Thread: Best Engine Oil
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Old 08-01-2000, 03:43 PM
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Hello 420SEL:

You can find lots of information on the topic of engine oil by doing a search of past forum discussions.

Driving in Canada, with the wide variance in temperatures between summer and winter seasons, presents a few challenges to selecting the best motor oil. 5W-30 is the standard recommendation for year-round use in our climate, but I always change to 10W-40 for the summer here in Edmonton.

I'll throw my 2-cents worth in and say that Red Line, Amsoil, Mobil 1 are the best synthetics and synthetics are the best oil.

However, if you have an older engine that is a little loose, you can benefit from running diesel-spec engine oil, which contains signifcantly more detergents and additives than gas engine oil but has the same lubrication qualities. Follow this link for a better explanation:

Just hoping to add to the confusion...

Dean Albrecht
94 E500
99 ML320

[This message has been edited by Dean Albrecht (edited 08-01-2000).]
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