|Today 08:44 PM|
I'm running close to (but not over) 10k for my oil change intervals. Based on my driving pattern, manufacturer recommendations, and my independent lab oil analyses, there's no reason to do it sooner.
In fact, Blackstone Labs is recommending I go to 12k the next time I want to change oil because there's enough additive left in the oil to not have to worry. I won't be doing so, but it's nice to know there's buffer room.
|Today 08:39 PM|
|Today 08:23 PM|
Yes: Dzus fasteners.
|Today 10:39 AM|
Tired of the Torx30 wrench (EngineCover) every oil-change.
What about some sort of plastic (prefer metal) "quick-releaser".
Do those exist?
|10-05-2013 12:29 AM|
|10-04-2013 11:55 PM|
Second; you brought up something that just drives me NUTS. Synthetic oil shouldn't cost any more (any more than what the oil costs, that is) at a dealer or oil change place, but it always does. Why is a conventional change $29.99 but a full synthetic change $84.99? (Just using numbers I happened to see at a valvoline quick change place I drove by). Even if the oil change place was getting a big discount on conventional oil but paying retail per-quart on the full synthetic, it's not $55 more for synthetic oil. I once asked and the excuse I was given was "Well we sell less of it". The thing is; that's figured into the retail price! That's why synthetic oil probably has a bigger margin than conventional; because it's sold less often. The labor is the same; nothing changes. The oil is more expensive, so no doubt a synthetic change should cost more; but not that much more.
So yeah, that's why I do it myself too. Most oil changes places, with conventional, are so cheap nowadays that you can just swing in and not have to get dirty. But not the case with Synthetic. I get Amsoil by the case from a dealer at a good rate and change it myself.
|10-04-2013 06:32 PM|
My engine cost several thousands of dollars. to replace it .. even more.
The oil cost $25 plus $4 for the filter.
I change my own. So i can spend the money on Mobil One.
I change my oil when i want to. Not when some ahole tells me to.
So who cares when i change my damn oil??? Besides me?
Synthetic oil was originally made from natural gas.. So it was 'created'. Then (fairly recently) some started making a similar product from ordinary petroleum (and it cost less to do) So even Mobil shut down it's natural gas to synthetic plant and started making it the cheap way too.
Now, only Amesoil and maybe Royal Purple make their synthetic from natural gas like old times.
All the rest is more carefully refined from petroleum.
I use Mobil One and have no fear that is may be 'inferior'.
|10-04-2013 06:15 PM|
|10-04-2013 02:57 PM|
For me it was opposite in Canada same kind of ad just out of a -40c freezer showing cold starts.
|10-04-2013 02:40 PM|
As cynical as I am, sometimes even I am suckered in by marketing. This is the commercial that sold me on synthetic oils. Mobil1 is probably completely different today, but I've always thought this is the commercial you need to remember when you think of your turbo's best interests.
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