I started reading forums , bob the oil guy site etc,,.
I am a synthetic lubricant believer but i really dont want to read 20000 pages to find oil for my motor.
What do you guys run in your motors and what would you recommend for my 1641 turbo stock rpm motor.? Keep in mind the vehicle will be driven in Throughout Greece and mainly Athens where winter average low is 5-8 C and summer high average of 35 C.
I live a few miles nort of Dallas, my temperature range is likely as wide or wider.
I buy the few oils I know to be good if I see them on sale and stock up.
Right now I have 2 gallons of Rotella T6, a gallon of Mobil1 Turbo Diesel Truck, and a few individual quarts of VRI 10W-30 stashed.
Shell Rotella T6 5w-40 is reasonably priced g3 synthetic with all the zddp you need, and some of its own tricks.
I can buy it ~anywhere in the US for appx $22-24/gallon.
I run it for 12-15K beween changes in my T4s, with a Mobil1 filter, I use a quart every ~2K so it stays reasonably topped up with zddp etc.
Any of the dino oils I have found that have sufficient zddp cost about the same/quart or more.
I do not know what is available in Greece.