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#534130 - 09/06/04 03:40 PM What fluids do you use?
dellasol Offline
n00b

Registered: 06/24/03
Posts: 30
Thought it would be interesting to see what everyone is using in their cars as far as brand, weight, octane, etc. No discussion please as people are very loyal to their lubes and it will turn into a 50 page long thread about why running brand X gas will make your car eat ferraris for lunch and why brand Y brake fluid will make it explode into a ball of fire.

I'm using-

Oil:Mobil 1 5w30 synthetic
Oil Filter:K&N
Coolant: 50/50 distilled water, Ford coolant, water wetter
ATF: have yet to change
Differential: have yet to change
Brake Fluid: have yet to change
Gas: any brand name 93 octane
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#534131 - 09/06/04 03:49 PM Re: What fluids do you use?
danatriverton Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 07/20/03
Posts: 1503
That is why there so many brands.

Everyone is free to use what they want.

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#534132 - 09/06/04 03:56 PM Re: What fluids do you use?
metroplex Offline
Metroplectic

Registered: 11/13/00
Posts: 49827
Loc: Motor City, USA
Oil: M1 5W-30 and M1 15W-50 mixture
Oil Filter: Motorcraft FL-820S
Coolant: 50/50 Prestone Green and Distilled
ATF: Castrol Mercon-V
Differential: Redline 75W-90
Brake Fluid: Borg Warner DOT 4
Gas: Sunoco 89 octane
Windshield Wiper: Rain-X Winter
Power Steering: Mercon-V ATF
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#534133 - 09/06/04 04:51 PM Re: What fluids do you use?
Fred Offline
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Registered: 03/20/02
Posts: 4160
Loc: Wakefield, Massachusetts
Mobil 5w-30 dino engine oil
Ammaco Mercon V tranny fluid
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#534134 - 09/06/04 05:56 PM Re: What fluids do you use?
dellasol Offline
n00b

Registered: 06/24/03
Posts: 30
exactly, but instead of reading through a bible's worth of why this is the best and that oil sucks, thought it would be interesting to just let who uses what speak for itself in a simple to read form
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#534135 - 09/06/04 06:00 PM Re: What fluids do you use?
GSDK9 Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 11/28/02
Posts: 1409
Loc: Denver, Colorado
Engine Oil- Mobil-1 10W30 synthetic Changed every 5000 miles
Engine Oil Filter- AC/Delco
Coolant- Whatever my service garage used, probably Prestone 50/50 (green stuff)
ATF- Same brand that vehicle came from factory with, did fluid and filter change at 120,000 miles and change solved shudder problems and have not had any shudder to this day since.
Differential- No idea what they put in it when they serviced it at 120,000 miles.
Brake Fluid- had system flushed at 125,000 miles, not sure what brand they used.
Gas- Phillips 66, Diamond Shamrock, or Amaco/BP 85 Octane, never needed anything higher, vehicle doesn't run very well on 87 or 91 octane, 85 does just fine up here at high altitude.

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#534136 - 09/06/04 09:59 PM Re: What fluids do you use?
Dan The Vic Man Offline
Poobah

Registered: 11/22/03
Posts: 9890
Loc: Coon Rapids MN
oil: castrol gtx synthetic
Engine oil filter: Motorcraft
coolant: prestone 50/50 green stuff
ATF: Mercon v tranny fluid
Gas: 87 from all gas stations
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#534137 - 09/06/04 11:35 PM Re: What fluids do you use?
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OIL: CASTROL GTX

OIL FILTER: IDK...THE 2ND BEST ONE AT PEP BOYS..PUREONE..BUT ITS THE BETTER MODEL...$5


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#534138 - 09/07/04 12:02 AM Re: What fluids do you use?
1993_dup1 Offline
Climber

Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 674
oil=10w30 mobil 1 synthetic both car's now..

Trans oil = mercon

rear end= super tech 75 w90
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#534139 - 09/07/04 12:12 AM Re: What fluids do you use?
JohnG Offline
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Grand Poobah

Registered: 06/15/01
Posts: 13025
Loc: Socialist state of MN
Amsoil 5W-30
FL-1A
Amsoil ATF
Amsoil Syn gear oil
NAPA panel air filter
Goodyear or Motorcraft belts
Motorcraft hoses
91 Octane NON-Oxygenated fuel (I would use 87 but it's not offered in non-oxy formulations).
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#534140 - 09/07/04 12:23 AM Re: What fluids do you use?
Colonel Offline

Grand Poobah

Registered: 08/28/01
Posts: 12164
Loc: Louisville, KY
Oil: 10w30 Mobil 1
Oil Filter: Motorcraft 820s ($2 walmart)
Coolant: some water and some green stuff
ATF: some red stuff
Differential: ________
Brake Fluid: Napa Heavy Duty something
Gas: Chevron 87 octane
Wiper Fluid: Rain-X
Blinker Fluid: KaleCo Auto Synthetic
Air Filter: STP
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#534141 - 09/07/04 12:58 AM Re: What fluids do you use?
BigJon Offline

