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Old 09-14-2010, 07:07 PM
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Re: 5w 20 vs 10w 30

A word or two about 5w-20;

I have about 1500 miles left on my current oil and as much of you guys know do to my driving habits that means that I will need an oil change within the next week or two. I went to autozone since my Camaro needed new brakes and a oil change and while I was looking for the oil for my Camaro I was also looking to buy the oil for my Jeep to. They (and the other big 4 autopart places) had plenty of 5w-30 for my SS in the gallon (or if you go with autozone the 5 gt jugs) but NO 5w20 in the gallon. They had it in the qt bottle at $8 a bottle which would be $15 more then the gallon size. I have been borderline about getting Mobil One and instead get Mobil clean 5000 in it since the owners manual quotes that I can go 6000 miles on the normal oil before I have to change my oil again. Since I'm not going to pay $45 plus filter for an oil change I think I'm going to get the Mobil Clean 5000 unless they do sale the Mobil One 5w-20 in a gallon size.

Also while I was at autozone AND O'Reillys I saw that they had Mobil One 0w-20 "fuel saver" bottle that claims to replace the 5w-20 oil but has better gas mileage. If winter wasn't around the corner I would try the 0w-20 to see if I really do save on gas but I don't know if I want to risk it.


So to sum it up, can anyone find a gallon jug of Mobil One 5w-20?
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Re: 5w 20 vs 10w 30

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A word or two about 5w-20;

I have about 1500 miles left on my current oil and as much of you guys know do to my driving habits that means that I will need an oil change within the next week or two. I went to autozone since my Camaro needed new brakes and a oil change and while I was looking for the oil for my Camaro I was also looking to buy the oil for my Jeep to. They (and the other big 4 autopart places) had plenty of 5w-30 for my SS in the gallon (or if you go with autozone the 5 gt jugs) but NO 5w20 in the gallon. They had it in the qt bottle at $8 a bottle which would be $15 more then the gallon size. I have been borderline about getting Mobil One and instead get Mobil clean 5000 in it since the owners manual quotes that I can go 6000 miles on the normal oil before I have to change my oil again. Since I'm not going to pay $45 plus filter for an oil change I think I'm going to get the Mobil Clean 5000 unless they do sale the Mobil One 5w-20 in a gallon size.

Also while I was at autozone AND O'Reillys I saw that they had Mobil One 0w-20 "fuel saver" bottle that claims to replace the 5w-20 oil but has better gas mileage. If winter wasn't around the corner I would try the 0w-20 to see if I really do save on gas but I don't know if I want to risk it.


So to sum it up, can anyone find a gallon jug of Mobil One 5w-20?

Walmart has the 5w-20 synthetic for ~21 dollars I believe and its for the 5qt jug.
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Re: 5w 20 vs 10w 30

ill be picking up a jug of that tomorrow.
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ill be picking up a jug of that tomorrow.
Dont forget The 5.7 uses 7qts if I remember I believe, so I bought 3 5qt jugs at Walmart, enough for 2 oil changes as thats 15 qts and I'll need 7qts an oil change. I figured for the price its worth it then buying two additional Qts and spend nearly the same as a 5qt jug..
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Re: 5w 20 vs 10w 30

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...I saw that they had Mobil One 0w-20 "fuel saver" bottle that claims to replace the 5w-20 oil but has better gas mileage. If winter wasn't around the corner....
That would be "better" in the cold months, so go with that if you find the price more to your liking. As mentioned above, Walmart for the large jugs of Mobil 1 can't be beat in price...just don't be one of those that gets your picture taken!
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Walmart has the 5w-20 synthetic for ~21 dollars I believe and its for the 5qt jug.
I forgot that walmart sells that stuff too. I'll check it out sometime this weekend. I just had to drive my car another 60 miles tonight


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That would be "better" in the cold months, so go with that if you find the price more to your liking. As mentioned above, Walmart for the large jugs of Mobil 1 can't be beat in price...just don't be one of those that gets your picture taken!
I must have gotten the weights mixed up. I thought that the lower the weight is, the worst it is in the winter.

Oh and you don't know me too well. When I want to bum it up which is all the time expect for work and sometimes school, I put on my flip flops (or beat up shoes depending on the weather), my beat up pair of jeans, and a tee-shirt that may or may not have some holes in it. Oh and if I didn't have to go to work or school for a few days, my beard starts to really show since I normally have it shaved off. So yea, I would be the prime target for "the people of walmart" photo opt. But at least I would roll up there with a clean ass Jeep...... I guess the ends really do justify the means
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Oh and you don't know me too well. When I want to bum it up which is all the time expect for work and sometimes school, I put on my flip flops (or beat up shoes depending on the weather), my beat up pair of jeans, and a tee-shirt that may or may not have some holes in it. Oh and if I didn't have to go to work or school for a few days, my beard starts to really show since I normally have it shaved off. So yea, I would be the prime target for "the people of walmart" photo opt. But at least I would roll up there with a clean ass Jeep...... I guess the ends really do justify the means
This is the reason why I never get any attention in the Apple Store. Can't judge a customer by their clothes!!! But I guess they do. You should see the look on their faces when I drop $2k on a computer.

But anyway, Oil is the *only* thing I buy from Wal-Mart... I run Valvoline SynPower 5W20 in the Jeep. Works fine for me, change every 6000 miles. NEVER seen the "OIL CHANGE REQUIRED" message... hmm.... wonder if I should just stretch it out, see how far it can go.
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...But at least I would roll up there with a clean ass Jeep....
Just be sure your person is clean there also!!!
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This is the reason why I never get any attention in the Apple Store. Can't judge a customer by their clothes!!! But I guess they do. You should see the look on their faces when I drop $2k on a computer.

But anyway, Oil is the *only* thing I buy from Wal-Mart... I run Valvoline SynPower 5W20 in the Jeep. Works fine for me, change every 6000 miles. NEVER seen the "OIL CHANGE REQUIRED" message... hmm.... wonder if I should just stretch it out, see how far it can go.
Mines hasn't cried yet but I've seen it on my salesman demo liberty when he only had 2.5K miles AND on a Dodge Durango at around 1-3K miles but the Durango is a police car so there is a lesson to be learned about oil and pushing your car hard

Now since I have said that I'm going to start up my car and its going to say that it needs a oil change LOL
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Just be sure your person is clean there also!!!
Of course. I may look like a bum but I don't smell like piss and ass
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Re: 5w 20 vs 10w 30

Most lubricant manufacturers formulate the viscosity range of their engine lubricants (oil or synthetic), no matter how wide or narrow, so the working viscosity is essentially the same for all of them near 200 °F. So, for multi-grade lubricants it is a myth that “thicker oil causes higher fuel consumption”. The low and high numbers of the viscosity range are really indicators of the temperature extremes for cold start and max power operation for which they are applicable.

There are many reasons for using fully synthetic lubricants (beware of “blends” and snake oils). Ever since it came on the market, I have only used Mobile 1 in all my cars including for racing. But I would stick with the manufacturer’s viscosity recommendations.
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Service manager confirmed that MDS needs 5W-20 to operate properly. Amsoil offers a 0W-20 that replaces the 5W-20 that will work. But they don't offer an oil filter yet?
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