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

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

Post by misha » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:56 pm

Total Quartz 7000 10w-40 semi-synth,all year round in both of my cars.
Replacement interval from 8-10k km or 1 year along with Mann,Knecht(Mahle)or Bosch oil filter and copper washer (or crush washer)for oil sump plug.
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Re: What Brand of oil does everyone use on their P80 Volvo.

Post by smoggyama » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:16 pm

Any synthetic 10w min. I change oil when it looses its clarity. I keep it filled not overfilled.
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Re: What Brand of oil does everyone use on their P80 Volvo.

Post by AKJeeper » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:40 pm

Pennzoil Platinum Euro Full Synthetic 5w40 on my daughter's 2000 V70 XC in the winter (car is in northern MN and sees negative temps).

Mobil 1 10w30 High Mileage in my '96 850 Turbo. Also in the '00 V70 XC in the summer.

The main things I look for in a motor oil for my vehicles: Synthetic, ACEA A3 spec (high temp/high shear ratings greater than 3.5), and approved viscosity for the engine and expected temperature range. Rotella T6 5w40 is something I've used in the past also, but in the case of the daughter's V70XC, I wanted to give Pennzoil Platinum Euro a try.

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

Post by smoggyama » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:51 pm

Any brand of full synthetic 10-30 that's sale priced.
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Post by shiloh51933 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:35 am

My 1996 850GLT sedan I used "Mobil 1" 5W30 with Bosch/K&N oil filter and I got 300K out of her before we sold her. Our 2000 V70XC/SE I've been using "Valvoline-Maxlife" 5W30 and "Cam2 Super Pro Max" Synthetic blend 5W30/10W40 during the summer. I'm going to switch over to "Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech" 5W40 w/Mann or Mayle oil filter. On our 2004 XC70 we've been using "Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech" 5W40 w/Mann or Mayle oil filters. Were really impressed with LM products in general and there oil is top notch. If I couldn't get the LM I'd use Mobil 1 or Castrtol Syntec(I use this in my '99 Prelude), the Castrol Syntec is really good oil and it's available in European spec.
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Re: What Brand of oil does everyone use on their P80 Volvo.

Post by combatkarl » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:33 am

cn90 mentioned the Napa Full Synthetic - which is what I use. On sale for $2.99/quart through Dec. 31, 2016.
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Re: What Brand of oil does everyone use on their P80 Volvo.

Post by xHeart » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:56 am

Switched to Penzzoil 5w40 -- more here http://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums ... =switching
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Re: What Brand of oil does everyone use on their P80 Volvo.

Post by bmdubya1198 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:12 pm

combatkarl wrote:cn90 mentioned the Napa Full Synthetic - which is what I use. On sale for $2.99/quart through Dec. 31, 2016.
I'm going to get some of that while it's on sale this time around. I only got a top-off quart last time. Being that it's Valvoline oil, I'm fine with using it in my car. And for $2.99/quart, I can't complain.
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Re: What Brand of oil does everyone use on their P80 Volvo.

Post by mecheng » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:47 am

What ever Dino oil is on sale at the ol' Canada Tire. Yes I know, that is sacrilegious for a ~20yr old car that has no value :D So either Castrol GTX, Penzoil Yellow or Quaker State Green. All good oils, my fav are either Castrol or Penzoil. I always use Mahle filter. Car runs perfectly; honestly these engines are Skookum, unless you tow, or race your car, you should be fine.
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Re: What Brand of oil does everyone use on their P80 Volvo.

Post by bmdubya1198 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:50 am

Dino oil in an 18 year old turbo car? Let us know how that goes!
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

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