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or..., "yet another stupid synthetic oil question".

So..., first..., my apologies!

1. My objective is to keep my warranty intact, get good service from my scoot..., and not pay stupid boutique prices for a can of oil.

2. Two flavors of fully synthetic oil (5W40..., one w/ API of SM..., the other w/ SL) are readily available in my area.

2.1 One is Mobil 1 (6.99/qt, API SM, SL/SJ).
2.2 The other is Valvoline (29.00/ga, API SL (I think I'm remembering that correctly)).

3. Both are prominently labeled w/ the words "Turbo Diesel Engine".

3.1 The Mobil 1 can appears to state that the oil is intended for use in gasoline engines..., per the appropriate API spec.

The Stupid Question: Is there any reason why I shouldn't use either of these oils in an '07 LX150? Does item #3 mean anything that immediately precludes the use of these oils in an LX150?

If the basic answer is "the oils are theoretically OK", then (OK, this MAY be a bit of a troll ), is there a strong reason why I should choose one over another?

Thx!
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thx! I had seen those postings earlier..., but missed the "turbo diesel" comments.
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