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What Brand of oil does everyone use on their P80 Volvo.

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What Brand of oil does everyone use on their P80 Volvo.

Post by AhmedS70 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:13 pm

Hello Everyone.

I'm going to be doing the oil change on my 1999 S70 in the next couple of weeks. Since the time I have owned this car for I have only used Moble one and Castrol full synthetic oil. Both of the high milege version. I am now thinking of trying out the Valvoline Maxlife full synthetic high milege oil. Just want to know what kind of oil everyone uses on there P80 Volvos.

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Re: What Brand of oil does everyone use on their P80 Volvo.

Post by tryingbe » Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:37 pm

AMSOil OE 5w-30, $4.7 a qt.
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Re: What Brand of oil does everyone use on their P80 Volvo.

Post by theWIFES_S70 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:49 pm

Whichever full synthetic is on sale at Walmart... (Though, can't for the life of me bring myself to use their SuperTech line.)

10W-40 - Summer
5W-30 - Winter

Amsoil is a wondrous, glorious oil I've heard. So is LiquiMoly, Pentosin, Quartz, Bizol...

If you want crazy oil info, head on over to https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php. Those guys are nuts about oil.
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Re: What Brand of oil does everyone use on their P80 Volvo.

Post by dosbricks » Sun Nov 13, 2016 6:54 pm

Mobil 1 high mileage is available at Walmart in 5 qt. bottles = decent price.
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Re: What Brand of oil does everyone use on their P80 Volvo.

Post by 98v70dad » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:03 pm

I use full synthetic 10W40, any name brand I can find for a decent price in the 5qt bottles. Unfortunately, I have a tough time finding it. Sometimes walmart has it and sometimes it doesn't. 10W40 in full synthetic is rare, apparently. The 10W40 cut my oil consumption by quite a bit and the full synthetic greatly reduced the frequency of oil changes I need to do.

If I can find it I prefer Mobil 1. Valvoline and Castrol would be my second choices but still OK.

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Re: What Brand of oil does everyone use on their P80 Volvo.

Post by cn90 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:13 pm

NAPA Synthetic (made by Valvoline).
Winter : 5W30
Summer: 15W50 (to reduce oil consumption)
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Re: What Brand of oil does everyone use on their P80 Volvo.

Post by polskamafia mjl » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:18 pm

I normally use Mobil 1 5-40 or 10-40 depending on the season.

Right now I'm trying out the Rotella T6 5-40.

Both of those are synthetic oils and I pair them up with a Mann filter.
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Re: What Brand of oil does everyone use on their P80 Volvo.

Post by Matty Moo » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:42 pm

I've been using the 10/30 super tech for a few years in all three. I also use the same 10/30 in my 22hp and 15hp pressure washers. Those get run hard and I haven't had any burning or other issues with it.
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Re: What Brand of oil does everyone use on their P80 Volvo.

Post by theWIFES_S70 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:50 pm

Matty Moo wrote:I've been using the 10/30 super tech for a few years in all three. I also use the same 10/30 in my 22hp and 15hp pressure washers. Those get run hard and I haven't had any burning or other issues with it.
Matty Moo, you notice any difference since you made the switch to SuperTech? Those six/seven dollars... Almost a decent six-pack if you ask me. I'm due for an oil change towards the end of the month, maybe I should give it a try.
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Re: What Brand of oil does everyone use on their P80 Volvo.

Post by j-dawg » Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:23 pm

Whatever's cheap.
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