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Hey yall,

New to Titan here, and was wondering wut you all recommend for motor oil for the 5.6 with the best oil reports? (I already try searching)... I know Nissan recs. anything with mineral base and API approve and 10w-30 but I own a few cars before and have found that, that statement is not always true. I have a Impreza WRX and Subaru reccommends any full syntetic 5w-30....But with people and my own personal experince, cheap full syntetic Shell Rotella 5w-40 does better even compared to high end oils like royal purple and Mobil 1 in oil analysis reports.

So I hope this TITAN community can help a brother out.
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There is some info on a few threads, but if my memory serves the best reports came back from Mobil 1 in 0-30.

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Carbeux....thanx for the quick reply...
I'll keep searching as well.
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I used 5w-30 Mobil 1 full synth. Bought a bunch of boxes on sale at Costco...6 quarts for $24. Never ran a test on the oil after usage though. Guess that doesn't really help...ha.


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I used 5w-30 Mobil 1 full synth. Bought a bunch of boxes on sale at Costco...6 quarts for $24. Never ran a test on the oil after usage though. Guess that doesn't really help...ha.
ive heard that oil goes bad if you store it, correct me if im wrong? what really is the diff with using 5w-30 vs 10w-30 i have never got this clear?


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hey leetitan didnt mean to thread jack. but for my oil recommendation i use 10w-30 full syn from Valvoline. My truck runs very strong, better then what ever blend the dealer was using lol.


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ive heard that oil goes bad if you store it, correct me if im wrong? what really is the diff with using 5w-30 vs 10w-30 i have never got this clear?
Nothing much really. There are different oil weight recommendations based on temperature of where the vehicle will be operated. The owner's manual said 5W-30 for full synth, which is why I got it.


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ive heard that oil goes bad if you store it, correct me if im wrong? what really is the diff with using 5w-30 vs 10w-30 i have never got this clear?
Got me thinking, stuff is in the ground for millions of years how can it go 'bad' after we take the impuities out...

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The oil is just the carrier, it's the additives in it that protect your engine.

I've got a can of this stuff from ~1980, think it's still good? LMAO


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Wow, a trip down memory lane. I remember the days of poking a hole in top of the can with a screw driver to open. I guess I am dating myself. LOL. I run Mobil 1 synthetic in all my gassers, 5w-30 for the T. Rotella T is indeed very good, but more formulated towards diesels to prevent internal caviatation.

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While the brand/weight/synthetic or non synthetic choices are important, it is secondary to the frequency your oil is changed. If you are consistent in keeping your oil clean the likelihood of an engine failure due to improper lubrication is slim at best.

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Pennzoil Ultra 5w30 has the best results on paper see my reports here Pennzoil Platinum is also outstanding.

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I used 5w-30 Mobil 1 full synth. Bought a bunch of boxes on sale at Costco...6 quarts for $24. Never ran a test on the oil after usage though. Guess that doesn't really help...ha.
No this does help a lot. Like I said, just wanna hear wut everyone is using and any personal good or bad experiences with brands.
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Pennzoil Ultra 5w30 has the best results on paper see my reports here Pennzoil Platinum is also outstanding.

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