What synthetic motor oil do I buy for my car?

by AMSOILCorporate

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

tmhoun2001 November 24, 2010 at 8:46 am

Castrol Syntec

Does well


Robert e. L November 24, 2010 at 8:50 am

use 5w30 and do it your self it holds 41/2 quarts


Jordan C November 24, 2010 at 8:56 am

I doubt Jiffy Lube is going to put oil you buy into your car. That kind of defeats the purpose of them selling you an oil change. Besides, they already offer Mobil 1 synthetic oil changes at a ridiculous price. You can go that route (Mobil 1 is one of the best)…or you can pick up Royal Purple (available through SummitRacing.com) and have an independent shop do it. To find out what grade of oil and how many quarts your engine takes, look under the hood for a label or sticker that should have that information.


Lover not a Fighter November 24, 2010 at 9:06 am

It is a smart thing that you are looking into synthetic as your car is TURBO and they NEED synthetic.

But not ALL synthetic are the same. Mobil1 was the first synthetic and can hold up to turbo temperature. Since then Castrol (and other companies) started coming out with oil that didn’t really qualify to Mobil1 standards. But for some reason Mobil1 lost a lawsuit and EVERYBODY started to say they have synthetic.

so in my book Mobil1 (and I heard AMSOIL) are the only true synthetic.

Good luck…….

P.S. I also drive a turbo engine (Audi 1.8T). this was from my own research for my engine. 🙂

P.P.S. Castrol – GERMAN formula is the SAME kind of synthetic as Mobil1. You can find them here (from time to time) and cheaper than Mobil1.

P.P.P.S. The next guy writes about Semi-synth. I don’t like semi-synth for turbo engine (no offense to the next guy). The reason synthetic oil are better is because they are pure engine oil. Conventional oil have lot of impurity that cooks with age. But semi-synth is like mixing pure water, with piss-water (you still have piss-water). If you are going to spend the money, get FULL (PURE) synth oil.


al t November 24, 2010 at 9:31 am

Go to any Firestone dealer…………..they have a special (always) of an oil change with SEMI-SYNTHETIC at $18.00 or less……..with FULL SYSTHETIC at $35.00 or less………..I’ve used SEMI-SYNTHETIC in my Jeep Liberty for 120,000 miles with Never a Problem…….


RussG November 24, 2010 at 9:33 am

Your car does not NEED synthetic oil. The manufacturer only requires that you change your engine oil with oil that is meeting the spec API SM, which most of the conventional oils on the shelves today meet. Mobil 1 is by far the most popular synthetic oil in the industry. They have been doing a good job by staying ahead. Stick with them. Your car holds 4.8qts


P54 November 26, 2010 at 7:48 pm

The only oil approved by Acura for the RDX with TURBO was the Mobil 1, …..5W30 i think. I’m sure other high quality fully synthetics will do, however Acura claim the Mobil 1 was the only one passing their test for turbo, however I don;t know if they tested every brand out there. Turbo engines do benefit from top quality oils and FULLY synthetics are the best you can get.


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