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Thoughts on types of oils

Hey everybody was hoping for alittle imput on different types of oil, i'm running 20w-50 synthetic blend repsol right now,but heres my ? I live in South Carolina on the coast in a small town were it gets pretty hot here in the summer, alot of stop and go traffic, a guy was telling me to try 10W-40 fully synthetic what are some thoughts on that, also amsoil was recommended what do you guys think, I know i def. want to go to fully synthetic but some advice would be cool. Thanks
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Some may differ, but I've run full synthetic in everything I've owned since 1975, when Mobil-1 came out.
When I changed over to full synthetic in my Isuzu Trooper, I gained 2 MPG, which I verified with my mileage records.
It's especially needed in air-cooled engines due to higher operating temperature range.
The Mobil-1 4T 10W40 for bikes is around $9/liter at Autozone on average.
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I'm using in my Bikes and 4Wheelers Shell Rotella Synthetic ..1 Gallon for only 19 Bucks.

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I use Mobil 1 10W40 full synthetic.
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I've used Mobil 1 Full synthetic in my Audi, Subaru STI
My RC I use Amsoil and really like it.
My Aprilia i special order Agip (9.99 a liter). i have to have it shipped so i try to buy in bulk, but may give something else a try.
Not sure what i will use in the BMW yet, Dealer did the first oil change at 600 miles.

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Dad used Mobil 1 full syn 20w40 in the racecar
I use Mobil 1 full syn 10w30 in all my street cars
Just put Mobil 1 4T 10w40 with the K&N on SP2, and it runs better and smoother.
$9.99qt at auto zone
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