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Old 01-16-2013, 02:06 PM   #111 (permalink)
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When I wanted to switch to synth on my RAV, I talked to one of the very knowledgeable guys at my Napa store. Not a "thinks-he-knows-it-all" type of guy either! As a friend, he gave me a piece of knowledge: he said each oil weight has it's own additives. Some additives are good in one car and bad in another. He wasn't sure at what point changing the weight would be bad, but advised me to stick to what the car calls for.
I did for the first oil change. But the second one, I decided to try a lighter weight. From 5-30 to 0-30. No differences from what I can tell. Lol, it would be a hard one to do ABA testing on! Personally, I would recommend 5-30 synth, and a very good oil filter (Napa Gold or similar).

Even though I HATE shopping at Walmart, they do have the most economically priced oil I could find. Name brand stuff, so it's not like they can change the quality. I couldn't find the eco version of what I got in 5w30, but I do remember seeing it in the store. Here's what's running in the RAV right now: Mobil 1 0W30 Advanced Fuel Economy Full Synthetic Motor Oil
And NEVER go with Fram filters!! (Bought at Walmart) They're awful!!

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Old 01-17-2013, 01:34 PM   #112 (permalink)
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I went with Mobil 1 0w-20 AFE Synthetic, mainly because it was on sale for 5.99 ($2 cheaper), and a wix filter. I bought 6 quarts in case I start burning the lighter weight. Total was around $46 so it isn't like I really stole anything. I'll see how it works out. I plan on changing it tonight. I enjoy changing my oil haha.. It's probably the easiest maintenance I know of..

And I don't shop at Walmart. I hate the corporation and aside from that I have read things about their oil being different with the same name brand slapped on it like Mobil 1.. No evidence to that, just another reason to forget about that abomination. Haha

I've read bad things about Mobil 1 also, but I am not about to spend $10 a quart on something like Amsoil quite yet..
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:25 PM   #113 (permalink)
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Another good excuse to not shop at Walmart. Even if it's just a suspicion. That probably explains why it was so much cheaper there.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:05 PM   #114 (permalink)
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I've got something pretty EPIC coming soon....
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:06 AM   #115 (permalink)
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So I went to Oregon for the weekend.. A 500 mile trip one way and on the way there she got 58.29 MPG and on the way back, 57 MPG. Check out my log..
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:31 PM   #117 (permalink)
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:53 PM   #118 (permalink)
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So I went to Oregon for the weekend.. A 500 mile trip one way and on the way there she got 58.29 MPG and on the way back, 57 MPG. Check out my log..
Awesome numbers.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:04 PM   #119 (permalink)
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Welp I just put some BG 44K in there to see if I can get those injectors spiffed up. I'll let y'all know how it goes
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:39 PM   #120 (permalink)
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MPGuino is IN and working.

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