7:13:18 AM

mobil 1 with lucas treatment added.
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pkhdonovan
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Message Posted: May 21, 2011 5:06:03 PM

no idea
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elt
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Message Posted: May 21, 2011 4:30:02 PM

parcel synthetic
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g747
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Message Posted: May 13, 2011 12:32:40 AM

Mobil 1
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DonDon83
Rookie Author Virginia Beach

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Message Posted: May 10, 2011 6:21:06 PM

the cheapest. I use to use the most expensive gas thinking it would make my car perform better but it sounds and drives the same.
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ZL1
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2011 1:53:47 AM

The least expensive.
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LonghornBubba
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2011 11:16:36 AM

Petroleum based
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pennygasON
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2011 10:57:55 AM

Don't care; whatever the shop changing my oil uses
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DB2008
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2011 10:52:52 AM

cheapest synthetic I find
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FinoGal
Rookie Author Colorado Springs

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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2011 2:27:12 PM

My current vehicle has a blend of natural/synthetic oil. In my prior vehicles I put only synthetic oil in. This cost me less over time because I could drive more mile between oil changes. I have made an effort to read about the latest research regarding oil life in newer vehicles and I have extended my oil changes between 5,000 and 7,000 miles with these new oil formulations. Saves me money!!
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marziya
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2011 8:59:51 AM

Only Ethanol free gas!
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nyuknyuk49
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2011 7:04:59 AM

Petroleum based
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dongo50
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2011 7:04:08 AM

mobil 1.
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murfstoe
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2011 6:29:46 AM

synthetic
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bigmac77
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2011 6:22:03 PM

Synthetic blend
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PathfinderSC
Champion Author South Carolina

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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2011 6:04:17 PM

Castrol GTX 30
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wrunner
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2011 12:52:37 PM

Petroleum based - 5W-30
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pkhdonovan
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2011 2:03:24 PM

whatever the mechanics puts in it
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g747
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2011 1:56:56 PM

Mobil One Syntheic Oil.
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