Best engine oil for Evo X - EvoXForums.com - Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Forums
EvoXForums.com - Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Forums
Go Back   EvoXForums.com - Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Forums > Evo X > Evo X Engine (4B11T)
Home Register Forum Store Members List Calendar Auto Loans vBGarage Photo Gallery Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

Evo X Engine (4B11T) Discussion for engine systems that are unique to the Evo X. IF THE TOPIC IS COMMON WITH OTHER LANCERS, PLEASE POST IT IN: '08+ Lancer Common.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-10-2009, 12:45 AM   #1
road.dancer
Member
 
road.dancer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
iTrader: (0)
Location: Northern New York, USA
Posts: 61
Best engine oil for Evo X

Opinions and experience-based observations requested

What do ya'll reckon is the best oil to run in your Evo? I changed my oil @ 1,000 mi. and installed Mobil 1 simply because that was the OEM recommendation. I know it's pretty good oil and that I should stay with a synthetic, but I want the absolute best protection, performance and efficiency possible. So what's the prevailing wisdom: Amsoil, Royal Purple, Mobil 1, Castrol Syntec, etc., etc.??
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2008 Evo X GSR - Apex Silver
SSS Package
Aero Kit
Sport Interior Pkg.
MODS:
JDM Nano 6.7 cm Stubby Antenna
AEM 21-678 CAI
Vishnu Stage Subzero 380V reflash
Blue LED interior/trunk lighting
Red emblem overlays
Some debadging
road.dancer is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-10-2009, 12:49 AM   #2
hollywood_X
[E-Tuner]
 
hollywood_X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
iTrader: (100)
Location: Idaho bitch
Posts: 8,999

__________________
PM me if you're in need of an eTune


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
hollywood_X is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-10-2009, 12:54 AM   #3
JNZTuning
[Approved Merchant]
 
JNZTuning's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
iTrader: (100)
Location: Hatfield, PA
Posts: 1,128
__________________
Adding more EVO X parts everyday check us out:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


EVO X performance headquarters and Mitsu OEM parts for WAY less than your dealer!
JNZTuning is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-10-2009, 12:58 AM   #4
Jackygor
Forum Lackey
 
Jackygor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
iTrader: (0)
Location: Richmond, BC
Posts: 3,984
No best oil really. You can probably find an article online for everything single brand of oil as to why they are the "best". There are reputable ones like Amsoil, as hollywood have already commented, Mobil 1 extended performance, motul...etc. Look for group 4 synthetic as they are the "true" synthetics. Rumor has it that mobil one we have in our cars are group 3, so it is a blend of very refined mineral oil + synthetic, but no one can really prove it. Stick with whatever you think it is the "best".
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Jackygor is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-10-2009, 01:00 AM   #5
LRM1981
Just Spooling Up
 
LRM1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
iTrader: (100)
Location: Jericho, VT
Posts: 352
Motul...
__________________
HKS - AMR Engineering - Whiteline - COBB - AMS - Nisei - WORKS - Nitto - Enkei - TWM - Specialty X - Motul
LRM1981 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-10-2009, 01:00 AM   #6
dakoop
Forum Lackey
 
dakoop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
iTrader: (100)
Location: St Louis
Posts: 3,085
Hmm.....

1 vote for Amsoil.
dakoop is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-10-2009, 01:03 AM   #7
funks
Just Spooling Up
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
iTrader: (0)
Posts: 100
German Castrol Syntec 0W30 available from your local autozone.
funks is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-10-2009, 01:13 AM   #8
hollywood_X
[E-Tuner]
 
hollywood_X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
iTrader: (100)
Location: Idaho bitch
Posts: 8,999
I will have to say in addition to my post a couple of things.

1. In the chart above I posted it has Pennzoil as #3. Yet I would still put any of those other oils in the car over it. So like Jacky said everyone has some "Independent lab" that shows their results and can make themselves look good in one way or another. Also the reason I wouldn't use Pennzoil is because everycar I have ever pulled apart thats ran it for any ammount of time has (Varnished) internals. Simply put it actually burns into the pores in the metal bonding with it. Yeah it may give more protection that way but it also builds up over time. I have actually seen it so bad that it added to the engines compression ratio, and had valves too thick to move anymore. That kind of build up on parts with tight tolerances at firsts robs power, then turns into stress that leads to failure.

2. I used to work for an environmental company that cleaned tanks for refineries. Everything from gas, oil, methanol, or whatever. Shit they used to lower me through 12" openings 20' underground to clean out old bunker C tanks. Anyways to get to my point I got to see the insides of where a lot of todays oil is stored before its packaged up and sent to market. Some of the places would have all kinds of crap in their tanks you sure as hell wouldn't want in your car. So Im selective on who I use for products. Shell, Amsoil, and Quaker state.

Edit; Also Kendall (I completely forgot about) is a damn good product
__________________
PM me if you're in need of an eTune


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
hollywood_X is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-10-2009, 01:15 AM   #9
hotdog
Dr. Evo?
 
hotdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
iTrader: (100)
Location: Ohio. Northish.
Posts: 10,095
Queue the "I've used Brand X for 70 years and never had an engine blow up, thus, use Brand X!" people
__________________
God hates all of you
hotdog is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-10-2009, 04:56 AM   #10
dcpatters
Just Spooling Up
 
dcpatters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
iTrader: (100)
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 499
Just put ZMax in it; you'll be fine.

Seriously, check out this place:

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/
dcpatters is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the EvoXForums.com - Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Security Question
While balancing on a piece of wood, two inches by four inches known as a 2x4, john and his friend sally both spotted a dalmatian inside a truck with sirens, headed to put out a fire. State what the 2x4 is made of.
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Engine Evooooo Evo X Engine (4B11T) 0 07-09-2009 10:39 PM
my first engine bay mod.... ak47m203 Evo X Vanity 35 06-13-2009 03:51 PM
Engine Oil YamahaRacer447 Evo X Engine (4B11T) 49 04-29-2009 05:14 PM
My Engine Bay - This is why I'm hot Kooldino Evo X Vanity 21 03-23-2009 03:39 PM
WTF-Maybe this engine would of been better loco Evo X General 13 10-09-2008 07:05 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:21 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.