Best of the best engine oils

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OK so I tried searching the forum for a topic discussion on engine oils but unfortunately topics are restricted to certain car brand within car subforum

Would like to gather all car enthusiast opinion here.

From my understanding
There's mineral, semi and full.
Since this is best of the best topic we will just talk about full.

Full synthetic is group 3, group 4 and group 5. 3 being refined from crude oil
4 is PAO and 5 is ester based.

So many advertisement and testimony with pictures of cars clocking 200k km above using chemlube ester based oil open up gasket not a single deposit of carbon found.

So my ques:
I have a 10yr old nissan Latio sedan 1.6
Nv really bother much on its performance last time (point A to point B workhorse car). Used semi synthetic for 8 years and now total quartz 9000 10w40 full synthetic 2 years.

If I use ester based oil would it slowly clean up the deposits on my car?
Plan to foam clean the valves and throttles and engine flush first next change

Another ques is for newer cars.
If say I have new nissan x trail 2018 and still under warranty would using other oil void the warranty?

And do cars like myvi icon 1.5 worth putting ester based oils if I go long distance and 60 highway 40 city

Is the price diff worth it?

Brands wise?
Torco Millers CFS NT
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For me my personal favorite would be Royal Purple's HPS for FS oil. One of the smoothest oils i've ever used and pretty good FC + anti wear & detergent additives inside.

Amsoil also has pretty good oil, but somehow it doesn't get as good FC results as RP. The entry level ones also cant hold oil pressure + shed heat fast so I didn't like that . Their manual transmission oil is crap also, but ATF & Powerfoam pretty good. Been using it for a few years now.

But for a cheap daily FS I normally go to Bardahl + 1 can of B1 because of price. :laugh:

Just a little extra for cleaning high-mileage/old neglected engines: I'm biased to Bardahl's engine flush because I managed to get a bit better ring seal from a friend's 1JZ when I serviced it awhile ago. Plus you can drive with it (not hard of course) in the engine oil. :biggrin: Marvel Mystery Oil is good stuff too, but that story is for another time...
 
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If you're going for cheap oils on your everyday runner these cheap oils are ok to buy. But since this is "best of the best engine oils" thread, I'd put Penrite HPR series out there. Been playing with this brand for a while now and its resistance to heat is pretty incredible. Oil pressure doesn't budge much even with heat soak. And considering how much zinc it has it's good. But bad for catcons though.
 

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Thanks for the heads up.
Btw, any1 have experience with ZIC top? Currently using it on my old forte 1.6L.
It's not a good nor bad oil. It's relatively cheap, korean and doesn't work well with performance cars.
 

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At RM220+ for me its not cheap for daily :sweatsmile: Got it from autosaver cuz they free 2L of engine flush together. After this going back to helix ultra for sure.
You overpaid for the ZIC. I got mine sub 150.
 

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Yea I think its overpriced too, paid for convenience no choice :dontknow:

150 is for the X7, X9 or this Top?
Erm.. can't remember. Used it once in my Myvi and didn't like it. It was the 5W30 fully synthetic one. Gold bottle I think.
 

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If you're going for cheap oils on your everyday runner these cheap oils are ok to buy. But since this is "best of the best engine oils" thread, I'd put Penrite HPR series out there. Been playing with this brand for a while now and its resistance to heat is pretty incredible. Oil pressure doesn't budge much even with heat soak. And considering how much zinc it has it's good. But bad for catcons though.
Hmmmm... high zinc bad for environment, but still have SN rating?:confused:
 

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How about MIZU engine oil which is quite famous in Lazada & Shopee. Tried once 10w-40 for saga BLM. Doing OK. no complain. The price is cheap.
 
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Hmmmm... high zinc bad for environment, but still have SN rating?:confused:
big companies that make these oils like Penrite know their way around the ratings and stuff. Their racing range of oils is very nice too.

How about MIZU engine oil which is quite famous in Lazada & Shopee. Tried once 0w-40 for saga BLM. Doing OK. no complain. The price is cheap.
Since you're using it give feedback. I personally haven't tried this brand
 

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big companies that make these oils like Penrite know their way around the ratings and stuff. Their racing range of oils is very nice too.
Heard nowadays environmental also part of the rating, so have to be environment friendly.........lol
 

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Heard nowadays environmental also part of the rating, so have to be environment friendly.........lol
Environmental rating only applies to the resource conserving grades, normally 0W-16, 0W-20, 0W-30, 5W-30 , 10W-30.

it is possible for 10W30 and 5W30 to not be resource conserving though (thicker).
 

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If you're going for cheap oils on your everyday runner these cheap oils are ok to buy. But since this is "best of the best engine oils" thread, I'd put Penrite HPR series out there. Been playing with this brand for a while now and its resistance to heat is pretty incredible. Oil pressure doesn't budge much even with heat soak. And considering how much zinc it has it's good. But bad for catcons though.

definately the better option oil if comparing similar priced oil...
 
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