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Old 14 Mar 2004, 10:19 am
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Last night I went to Walmart to check out prices on Mobil 1.
While I was standing there this guy(who I didn't know)started
telling me that he uses Mobil 1 in his car(don't know what kind of
car)He said since synthetic oil never breaks down,he just changes the filter and what ever oil comes out he pours it back in his
car.I don't know much about synthetic oil, but this sounds like
BS to me.
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Old 14 Mar 2004, 10:46 am
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Hope he's saving his money for a rebuild! Synthetic oil does last longer, but the combustion process produces acids that no filter is gonna remove. Tell him it's better if he parks under a pyramid.
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That's what I figured.Don't know the guy from Adam.
The next time I see him, He'll probably be broke down
on the road.I hate people that give advice and they don't
know what they are talking about and they act like it's
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The guys full of it....
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Maybe he's a mechanic who enjoys installing engines. [:I]

I make a lot more money from an engine install than an oil change.

BUT!!!!,
I still say you should change your oil regularly, even synthetic oil.

My last one was a $5,000 engine job in a 2000 Intrepid. The lady never changed her oil from the day she took delivery. It lasted 52,000 miles before it detonated. She played dumb, but I think she was trying to make it through her lease without spending the cash for maintenance service. This time it cost her big time!
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Her oil must've been like roofing tar...[:0]
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that is a long time i have seen 2 come in with no oil changes usually about 28,000-32,000 miles
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Quote:
quote:Originally posted by Jimbo

He said since synthetic oil never breaks down,he just changes the filter and what ever oil comes out he pours it back in his car.I don't know much about synthetic oil, but this sounds like BS to me.
Poor guy !!!
Some taxi-drivers in Athens, Greece told me the same nonsense.
I use sythetic oil since 1980 and I never had any problems (regular intervals).
I think, the gas-milage is a little bit better using synthetic.

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I have used Syn oil since the first change. I change it every 5000 miles
I'm at 100500 miles. It seems to get better milages and I've got pretty good at changing my oil. I can do it in a few min. after all the oil drains out. I beleve in Syn oil. I change it like it is reg. oil.
Wally world (Wal-Mart)has the best price on syn oil and I use the x2 fram filter every time I change the oil. I only have 4500 more miles till I change it again. It seem's like I do it all the time.
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I once knew a gentleman who filled vending machines back at the begining of time and he drove a '52-'53 Chevy pannel truck (PT) and he only changed the filters every 3,000 miles, and topped up what ever oil was needed. He would put 200,000 miles on a car every two years and swore you were foolish to change oil so often because it doesn't break down, it just gets dirty. Now if a good filter (is a $10 K and N better than a $5 MoPar?) can get the metal deposits and other solids out what kind of damage do things like acid and carbon do? I know Ford reccomends oil changes in my '02 Explorer at 6,000 miles and the oil manufactures say 3,000, but who wouldn't if your in the oil business, but the manufacturer backs the warrenty, not the oil maker. I have half a notion of going to Mobil 1 and changing only the filter at 6,000 miles and then oil and filter at 12,000 mi and so on.....through the limits of the extended warrenty!!!!
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