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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 10-01-2010, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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As Winter is Coming Who Here Uses Synthetic?

If so what brand and do you use 0w-30 or 5w-30?

Thanks, I live in Saskatchewan if that helps.
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I use it all year...I used to use Royal Purple but now have switched to Castrol Synthetic (5w30 all year)


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using royal purple 5w-30 right now. Its the first synthetic ive tried and so far so good. Given that I live in LA though, Winter isnt much of a problem.

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I use Valvoline 5-30 full synthetic. I use same in my truck. I wont even think about using Castol anymore as its a BP subsidary.



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I use Valvoline 5-30 full synthetic. I use same in my truck. I wont even think about using Castol anymore as its a BP subsidary.

Just because BP do you also not get Gas at BP stations?
Its not like your hurting BP they have a crazy amount of money, Your hurting the people that own those establishment. Honestly I get gas where ever its the cheapest.

I had my oil changed a month ago I'm only @ 4,0XX Miles though and I changed my oil at 3,2XX, I would have to chose valolene* though because they have that 300,000 Miles warranty for cars that you register.
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always use synthetic if you can afford it, and 5w30 in the winter

---------- Post added at 06:37 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:37 PM ----------

and mobil 1 too



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Just because BP do you also not get Gas at BP stations?
Its not like your hurting BP they have a crazy amount of money, Your hurting the people that own those establishment. Honestly I get gas where ever its the cheapest.

I had my oil changed a month ago I'm only @ 4,0XX Miles though and I changed my oil at 3,2XX, I would have to chose valolene* though because they have that 300,000 Miles warranty for cars that you register.
No I do not use BP gas either, mainly since I live on a military base. But when I lived off base I used Shell. I use Valvoline in the car for same reason, and in the truck since I do the truck myself.

I use synthetic to help reduce the demand for "natural" oil.



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i thought this was about oil?



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