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Engine Oil Choice?

Postby Orido » Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:54 am

So im checkin some archived post on engine oil but none seems applicable to my situation....

Since im from the caribbean (very hot climate) what choice of oil do u guys recommend for me? I have a 3sge beams motor

my choices here are Royal purple all grades, mobil 1 extended performance 15w50 an other mobil 1 grades , Amsoil synthetic 20w50, Castrol Synthetic 10w30 an a couple of other brands that aint come to mind right now

Im really looking for something that would last a longer service interval since i do a lot of driving....

Oh yea btw what Oil Filter Do u guys use? I have 2 choices Oem or K&N?

thanks :D

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Postby E910 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:01 am

The grade Toyota recommends for the 3SGE is 5W30. Im currently running Castrol Edge Sport 5W30 full synthetic in mine. If you're worried about the high ambient temperature in your country you could try 10W40 or 0W40. For longer service intervals use full synthetic oil rather than semi or mineral.

As for oil filters just use genuine Toyota, unless you can get the K&N cheaper.

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Postby Abcastillo » Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:04 pm

Hi...

E910
I am currently using Mobil 1 5w30 full synthetic, but what you think about of 0w30 full synthetic?
Some you ever tried 0w30? :roll:



Orido ...
Now we are in November, and the weather is normal as 25'C to 30'C, it isn't very hot. :roll:

But in your country, should be 25'C, is normal 8)
In summer it goes up more temperature about 30'C to 40'C

I live in the Dominican republic, and the climate is the average of 22'C - 30'C 8)
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Postby KaTaLy5t » Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:14 pm

I was always told my mechanics that you should use 10w40 because 5w30 is a bit too thin for the 3SGE so I don't know. I used 5w30 Castrol Edge and next time I used 10w40 and I noticed no difference except my wallet was a big fatter the second time.

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Postby Evelyn » Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:34 pm

I used 5w30 first time around & I found the engine had a little bit of a ticking noise when hot (like a fiesta), but I used 10w40 Castrol this time around, I have a wee bit of a ticking noise but not a much as the last time, I know it tappets but, I think I will stick with 10w40.
But I am not sure what u use in a warmer climate!!
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Postby KaTaLy5t » Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:39 pm

Yeah I was told by a load of lads that 10w40 was better for the engine because it's thicker. I wouldn't be 100% sure but I'd say that thicker oil is better in a hot climate?? If the oil was thin it'd probably thin out even more in a hot climate and then you start the car and you may as well have cooking oil in it :?

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Postby Tezzy » Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:12 pm

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something like 10w40 or 15w40 should be fine then. Think i read somewhere that it's best to get the grades as close as possible as the oil is more stable in extreme use with the grades less spread out. so if you can then get 15w40 instead of 10w40 then go for the 15w40.

I think making sure you get semi synthetic at least instead of mineral is probably the bigger deal than the grade

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Postby Orido » Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:55 pm

:shock: wow excellent chart , Tezzy.....

I'll only use fully synthetic.....thanks the for input all !


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