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on highway i get anywhere from 40-45 mpg. i once got 50 but that was about 2yrs ago when thr engine only ha about 20k on it. but i mostly do city driving and i still get about 32-34 mpg in city, and i drive with a lead foot. when i was using conventional oil i was getting 28-30 mpg in city. Gearbox, what exactly is this dino oil and how much and where do you get it?
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dino oil is just regular oil
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what about the valvoline max life's? are these good oils..??
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Hello All, New here. Checking posts.
I am a firm beliver in Amzoil and use it in all my vehicles. I too saw a 2 mpg improvment in fuel mileage at the swap over. I am OCD when it comes to recording gas data and maintenance in general. I personally believe synthetic is less expensive in the long run.
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what about the valvoline max life's? are these good oils..??
its a good oil if ur car is 75k or higher......alot of moly =]
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Originally Posted by Sturgeon-Phish View Post
I too saw a 2 mpg improvment in fuel mileage at the swap over.
i haven't noticed an mpg improvement. BUT i have noticed a difference when it is really cold outside (ie. below freezing). the car seems to warm up quicker; it reaches the "normal" idle rpm range of 500-700 faster. it usually starts at 1200 rpm on cold mornings.

i'm no engineer, but it seems easier on the engine in the cold weather.
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i run royal purple in my k20 and i wouldnt have it any other way...
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