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Registered: 06/30/02
Posts: 11804
Loc: Virginia
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Blinker Fluid: KaleCo Auto Synthetic




nice!
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#534142 - 09/07/04 01:01 AM Re: What fluids do you use?
Colonel Offline

Grand Poobah

Registered: 08/28/01
Posts: 12164
Loc: Louisville, KY
Thanks, I always use synthetic when available!
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#534143 - 09/07/04 03:34 AM Re: What fluids do you use?
AstroVic Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 04/29/04
Posts: 2333
Oil: Royal Purple 10W-30 synthetic
Oil Filter: Motorcraft FL-820S (best filter out there for the money)
Coolant: Premixed 50/50 Prestone green stuff
ATF: Motorcraft Mercon V from the dealership
Differential: Royal Purple 75W-90 (w/ NAPA Victor Reinz gaskets exclusively)
Brake Fluid: SuperTech DOT-3
P/S Fluid: Will be switching over to Royal Purple in the near future
Gas: Not terribly picky. Usually Shell, Mobil, or Chevron if possible...but always 87 octane.
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#534144 - 09/07/04 12:12 PM Re: What fluids do you use?
Amsoil_Dealer Offline
Climber

Registered: 01/22/03
Posts: 556
Loc: Clearwater, FL
Oil - Amsoil ASL 5W30 / XLM 5W20 Blend
Filter - Asmoil SDF 11
Trans - Amsoil ATF
Trans filter - Hastings TF-128
Diff - Amsoil TGR Series 2000 75W90 gear lube.
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#534145 - 09/09/04 05:17 PM Re: What fluids do you use?
1BADMERC Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 08/31/04
Posts: 3645
Oil-Castrol GTX 20W50(in the summer)plus Lucas oil stabilizer
Filter- MotorcraftFL820-S
Trans-Napa brand Mercon with Lube Gaurd additive
Rear-Red Line synthetic gear lube
Coolant-Napa brand, H20
Brake-Valvoline brand heavy duty DOT3
Windshield-Splash! brand straight
Blinkers-BF brand, dry sump system
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144k miles
All airbags switched to coils/struts, junk tranny, motor donor car
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#534146 - 09/09/04 06:13 PM Re: What fluids do you use?
darkdan Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 04/19/03
Posts: 3156
Oil - AMSOIL 10w30 ATM
Oil Filter - Supertech
Trans - haven't changed it yet, should do it soon...then AMSOIL
Coolant - Prestone
Diff - AMSOIL S2k 75w90
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#534147 - 09/09/04 07:23 PM Re: What fluids do you use?
JAM Offline

Over the Hill

Registered: 11/14/02
Posts: 1103
Loc: N.O.LA.
Oil: M1 5W-30
Oil Filter: Motorcraft FL-820S
Coolant: 50/50 Prestone Green and Distilled, Yellow in '04.
ATF: Castrol Mercon-V
Differential: M1 75W-90
Brake Fluid: Borg Warner DOT 4
Fuel: Chevron - 87 octane lately - will flip chip back to 93 soon.
Windshield Wiper: Rain-X Winter
Power Steering: Castrol Mercon V ATF
Owner: Today - Bass Ale - after got home.

JAM

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#534148 - 09/09/04 07:27 PM Re: What fluids do you use?
Colonel Offline

Grand Poobah

Registered: 08/28/01
Posts: 12164
Loc: Louisville, KY
Why are you people using Rain-X Winter in the summer? Winter has de-icer and summer has bug remover.. soo... ?
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Quad-Cam Cop Engine, Bullet Proof Tires & Windows, Stab Proof Seats, Steel Door Beams, SuperCharger, Anti-Deer Harmonic Wheel Covers, Trunk Mounted Counterbalance System
..and many other things people told me my car is equipped with.

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#534149 - 09/09/04 07:28 PM Re: What fluids do you use?
Fred Offline
Over the Hill

Registered: 03/20/02
Posts: 4160
Loc: Wakefield, Massachusetts
Quote:

Bass Ale - after got home



Good stuff!
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#534150 - 09/09/04 07:31 PM Re: What fluids do you use?
JAM Offline

Over the Hill

Registered: 11/14/02
Posts: 1103
Loc: N.O.LA.
Quote:

Why are you people using Rain-X Winter in the summer? Winter has de-icer and summer has bug remover.. soo... ?




It was what I had on the shelf - left over from last time purchased some.

JAM
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2004 LX Sport
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#534151 - 09/09/04 09:35 PM Re: What fluids do you use?
Colonel Offline

Grand Poobah

Registered: 08/28/01
Posts: 12164
Loc: Louisville, KY
I got through two big bottles of rain-x washer fluid each season atleast
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Quad-Cam Cop Engine, Bullet Proof Tires & Windows, Stab Proof Seats, Steel Door Beams, SuperCharger, Anti-Deer Harmonic Wheel Covers, Trunk Mounted Counterbalance System
..and many other things people told me my car is equipped with.

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