Mobil 1 is my choice. I use it in my 4x4 GMC, RAV4, Ducati 900ss, BMW R100rs and 1956 Harley chopper. In fact, I would take the used oil from the BMW and use it in the Harley. So shoot me but I sold the Harley with about 50,000 miles in awesome condition. (Sold the BMW @110,000 miles in great condition.)If Royal Purple put as much money into R&D as they do into advertising and product placement on "gearhead" cable shows, they might actually have a decent product... but they don't, and they don't.
I tested several popular products in my motorcycle...
20 years using AMSOIL here...no more, too expensive without the extra added value proposition / competition has caught up or exceeded it.^^ Totally AGREE.
Wife's v6 RAV4 oil and filter, gets changed every 10,000 Km.
- and the used oil still retains 1/2 its honey color
WIX "XP" oil filters is their new Platinum line / using synthetic media....
www.filter1.com out of the States, is 1/3 the cost of local NAPA/UAP here (in Ontario)
- once a year I order my filters in bulk, and drive to MI for parcel pickup
My favorite oil is Pennzoil Ultra Platinum (from 99.5% clean N-Gas base stock) / Canadian Tire had on sale, few weeks ago... $47.98/5L Yellow Jug + HST
I get Mobil 1 or Pennzoil Platinum . I don't think you could go wrong with either one. I just go with the one that has the rebate offer at the time. Right now it's Pennzoil. They have a $2 a quart rebate ($10 per 5 quart jug) until 12/31/2017. I find Walmart has the best prices.I’m trying to find the best possible 0w20 synthetic online.. so far advertisements ad reviews point to Pennzoil Platinum.. I’ve used royal purple in my Pilot and I like it.. any advise?
BITOG is a great site.There is no "BEST". It would take hundreds of thousands of miles and scientific testing to prove it. Also, best at what? Longevity? Cleaning? MPG? Choose one and go with it. You're asking for opinions which will yield thousands of answers.
No question, it is made by Mobil to Toyota specs. Excellent product.
I asked our son, when he gets his '15 Lexus RX350's (3.5L-v6) oil changed (at Canadian Dealership) with synthetic, ask them "what specific brand of oil do they use"?^ What he said above! I use Toyota's brand whenever I get my oil changed because the lube joint I go to carries it. I'd use M1 if I couldn't find the Toyota brand locally.,,,,,
They do indeed make it to a specific spec for Toyota. That's why the 10K miles interval can be specified. I can't find the information at the moment but I'll keep looking as I've read it before.- so I doubt that Toyota would have their own unique Mobil1 oil spec.
- given they don't manufacture their own fluids
Since we are talking 0w20, you cannot get that in regular Mobil 1. You have to get it in Mobil 1 Advance Fuel Economy for the cheapest. That comes with a 10,000 mile/1 year warranty, exactly Toyota's OCI. Mobil may make a specific spec for Toyota, but the 10,000 mile OCI is not the reason as you can see Mobil 1 AFE is capable of doing that.They do indeed make it to a specific spec for Toyota. That's why the 10K miles interval can be specified. I can't find the information at the moment but I'll keep looking as I've read it before.
I figured at this point in the discussion that I would chip in. I drive truck for a large midwest oil distributer. We carry Mobil, Motorcraft, Valvoline and Cam 2 brands.I drive an oil tanker and pump motor oil at many dealerships in northern Michigan. I currently deliver to 3 Toyota dealerships.^ What he said above! I use Toyota's brand whenever I get my oil changed because the lube joint I go to carries it. I'd use M1 if I couldn't find the Toyota brand locally.
PS...I stand right there in the 'pit' area, watch and ask questions as both the oil and the filter get changed.
. Do you mean Mobil 1 Advance Fuel Ecomony?Long story short, there is no such thing as Toyota brand oil. All Toyota dealerships use MANDATED Mobil oil. If I go to Walmart and by a 5 quart jug of Mobil 1 full syn. 0/20 it is the exact same oil that I pump in bulk out of the 5000 gal. tank at work.