MOBIL 1 what type? '08 105k

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  1. Baldbubba

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    I have a 2008 gen2 with 105 k which type mobil 1 oil should I use?

    Mobil 1 Advanced Fuel Economy?? or

    Mobil 1 High Mileage ??

    what weight? should i purchase?
     
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    Assuming that river you live by is in the US, Gen2 takes either 5w-30 or 0w-30.

    This time of year I normally go to 0w-30 Mobil-1 Advanced Fuel Economy on the hopes the oils flows better at low winter temps. The High Mileage Mobil-1 does not claim to be as good as other Mobil-1 for MPG, and is intended if you are having leaks or other oil loss issues. In the summer I tend to use the 5W-30 Extended Drain in case I feel like procrastinating past 7000 miles on the next oil change.
     
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    And I would only add:

    I would personally advise you to stick with whatever has been used in the past, if you know.
    After 100K miles, there really is no good reason to switch to synthetic; your money would probably be better spent with slightly more frequent changes.

    That is assuming that you don't have issues with excess oil consumption (or loss).
     
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    it has mobil 1 in it now,,,, just making sure i am putting i really should in it..... i change every 10k since i have owned it which is 18 months... it uses less than half a quart in that 10 k,, i usually purchase 4 qt to change it ,, and i try to check it every other time i get gas,, and it will use what is left of the that 4th quart that i dont put in when it is changed....
     
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    OK then see tracy's post above. (y)
     
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    I guess the only thing left to say is:
    I too miss SNL's Chris Farley and his "van down by the river sketch"
     
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    I have used Mobil 1 synthetic oil and Mobil oil filters from day one (160,000 mi). I usually purchase Mobil 1 oil by the case at Costco and keep it on hand. On those times when I have had a commercial oil changer do the oil change I bring my own Mobil 1 synthetic oil and oil filter. I purchase Mobil 1 filters in lots of 10 through Amazon. It just turns out our Toyota Echo and Prius use the same filter.
     
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    That's what I use too. Mobile 1 5W30 from Costco when it is on sale. I use either Toyota filters when the local dealer sends coupons, or Bosch filters from Autozone. We have 173,000 miles on our 2005 and it doesn't use any oil. I do change it every 5000 miles when the light comes on.
     
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    An alternative: you can get Toyota's 0W20, if you're at the part counter getting the filter and washer anyways. At our nearby dealership it's $5.65 per liter.
     
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    ...same here except Walmart stopped carrying the filters in my store (last time I looked you culd still get online at Walmart) so I started getting other filters
     
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    my manual specifies 5W30 for my 2005 Prius.
     
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