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Old 10-12-2007, 11:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Supertech synthetic Oil??

2002 camry I-4

I always look at super tech full synthetic oil at walmart and wonder if it is at least as good as valvoline durablend or castorl synthetic blend?

Its again oil change time so thought of asking here.

Also any word on the Super tech filter?

I typically change my oil abt 3.5 K miles. Also how about mobil 1 drive clean 5000? or Motorcraft synthetic blend?
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I wouldnt trust the stuff at walmart. I use Mobil 1 and i do my oil changes every 3k, you can put in regular oil because toyota engines do not require synethic oil, unlike BMW and MBenz.
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you can get mobil 1 at walmart. so is mobil 1 crap? its what i use, but not on the camry. the i4 camry requires a specific engine oil. no idea where rush is getting his info from
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If the Super Tech synthetic oil meets GF-4 requirements, it will be fine but I wouldn't run it past 5000 miles because the additive package isn't that good. Given the price, you should not expect it to be the best, but it is good considering the price.

Changing Mobil 1 at 5000 miles is just wasteful.
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the i4 camry requires a specific engine oil. no idea where rush is getting his info from
What oil would that be?
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Old 10-13-2007, 07:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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If the Super Tech synthetic oil meets GF-4 requirements, it will be fine but I wouldn't run it past 5000 miles because the additive package isn't that good. Given the price, you should not expect it to be the best, but it is good considering the price.

Changing Mobil 1 at 5000 miles is just wasteful.
I agree with the first part completely.

I don't agree with the second. I change the oil every 3,000 miles on my Formula and 5,000 miles on my Camry using Mobil 1. Nothing was wasted. The engines look and perform as new, the exact reason that I am using the oil.
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I work at a Garage so i know what im talking about, i was saying if that super synethic oil that you were talking about was a no name brand then you shouldnt put it in your car. I only use mobil one because most of my driving is high way to school. I still change it every 3 because its not worth driving a brand new engine 5k trust me.
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I've used both SuperTech and Mobil 1, usually the latter, in both 2.2L and 2.4L yota engines, with success.

IMO changing the oil often is more important thanthe brand. Fresh Supertech is better than used mobil 1.
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I work at a Garage so i know what im talking about


Of course you do. Working at a garage means everything...
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What oil would that be?
what i meant to say was if it met the gf-4 as mentioned.

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I work at a Garage so i know what im talking about, i was saying if that super synethic oil that you were talking about was a no name brand then you shouldnt put it in your car. I only use mobil one because most of my driving is high way to school. I still change it every 3 because its not worth driving a brand new engine 5k trust me.
i own a garage wOOt

its not a no name brand its called supertech and i've heard of it just being a wiseass but seriously i have heard of it, if it passes the gf-4 testing then you know its good enough for the i4 engine.
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It should be better than conventional oil. It is probably a group Three synthetic. Run it for 5000 miles with a good filter and send a sample to a laboratory for an oil analysis ($15-$20) to see how the oil is holding up. It is safe to run it for 5000 miles, Supertech synthetic 5W30 meets GF-4 requirements. If money is not an issue go with Mobil 1 or Amsoil signature series 0W30 ($9.95/Qt).
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Used oil analysis on a 5S-FE with 4572 miles on Supertech synthetic oil, and 3RZ with 4219 miles on oil. Both are engines are steel block with alloy heads...

Both look really good but the TBN is a bit low. Seems like it would be safe to run the oil to 4000-4500 miles.
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Used oil analysis on a 5S-FE with 4572 miles on Supertech synthetic oil, and 3RZ with 4219 miles on oil. Both are engines are steel block with alloy heads...

Both look really good but the TBN is a bit low. Seems like it would be safe to run the oil to 4000-4500 miles.
Nice research!

By the way, Supertech synthetic is all I use. Why? Because synthetic 0wnz a11 and I'm a cheap bastard.
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Of course you do. Working at a garage means everything...
I never heard of supertech, so i dont know its reputation, took a wild shot in the dark and guessed it was a walmart brand, knowing walmart i wouldnt trust their quality jackass. w203 im happy for you.
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