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hey, what oil do all of you suggest to gain the best overall performance out of my ledge? till now my dad has been changing my oil n i don't know what he used but knowing him i know it can't be like the top of the line type stuff. what should i go with?
 

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It all depends on where u live, how u drive, how much u want to spend etc. There are two ways u can find out. Use the search forum feauture or go to wwww.legend.org click on performance center than engine than oil. U can also find lotz of info on other products people have used.

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I always used Mobil 1 5w-30 without any problems but since the cost of Mobil 1 has gone up to $4.20 qt, I switched to Amsoil.

Amsoil was too expensive in the past but they sell it now on ebay by the case for the same price as mobil 1.

Amsoil is commonly referred to as the best synthetic oil available.
 

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My car has 91k miles right now, it's never used synthetic, can I switch now or would I have leaking problems? thanks
 

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I switched at 200 000km... and I never had any leaking problems. If you know your car, and you have maintained it well for sometime, I dont see it as a problem. It is a far superior lubricant, so no harm done even if you go through a bit more oil. Maybe meeting your idea halfway would be ok too.... like going to a semi synthetic/sythetic blend...??

If you are going to switch, I recomend getting a crankcase flush to flush the sludge from the regular oil out, before you put something new in....:)
 

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I made the switch to Amsoil with 130K on my 94. I bought the engine flush stuff and the high-filtration filter as well from their site. Runs great with the stuff and I plan on just changing my filter at 7500 miles, oil at 15000. I bought the 7500 Series stuff...like 5.40 a Quart.
 

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LegendC said:
I made the switch to Amsoil with 130K on my 94. I bought the engine flush stuff and the high-filtration filter as well from their site. Runs great with the stuff and I plan on just changing my filter at 7500 miles, oil at 15000. I bought the 7500 Series stuff...like 5.40 a Quart.
Sounds like a good deal considering you only change it every 7500 miles and 15000 miles respectively. With the NSX Oil Filter and 20W-50 Full Synthetic, I change it every 5000-7500 Miles. Cuz, it becomes very costly ($0.90/quart less than the Amsoil that you have) to have it done by someone else! :mad:
 

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My friend that worked with Castrol before recommends me to use any 0W-xx oil, because all oil manufacturers put their best formula or additives on their 0W-xx. So, I might soon switched to that oil soon. I will specifically try to use 0W40 from Mobil 1 European Car Formula. Hopefully my engine didn't smoke oil after the switch, hehehhee.............
 

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My friend that worked with Castrol before recommends me to use any 0W-xx oil, because all oil manufacturers put their best formula or additives on their 0W-xx. So, I might soon switched to that oil soon. I will specifically try to use 0W40 from Mobil 1 European Car Formula. Hopefully my engine didn't smoke oil after the switch, hehehhee.............
what I've heard is that there will be too much polymer if it is not mineral based. Polymer makes oil more liquid when cold but can sometimes break the oil film when hot. However, they've also stated that synthetics don't have this problem.
 

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5W30? Should I be switching down to that? I've been using 20W50, which is pretty much what I've used for all cars over 75K.
I've tried heavier oil before too, but I've gotten much better results(in terms of acceleration, cold start, and smoothness) with Volvaline Maxlife 5w-30, 10w-30.
 

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what I've heard is that there will be too much polymer if it is not mineral based. Polymer makes oil more liquid when cold but can sometimes break the oil film when hot. However, they've also stated that synthetics don't have this problem.
Nope, no problem like that. At least that's what he said. And he's driving his car hard, very very hard, took it to the track too. So, he's not just another guy around the block who's selling oil.
 

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I've tried heavier oil before too, but I've gotten much better results(in terms of acceleration, cold start, and smoothness) with Volvaline Maxlife 5w-30, 10w-30.
You've got a point in regards to weight, I suppose if my car has any holes in the rings or cylinder walls, then the 20W-50 would help it greatly in starting, but if I don't got that problem, then I should try a less weight. I think I'll do it, cuz, 20W-50 is not easy to find in Synthetic over the shelf. I mostly see 0W, 5W-30, 5W-50, and 10W-30.
 
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Wow, it sounds like you guys really recommend using synthetic. If I want to make the switch where should I go to have the other stuff flushed out really well (how necessary is this?)? Also, how often should I change my oil if I use synthetic? I do it every 3000 right now with my regular stuff, should I maybe do it every 6000 with synthetic? I'd always rather play it on the safeside.
 

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Wow, it sounds like you guys really recommend using synthetic. If I want to make the switch where should I go to have the other stuff flushed out really well (how necessary is this?)? Also, how often should I change my oil if I use synthetic? I do it every 3000 right now with my regular stuff, should I maybe do it every 6000 with synthetic? I'd always rather play it on the safeside.
I am not really sure. You have to play with it all. Cuz, at 3000 miles, the oil in my tank is still clean, so what's the point of draining clean oil, especially when synthetic costs at least $4.00/qt and at least $49 for someone else to do it for you. If you drive like I do (100 mi/day), that's an easy $49/mo just for oil added with the cost of gas, it becomes insanely high for me if I did it every 3000 miles.

I've tested it over the last 4 changes and found that for me every 5000 miles is optimal, with an upper limit of every 7500 miles.
 
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