IPD sale XeMODeX - Experts in Volvo Electronics
Did you know? 🤔
Logged in users can get email notification of topic replies Log in or register (free).
Amazon Link Buy your stuff using this and it helps MVS!

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

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

User avatar
RigsPGT
Posts: 165
Joined: Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:30 pm
Year and Model: Red 99 S70 T5,
Location: Tampa Bay, FL
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 1 time
United States of America
RigsPGT

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

Post by RigsPGT » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:05 pm

cn90 wrote:NAPA Synthetic (made by Valvoline).
Winter : 5W30
Summer: 15W50 (to reduce oil consumption)
You must be a Napa insider ;) Every few months they have it on sale and I get three cases. Once done, I get whatever I can find on full synthetic. Never get Wally World oil, I've had 4 cars misbehave after an oil change and had to switch to oil from auto parts store.
99 S70 T5, The Red Devil
Ported 19T and R manifold, 3" DP with Magnaflow race cat, 2.5" cat back, Precision FMIC, Rigs intake pipe, H&Rs, Bilsteins, 302's with Akebonos, Jewels, HIDs, egg crate grille, transmission cooler.

s10lowrider1994
Posts: 107
Joined: Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:04 pm
Year and Model: 2000 v70
Location: USA
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 3 times
United States of America
s10lowrider1994

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

Post by s10lowrider1994 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:19 pm

I use Rotella t6 5w40, 300k miles and counting.

101
Posts: 132
Joined: Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:56 am
Year and Model: 98 V70GLT, 98 S70T5M
Location: Cincinnati
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 0
United States of America
101

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

Post by 101 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:06 am

Mobil 1 10W30 high mileage year round with a Volvo or Mann filter on a 5000 mile interval.
101

1998 white V70 GLT 230K "Elsa"
1998 white S70 T5m 180K "Anna"

tryingbe
Posts: 1891
Joined: Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:43 pm
Year and Model: None
Location: Mesa, AZ, USA
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 23 times
United States of America
tryingbe

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

Post by tryingbe » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:17 am

theWIFES_S70 wrote: Amsoil is a wondrous, glorious oil I've heard.
Now is the result after 6000 miles.

Image
85 GLH, 367 whp
00 Insight, 72 mpg

User avatar
oragex
Posts: 4539
Joined: Fri May 24, 2013 6:20 am
Year and Model: S60 2003
Location: Canada
Has thanked: 92 times
Been thanked: 224 times
Contact:
Canada
oragex

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

Post by oragex » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:36 am

I used Pennzoil platinum, got black pretty quickly. Put Castrol Edge 0W30, got black.
Put Castrol Edge 0W40 got darker but still clear: being an average consumer, it makes me think it's better :oops: But in any case, the 40 number is better for engines that see more action 8)

User avatar
sleddriver
Posts: 975
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:06 pm
Year and Model: 1998 V70 T5
Location: Tx
Has thanked: 11 times
Been thanked: 11 times
United States of America
sleddriver

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

Post by sleddriver » Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:55 pm

M1 10w-30HM. HTHS = 3.5 cS; A good, thick 30 that works well in older, turbo motors. Replaced every 8kmi with a filter change at 4k.
1998 V70 T5 226,808 miles. Original Owner.
M1 10W-30 HM

Matty Moo
Posts: 1776
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:38 pm
Year and Model: 850, 1996
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Has thanked: 0
Been thanked: 12 times
United States of America
Matty Moo

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

Post by Matty Moo » Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:41 pm

theWIFES_S70 wrote:
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.
Nope. I change it every 3000 miles, none of those three see more than 10k/year.

I run that same stuff in my equipment, it gets run hard sometimes up to 10 hours/day. No issues, I just change it according to schedule.
Image
http://www.midwest-abs.com
Simplycleanpowerwash.com

1996 850 Platinum Wagon. ARD Green Tune, OBX.-Gone
1998 s70 ARD tune, EST exhaust, SE/R interior.
1999 s70 Plain Jane.
2000 s70 GLT
2014 Ram
2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

User avatar
rspi
Posts: 7247
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:40 am
Year and Model: 850 T-5R Wagon
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Has thanked: 19 times
Been thanked: 40 times
United States of America
rspi

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

Post by rspi » Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:01 pm

10W-40 Mobile 1 HM, Use to change every 8k, now every 10k. Burn about 1 quart every 2,000 miles due to bad valve stem seals.
lagnumber.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
'95 855 T-5R M, Panther - 22/28 mpg
'98 S70 GLT, Lil' Red 25/32 mpg
--------------------
Volvo's of past: '87 740 GLE, '79 262C Bertone, '78 264, 960's, '98 S70 GLT, '95 850 T-5R YellowVolvo Repair Videos

hausmeister
Posts: 346
Joined: Sat Jul 22, 2006 9:45 am
Year and Model: 1995 850T5-R
Location: Austria
Has thanked: 15 times
Been thanked: 12 times
Austria
hausmeister

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

Post by hausmeister » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:07 am

I always use Castrol 0w40.
s70 '98 2L na manual Image || 850 T5-R '95 auto Image

User avatar
bmdubya1198
Posts: 3535
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:45 am
Year and Model: 2K V70R M56
Location: Charlotte, NC
Has thanked: 38 times
Been thanked: 122 times
United States of America
bmdubya1198

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

Post by bmdubya1198 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:56 pm

I'm currently running Penzoil Platinum HM 10w30 Full Synth. It's been good, not much lifter noise or anything out of the ordinary. Before this I was running Valvoline 10w30 Synth. Again, about average. No matter what, if the car has been sitting for a day I will get lifter noise on a cold start. I haven't noticed very much consumption with either oil.
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 193k
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 2??k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 108k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 162k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 172k
1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
Sold-
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Never should have sold it

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post