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Fly2HMO
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And Your Favorite Lube Is....?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:35 am

In the interest of further furthering the barrage "and your favorite X is" threads, why don't ya'll tell us your prefered lube?

Here's mine:



Good stuff.

What, it's not what you ere expecting?    
 
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RE: And Your Favorite Lube Is....?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:41 am

Quoting Fly2HMO (Thread starter):
What, it's not what you ere expecting?    

Oh, it's exactly what I was expecting. I was reading the VW thread!


Well, I don't have a car (anymore), soooo... why did I click on this thread anyway!? Silly brain playing tricks on me, hehe!
 
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RE: And Your Favorite Lube Is....?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:50 am

If only I had a pair big enough to post pictures of the lube I was thinking of...I'll refrain because I don't feel like being banned.
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RE: And Your Favorite Lube Is....?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:15 am

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RE: And Your Favorite Lube Is....?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:34 am

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 1):
Oh, it's exactly what I was expecting. I was reading the VW thread!

So you foresaw what I did there...

Quoting Stabilator (Reply 2):
If only I had a pair big enough to post pictures of the lube I was thinking of...I'll refrain because I don't feel like being banned.

DO IT FA***T

Tis just a bottle, right?

Quoting Mir (Reply 3):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne8fEvy0mDI
 
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RE: And Your Favorite Lube Is....?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:04 am

Quoting Fly2HMO (Thread starter):

Good stuff.

Never used Red Line motor oil, but I use their synthetic gear oil in my diff and D4 ATF in my (manual) transmission; it's good, long-lasting stuff; well worth the price, IMO. As for motor oil, I've used Elf Solaris LSX 5w-30 exclusively in my BMWs (except for my E46 M3, in which I used the spec Castrol TWS 10w-60). I use the Elf stuff partly because it's really good, but mostly because I can bulk buy it at my local indie BMW shop at a really good price.

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 4):

Tis just a bottle, right?

Probably more like a barrel:

http://www.amazon.com/Passion-Natura...sed-Lubricant-Gallon/dp/B005MR3IVO

I've seen the screencap of this on the interwebz before, with the "customers also bought" at the bottom. I've never read the comments section for this product before; pure comedy gold.
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RE: And Your Favorite Lube Is....?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:24 am

Quoting MrChips (Reply 5):
Probably more like a barrel:


So THAT's where the a.net pink squad gets their supply...
 
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RE: And Your Favorite Lube Is....?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:33 am

AeroShell 100W - I prefer it to the multi-vis oils, and as my plane stays almost exclusively in the relatively-benign temperatures of the south, and I have a Tanis engine preheater system, it works out pretty well.
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RE: And Your Favorite Lube Is....?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:14 am

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 4):
So you foresaw what I did there...

Well, of course the first thing that popped into my gay head was:


But before I clicked on the thread, I saw who the OP was and I knew that he gets action so rarely, he's probably forgotten what that sort of lube is to be used for.

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RE: And Your Favorite Lube Is....?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:30 am

Quoting MrChips (Reply 5):

Probably more like a barrel:

Wow... just... wow. Not even sure what to say. I love the comment, though: "Includes pump."
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RE: And Your Favorite Lube Is....?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:36 am

This is the weirdest double meaning thread title I have seen in a long time.
I am even surprised the thread is still up. I have seen threads being taken down for much less than that.

 Wow!
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RE: And Your Favorite Lube Is....?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 12:15 pm

Castrol Syntec 0w-30

Redline for gearboxes and differentials.
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RE: And Your Favorite Lube Is....?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:44 pm

Quoting MrChips (Reply 5):
robably more like a barrel:

http://www.amazon.com/Passion-Natura...sed-Lubricant-Gallon/dp/B005MR3IVO

I've seen the screencap of this on the interwebz before, with the "customers also bought" at the bottom. I've never read the comments section for this product before; pure comedy gold.

That is absolutely hysterical. I've gotta find a way to send it to my buddies without looking weird!
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RE: And Your Favorite Lube Is....?

Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:19 pm

In the VW:
Summer-Mobil1 0W-30
Winter-Mobil1 5W-30

Caprice:
Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30
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RE: And Your Favorite Lube Is....?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:16 am

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 13):

In the VW:
Summer-Mobil1 0W-30
Winter-Mobil1 5W-30

Can I ask your purpose for choosing these respective oils during these respective seasons?
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RE: And Your Favorite Lube Is....?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:58 am

I totally was thinking "lube!!!" Astroglide...lol
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RE: And Your Favorite Lube Is....?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:57 pm

Quoting Molykote (Reply 14):

0W runs thinner thus helping displace heat in the summer. 5W for cooler temps to help prevent the oil from getting cold.

Haven't had an issue with this system yet. My mechanic has even remarked that the crank and lifters are some of the cleanest he's ever seen on a VW with the miles I have.
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RE: And Your Favorite Lube Is....?

Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:53 pm

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 16):
Quoting Molykote (Reply 14):

0W runs thinner thus helping displace heat in the summer. 5W for cooler temps to help prevent the oil from getting cold.

Haven't had an issue with this system yet. My mechanic has even remarked that the crank and lifters are some of the cleanest he's ever seen on a VW with the miles I have.

Never heard that explanation before. If you're referring to "normal" (warmed up) operating temperatures, you might want to check this info out:

http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/Lub...s/PDS/GLXXENPVLMOMobil1_5W-30.aspx
http://www.mobil.com/USA-English/Lub...1_0W-30_Advanced_Fuel_Economy.aspx

Perhaps I'm misunderstanding your statement, but the 100 deg C viscosity is basically identical for the 0w-30 (10.9) and 5w-30 (11.0). However, the pour point and cold weather performance is meaningfully better for the 0w-30.

It's your car and you are extremely unlikely to have any issues using either of those oils at any time. However, you might simplify your situation and realize (a nearly undetectible) improvement by just using 0w-30 all the time.

I hope this didn't come off as telling you what you should do, but I was interested to hear your explanation on switching between the 0w and 5w oils.

For reference, this is the Syntec 0w-30 that I use:
http://www.benquip.bz/uploads/products/files/pds_syntec_usa6.pdf
I don't know if the above is available anymore because the Castrol web site no longer mentions it and I still have 20 quarts in my garage (so I haven't shopped for it in a while).
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