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CBRNWO 12-04-2018 11:01 AM

Amazon Basics Oil???
 
Has anyone used Amazonís new branded oil? Iíve read that itís from the distributor Warren that makes a lot of other oils as well. Itís advertised as ďEuropean FormulaĒ, just not sure if I trust it to put in my baby (Ď03 986 with 130k miles)?

AmazonBasics Full Synthetic Motor Oil - Euro Formula for Turbo-Charged Vehicles (API SN, A3/B4) - 0W-40 - 5 Quart https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CG364QJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_DhSbCbYC5548R

kk2002s 12-07-2018 04:04 AM

OK I'll bite
What's there to think about. It's almost $5 cheaper than Mobil 1 from Wally world.
I could save $10 a year at that rate, that's almost 2 Starbucks coffees

I can't wait for Amazon to start branding and selling Milk and bread. No more late night or before snow storm running out to the store

78F350 12-07-2018 05:19 AM

I'll put this in my body:

http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1544192202.jpg

...but for my cars, I'm pretty much convinced that Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 is the best balance of quality, price, and additive package. Currently only $19.97 at the Wally'.

paulofto 12-07-2018 05:45 AM

mmmmmm Olive Oil. I wonder if it meets the Porsche A40 Standard.

p3230 12-07-2018 05:58 AM

That's mean he only asked for advice. You can put any oil in these engines just as long as it's synthetic oil.

BrantyB 12-07-2018 06:09 AM

Why take a risk on unbranded oil? Just buy Mobil1 and be done with it.

78F350 12-07-2018 06:12 AM

For further reading I often go to BITOG. Here's what I'm looking through now:
https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4827485/Who_makes_AmazonBasics_Full_Sy
https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4881205/amazonbasics-0w-40-5w-40-a3-b4-free-delivery
Quote:

... You can put any oil in these engines just as long as it's synthetic oil.
...and no, All synthetic oil is not the same.

Edit again: I haven't found a VOA of it yet, and that's what I'd like to see before I'd use it, rather than a bunch of tribal opinions.

p3230 12-07-2018 06:21 AM

I put AMSOIL in mine same thing just as good.

Boxstard 12-07-2018 09:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 78F350 (Post 584840)
...but for my cars, I'm pretty much convinced that Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 is the best balance of quality, price, and additive package. Currently only $19.97 at the Wally'.

I have been using Rotella T6 for more than a decade, started with Saab turbos then Boxster. Higher zinc content to protect bearings, great value and never had any issues.

tommy583 12-07-2018 11:57 AM

I use this https://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Tech-Universal-Motor-Oil-15W40-1-gal/17134877


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