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Old 05-02-2020, 07:19 PM #31
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Max life 10w-30 full synthetic. Have also used Liqui Moly Motor Oil Saver every other year in the crankcase. Probably the best oil I have used since ownership in 2006 was Pennzoil Ultra in 10w-30. Averaging about 3000 miles a year now.
That oil was/is awesome. The grey bottle right? Stopped using for the same reason too.
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I get a couple cases of 6quarts 5w-30 Mobil1 full synthetic from Costco every time it's on sale for the 3 cars in our family.

I did see recently they are selling Kirkland brands now. That might be a little cheaper without needing stuff to be on sale but I'm wondering if they're as good as Mobil1
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19963.4lsr5 made a good read/link above. You should check it out.
The Amazon Basics oil seems to be on the same level a Mobil 1.
Costco synthetic and Walmart synthetic oil seems to be almost the same.
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Used Rotella T6 for a couple years, but switched to the Amazon Basics oil recenty.
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19963.4lsr5 made a good read/link above. You should check it out.
The Amazon Basics oil seems to be on the same level a Mobil 1.
Costco synthetic and Walmart synthetic oil seems to be almost the same.

Iíve been using the Pennzoil platinum and Ultra for years.

My fall back is Motorcraft 5w-30 or Rotella T5


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That oil was/is awesome. The grey bottle right? Stopped using for the same reason too.
That is correct. Trying to find Ultra these days is all but impossible.

I am using Shell Rotella Gas Truck oil in my sister’s 2013 4Runner with great results. Maybe a tad too thin for the 5vz but YMMV

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That is correct. Trying to find Ultra these days is all but impossible.

I am using Shell Rotella Gas Truck oil in my sisterís 2013 4Runner with great results. Maybe a tad too thin for the 5vz but YMMV

My local Walmart has the Ultra on the shelf 90% of the time.


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I’ve been using the Pennzoil platinum and Ultra for years. My fall back is Motorcraft 5w-30 or Rotella T5
I've been using Mobile 1 coming up on 100k miles now with toyota oil filters. I'm at 308K miles now. I noticed the whole lubed area of the head was covered in an even varnish when I did my VCG back 65K miles ago. No sludge, just gold color varnish. My oil change interval is at 5K.
Would Pennzoil Ultra Platinum keep it cleaner than Mobile 1 did?

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That is correct. Trying to find Ultra these days is all but impossible.

I am using Shell Rotella Gas Truck oil in my sisterís 2013 4Runner with great results. Maybe a tad too thin for the 5vz but YMMV
There's a 5W30 version of that.
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I've been using Mobile 1 coming up on 100k miles now with toyota oil filters. I'm at 308K miles now. I noticed the whole lubed area of the head was covered in an even varnish when I did my VCG back 65K miles ago. No sludge, just gold color varnish. My oil change interval is at 5K.
Would Pennzoil Ultra Platinum keep it cleaner than Mobile 1 did?

You could always pull the passenger side VC and take a picture and then run the ultra for a few years and compare. I doubt the Ultra would get rid of the varnish.

After watching his videos I am really thinking of switching to the Supertech as a fall back oil instead of the Motorcraft. I do use their synthetic gear oil already.


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5w-30 Mobil 1 synthetic here also.
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