Are you using synthetic oil? - Page 2 - Scion XB Forum
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Pennzoil Platinum 3 7.14%
Mobil 1 24 57.14%
Valvoline SynPower 4 9.52%
Castrol Syntec 3 7.14%
Quaker State Q Horsepower 0 0%
Royal Purple 0 0%
Amsoil 5 11.90%
Others 3 7.14%
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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-30-2011, 11:15 AM
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i was using mobil 1, but now it doesnt seem the same quality. did you feel a difference when u switched to amsoil?
Actually yes I did. For one thing the MDS (the computer / lifter activated 4 to 8 cyl thingie) worked a lot better and the engine did seem just a tad smoother overall. All subjective of course, no track or dyno testing.
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Once I stop getting free oil changes I plan to switch to synthetic. Amsoil or Royal Purple. (prefer Amsoil)

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i switched to 0-20 yesterday. so far i like the change. its different, at least i can feel it.


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The dealer told me that they would change my oil at 10K miles. Does that seem like a long time. I also checked the OM and it says to change the oil at 5K. Please advise
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if its synthetic you will have longer intervals than conventional. conventional is 3k-5k


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Either the OM is correct or it isn't! Tell the dealer that you are contacting Scion and see what happens!

I wouldn't run the oil that comes with the car for 10k, I don't believe that it is a full syn. oil.
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Once I got to 20k on my xB I started using full sythetic. Been using Mobil 1 ever since. WalMart sells a 5qt bottle for a decent penny. And doing it myself saved me more than half the price of taking it to a shop to have them change out full synthetic oil.

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The Walmarts in KC are not getting stock of Mobil 1 anymore. Not sure what the deal is. The guy at the store said Mobile 1 was having some issues and they arent sure what is going to happen. I would hate to have to pay $10 more everywhere else.
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to my knowledge, mobil is the only one using 0W-20
Orielly Auto sells their brand full synthetic in 0W-20. I don't know if any other brand has added 0W-20 since your post or not.

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I always used mobil 1 (synthetic oil ) in all of my cars, one of them, my Saturn sc1, always well maintained,

I discover a clicking rattling noise on the engine, I google it, since I always take care of the car, (other that the engine given up) I read on more than one website the same issue with mobil 1.......
I change it to castrol and the noise stop, no more noise,

I always thought mobil 1 was the best oil,

so, now I use castrol on all my cars, ( synthetic oil )

keep in mind I'm in austin Texas, we have 100 degrees temperatures pretty much all the time
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