Poll: What oil are you running?

Ramblin Fever
07-14-2005, 04:42 PM

Tick or no tick?

I haven't seen a thread listing the oils that everyone is using, and thought this would be helpful to newcomers as well as the regular's.

Cat Fuzz
07-14-2005, 04:46 PM
I use Napa 5w-30 which is the same as Valvoline. The only times I get ticking is when its due to be changed.

07-14-2005, 04:55 PM
I am currently using Valvoline Max-Life 5w 30. I like it for now, I may switch to synthetic, but if I don't this will be my oil for life.

For what it's worth, this is a good thread, maybe sticky worthy, so it doesn't die. I am always curious as to what others are using.

07-14-2005, 05:11 PM
castrol syntec 10w-30 @ 5k intervals

slight tick. not too bad. also using K&N oil filter.

i also got 52k miles on my rodeo.

07-14-2005, 06:46 PM
Amsoil 5W-30XL with Amsoil SDF filter. Hasn't blown up yet ;)

Tick is still evident, but motor has 86K+ miles with unknown maintenance history from PO who put 60K miles on it. Ran Amsoil engine flush twice so far. Tick is tolerable, but still present.


07-14-2005, 06:55 PM
Amsoil 10w30 and no tick so far

118K on my 97 Rodeo v6 5 speed

gonna do an Auto-RX treatment next oil change

07-15-2005, 08:27 AM
97 Rodeo 2wd 2.6L 4cyl 5sp

Normally: 5w30 Penzoil
Middle of LR summer:10w30 (It does break 100 deg here)
Currently: Synthetic 5w30 (WalMart ran out of the regular stuff that day)

If I understand what "tick" is, I only notice it at start-up after the fan noise dies down. I'll have to pay attention before I shut it off next time.

I must say that "liquid ball-bearings" is the stupidest motto I've ever heard. McDonalds' "I'm lovin it" comes in a close second.

07-15-2005, 11:02 PM
165k 3.2V6
fram tough gaurd filter & pennzoil 10w-30
regular tick


mobil1 filter & pennzoil synthetic 10w-30
light tick

each after 1500-2500 miles

can't get rid of tick

07-20-2005, 12:01 AM
Valvoline Max Life 5W-30 synthetic and Isuzu filter .Have 171k on heads and around 160k on used short block I put in my 95 Passport no tick except when oil change is due.

07-20-2005, 02:07 PM
Right now Valvoline 10w-30 with an AC delco filter. Seems to be one of the best combo's I have tried so far. There was a light tick at first, because I had changed from Havoline, but now after 2000 miles on this oil, all is good. I plan to stick with it. 120k and kicken hard!!

08-10-2005, 01:52 AM
Shell 5w-30 every 3k. No tick with 70k.

08-10-2005, 08:45 AM
Quaker State 10W-30 Senthetic blend
Also use K&N engine flush
No Tick, 100,800

08-11-2005, 03:59 AM
Valvoline 10W-30. Intermittent tick at startup only.

08-11-2005, 05:42 AM
Amsoil 5w-30 series 2000. 1 year drain intervals and 6 month filter changes. No noises.

08-12-2005, 10:43 AM
1995 Passport...182k miles

Mobil Clean 5000 10w30 (it's Arizona man)
Bosch Filter

Had a very noticible LOUD tick...almost non-existant now. I work as a Construction manager so my truck takes quite a bit of abuse all day. It has some other problems but I am glad I don't sound like one of the diesels running around our construction site.

08-15-2005, 07:34 PM
I Run Gtx 20w-50 In My 95 Passport It Has 120k Miles And It Burns A Little Oil

08-15-2005, 11:40 PM
2002 3.2L. I'm on my second run of carquest (valvoline) 5w-20 ( :uhoh: ) Smooth as silk, no measurable consumption, no abnormal noises.

08-16-2005, 02:54 AM
Castrol GTX High Mileage 10w-40 with Wix filter and Lucas oil stabalizer.

Purchased with 183,000 miles and slight tick. Now no tick, smooth and decent power.

Ramblin Fever
04-29-2006, 11:09 AM

Curious what our newbie members are using.

04-29-2006, 11:21 AM

Curious what our newbie members are using.
I use castrol 10-30 on 99 rodeo with 88 k miles and will be using 10-40 after 100k.

04-29-2006, 02:42 PM
TropArtic 10w-30 synth blend.

Napa Gold (wix) 1344 oversized filter.

Virtually unnoticeable tick.

1995.5 Rodeo, Auto, 90k miles, Modified air intake, Dynomax muffler, Manik brush & Tail guards, Passport flares.

05-03-2006, 05:31 AM
I had a 1997 that ticked and I tried all types of oil and filters to get rid of it. Nothing worked until I used a 5-30 with Rislone (engine additive). This cured it almost immediately and it didn't return while I had the truck.

Have never had ticking in my 2000, and have used 5-30 synthetics of variuos brands with no tick.

Now also have a 2001 (35K) that seems to tick a bit. I have just begun using a 10-30 regular oil with Rislone combination and will see where this takes me.

05-03-2006, 08:24 PM
I use Castrol 5w30. Just recently passed 120k kms so Im trying their high mileage stuff out. I was using pennzoil before and the motor seems to be using less oil up between changes.

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