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XC90 Oil - What Kind Do You Use?

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XC90 Oil - What Kind Do You Use?

Post by Ceyatert » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:22 am

Ok, I plan on doing oil changes inbetween my scheduled ones on my '04 XC90. I was wondering what everyone else uses for oil. Volvo recommends Castrol, but my dealer uses Motorcraft. I was thinking of just using Castrol GTX for the first 10,000 miles and then switching to Mobil 1. What do you guys think about this plan? The only thing that concerns me is the fact that the vehicle is turbo. Will Castrol GTX be good enough or should I use a turbo approved oil like Penzoil Turbo? Just cursious what you guys think
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Re: XC90 Oil - What Kind Do You Use?

Post by wanderdüne » Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:48 am

I use this: https://www.amazon.com/Castrol-03084-5W ... op?ie=UTF8 and it's good, and what Volvo calls for.

And this: https://www.amazon.com/Mann-Filter-HU-8 ... automotive

And this: https://www.amazon.com/Motivx-Tools-Fil ... 27TE76AM1J

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Re: XC90 Oil - What Kind Do You Use?

Post by MoVolvos » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:28 pm

Ceyatert wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:22 am
Ok, I plan on doing oil changes inbetween my scheduled ones on my '04 XC90. I was wondering what everyone else uses for oil. Volvo recommends Castrol, but my dealer uses Motorcraft. I was thinking of just using Castrol GTX for the first 10,000 miles and then switching to Mobil 1. What do you guys think about this plan? The only thing that concerns me is the fact that the vehicle is turbo. Will Castrol GTX be good enough or should I use a turbo approved oil like Penzoil Turbo? Just cursious what you guys think
Whatever you do, NO Mobil 1. I am currently using these in the various cars I have. In Jersey a 5W-40 or 0W-40 would be a good all year round oil in terms of viscosity for a turbo. Quicker flow in winter and higher heat range in summer. Change your oil every 6 months or 5K not 10K miles especially DINO.

This has been a main stay for quite sometime. Can't go wrong with this. Not suitable for newer cars.
https://www.amazon.com/Shell-Rotella-Sy ... 192&sr=1-5

Soon to go into the 03 80 T6 - First time trying this but have used Castrol while at Acura.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JG ... UTF8&psc=1

First time use. The 08 C30 T5 engine is whisper quiet. Engine sounds nicer from the outside of the car. I have not driven it as my son has been chauffeuring me in this since the oil change. Super quiet so my son is asking for a new resonator (Vibrant) and muffler delete.
https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/5w-40- ... oly-lm3864

First time use. In the 03 Odyssey and 19 Atlas w/3K miles. I think it's too thin for a 230K mile van. The Rotella T6 provided more power during passing but at that price I think it'll do as both engines are very quiet and no groaning in the van during passing like the Mobil 1.
https://www.costco.com/kirkland-signatu ... 27865.html
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Re: XC90 Oil - What Kind Do You Use?

Post by gstallons » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:58 pm

Either oil will be great . I use Mobil 1 synthetic .

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