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1996 Corolla DX,1.8,112K miles
What type and weight oil are ya'll running in your Corollas? What brand oil filter are you using? I'm thinking about using Motorcraft 10W30 semi-synthetic along with a Purolator or AC Delco oil filter.Any opinions and suggestions are greatly appreciated. :thumbsup:
 

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I'm running Mobile1 synthetic 10W30 in mine with a Mobile1 filter on the engine. It's a '95 DX with about 235k and it's goin' strong. I'd recommend it, even though it's rather expensive.
 

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what is better for our corollas synthetic or standard oil?

111685 miles on my 93... :clap:
 

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I don't think the oil or the filter really matters if you change at 3k miles. When at 5k, 7k, 10k, 12k, or more it definitely matters. Some will probably disagree, but to me, synthetic is a huge waste of money. I know the synthetic oils are good for when you run low from a leak or something. They bond better. Maybe they won't separate like conventionals. Some cheap oils separate sooner and so may not last much more than 5k miles. I use Valvoline Max Life because about 8 months ago Auto Zone had a deal with a Fram Tough Gaurd filter for like $15.99. I stocked up. I usually change at less than 3k miles (never more than 4k). Before the engine reached 100k miles, the oil was very clean/ clear looking when changing. Now at 132k it looks moderately brown/ less clear (at the dipstick). I know that dark oil color is not necessarily an indicator of anything wrong, but clean looking oil is definitely an indicator of something right.:naughty:
 

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Castrol GTX 5W30 and NAPA Gold filter on my 200K engine.

I can't say that I've seen evidence that any one oil is definitely better than another, but a LOT of guys I know with 200K-300K engines run Castrol. I also think synthetic is a waste of money, based on the lack of proof that it actually does anything to justify the extra cost.
 

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Running Shell Rotella SB 0W-40 (synthetic) and NAPA gold filters at 5000km OCI's, The rotella doesn't seem to burn of really at all, almost no oil burning!
 
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