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#1 2017-02-21 18:14:37

Saabaru_19
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From: ColoRado
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Oil choice

I have always had a very good experience with liqui-moly in my audi, and I have some 5 quart jugs still laying around. Does anyone know if it would be comparable to redline or should I just try to sell it?


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#2 2017-02-21 18:21:52

ikbrown
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Re: Oil choice

Liqui-moly? Never heard of it. Is it a 5w30 oil?


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#3 2017-02-21 18:39:59

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Re: Oil choice

Yea it's Germany made. It's supposedly the best you can buy for an Audi so I'm hoping it would be the same for non German? I've never used redline myself


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#4 2017-02-21 19:23:47

ikbrown
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Re: Oil choice

I've used Castrol 5w30 and Rotella 5w40 in my Saabaru. Had both oils tested at Blackstone Labs and had good numbers with both. I've used Redline for the tranny and rear diff though. I know others do like it for the engine oil.


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#5 2017-02-21 23:27:12

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Re: Oil choice

molybdenum is an additive for many motor oils.  As for what to put in your car, stick with what's on the cap, 5-w30, unless you are deep into the mods.  Most will just advise to stay away from Mobile 1 due to how it acts once at temp.  Otherwise, just let your car tell you what it likes.  If one oil leads to over a quart of consumption then try another.  Maybe the engine sounds quieter with one type over another...


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#6 2017-02-22 10:43:42

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Re: Oil choice

I appreciate it, thanks for the info guy's. I'm not sure what it has now so I'd like to change it. I'll keep everyone posted on the liqui-moly


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#7 2017-02-23 10:59:36

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Re: Oil choice

Can confirm that Mobil 1 is less than ideal in this engine. I had heavy oil consumption when using it.  Personally, I found that using AMSOIL worked quite well for me and pretty much solved the heavy oil consumption problem for me.  It worked well and seemed to warm quickly even during "cold" (10F) here in the South.  That being said, I'm sure there are plenty of other (probably cheaper) options. Best of luck.


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#8 2017-02-23 14:15:25

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Re: Oil choice

https://products.liqui-moly.com/olyslag … mateZone=1
There's what they have for our toy's
I'm using the 5W-30 that I have left from my Audi


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#9 2017-02-24 00:17:22

stanjk3
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From: West Chester, PA
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Re: Oil choice

For non-turbo engines, whichever name brand 5W-30 is on sale should get the job done. Our Saabaru is mostly a winter car, only gets driven 4-5K miles a year.
Rotella T6 5W-40 is popular with turbo Subies, it's cheap for a synthetic and doesn't shear (unlike M1 5W-30). In my 2005 LGT I run T6 5W-40 summer/fall, M1 0W-40 in winter/spring. Both did well in oil testing, neither oil sheared.


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#10 2017-02-24 03:13:52

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Re: Oil choice

Motul 300V 5W40 works fine for my car.


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#11 2017-02-24 12:40:00

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Re: Oil choice

^I've heard good things about motul 300v.

I have used rotella t6 in my aero since I bought and it has definitely served me well. I'm into the "new" reformulated stuff now and can't notice a difference. I think I'll be a loyal rotella user for life.

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#12 2017-02-26 22:12:21

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From: West Chester, PA
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Re: Oil choice

myzislow wrote:

I have used rotella t6 in my aero since I bought and it has definitely served me well. I'm into the "new" reformulated stuff now and can't notice a difference. I think I'll be a loyal rotella user for life.

I just noticed they changed Rotella T6 5W-40, it no longer has SN classification (on the 1 gallon jug, 1qt bottles still have it). Is that what you're using? Wondering if SOPUS is just trying to save a buck by not going through the SN certification. They released a new T6 5W-30 multi-vehicle but my local Wally world doesn't carry it.
Similar story with M1 0W-40, it has a couple less certifications than before they reformulated it. Still works fine for me.
I might try Castrol Edge 0W-40 next time.


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