Are you using synthetic oil? - 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%
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Amsoil 5 11.90%
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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-31-2009, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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So, which ones are you using? I will be using Pennzoil Platinum due to performance and price balance it produces.

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I used castrol syntex, 26,500 mile already
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I used castrol syntex, 26,500 mile already
Did your car run smoother after you switched to synthetic?

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to my knowledge, mobil is the only one using 0W-20
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I use Valvoline SYNpower because it's always on a good sale at Advanced Auto Parts.
Last time i got oil i got 5 quarts and a "top of the line" oil filter for like 25 bucks.

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Huge Ansoil fan. I just came over from the LX forums (sold my Hemi Magnum and got a 2012 Xb) where this has been discussed to no end.

Was always a Mobil 1 guy but they have relaxed their standards somewhat (no longer pure synthetic) and Amsoil is now the standard.

I'll switch to Amsoil after the 2nd oil change (I'm going to do the 1st at 1,000 mi to get the bulk of the break-in particles out of there) around 8,000 mi
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Huge Ansoil fan. I just came over from the LX forums (sold my Hemi Magnum and got a 2012 Xb) where this has been discussed to no end.

Was always a Mobil 1 guy but they have relaxed their standards somewhat (no longer pure synthetic) and Amsoil is now the standard.

I'll switch to Amsoil after the 2nd oil change (I'm going to do the 1st at 1,000 mi to get the bulk of the break-in particles out of there) around 8,000 mi
i was using mobil 1, but now it doesnt seem the same quality. did you feel a difference when u switched to amsoil?

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to my knowledge, mobil is the only one using 0W-20
eneos fluids (japanese oil) also has low viscosity, GREAT stuff. http://ampedperformance.com/store/in...beaq2jev5g1093


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I use mobile-1 0w-20 full synthetic after hitting 20K. My car didnt run smoother, but it will def run longer using full synthetic after the engine has been broken in.

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This thread poses a few questions for me. Because I too was planning on changing the oil at the first 1000 miles. After that I was planning on going straight synthetic with a napa gold filter and keeping my intervals at 5000. Granted I travel on the road for work so the vehicle won't get many miles but I am curious to what toyota considered good break in mileage before switching to synthetic?

In past experiences with my harley, running amsoil has caused my engine oil to run at least 10 degrees cooler but the top and has gotten noisier. In that scenario I made my own land and killed 2 birds with 1 stone.

Being that this is a great designs toyota engine, I feel I can get away with pure synthetic.

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