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What Kind Of Engine Oil Should I Use?


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My car is a 98 ES300 and running 130 000miles now. I'm wondering should I use 10W30 or 5W30 as labeled on engine?

Btw, my last oil change was on December last year and it has been over 6300 miles now. But when I check the oil, I found it's still marked at FULL and still looks fresh~ I'm always driving below 2000RPM (mostly around 1.5k) and 1000miles would be highway mileage. I'm also wondering should I do an oil change now since it looks so good. (A little dark but still very fresh compared with my friend's car who's been running for 2000km since last oil change)

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after 3 months my oil looks very clean but i change it anyway. Its cheap and gives me peace of mind knowing i m doing the most basic preventative maintenence on my lexus. When i hit the highway i know the engine is ready to perform and benefitting from good oil. If my car WAS IN a lube shop, i d have an oil change JUST BECAUSE it was there! Call me crazy.........just don t call me late for dinner.

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Even though synthetics cost more than conventional oil there is peace of mind knowing that you have the best possible lubricant in your engine. I've been using Mobil 1 for years in my 1994 ES300 with over 210K on the clock and I never have to top up between changes. I also use synthetic in my transmission and power steering.

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Yeah but my oil looks so fresh. It's like the new. So unbelieveable. Do yours look dirty? I went to lots of lube shops and they all told me it's good.

Mine deos too......I use Amsoil 5W 30 (ASL) & change it only twice a year as per the Lexus maintenance schedule or every 6 months or 8,000 Km's.

I would change your oil & filter personally.

:cheers:

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