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#3318578 - 03/20/14 11:03 PM It is to laugh
double vanos Offline


Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 972
Loc: Houston, Texas
Just saw this on a Mazdaspeed forum - cut and paste job for y'all :

learn from this:

If you buy car new and start using synthetic from 0 miles....ur good as long as u stay synthetic

If you buy car new and start using regular from 0 miles....ur good as long as you stay regular

If you buy car used....its a hit or miss.

If you run regular for, idk, lets say 50k miles then decide to switch to synthetic, that's when you will have problems.

If you run synthetic for, idk, lets say 50k miles then decided to switch to regular, that's when you will have problems.

(And then there was this):


before every oil change seafoam your engine within 250 miles of changing your oil and use Rotella T6

end thread

I learned a lot there...All you bitogers that just run whatever is on sale, beware!
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#3318589 - 03/20/14 11:18 PM Re: It is to laugh [Re: double vanos]
wallyuwl Offline


Registered: 06/02/09
Posts: 1459
Loc: Lexington, KY
Originally Posted By: double vanos
....ur good as long as you stay regular


They are right about this: it is important to stay regular.

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#3318618 - 03/21/14 12:27 AM Re: It is to laugh [Re: double vanos]
stephen9666 Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 2510
Loc: USA
I text as much as the next guy, but I don't put much faith into a post on auto maintenance where the author couldn't take the time to spell out "you are" or "I don't know."

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#3318620 - 03/21/14 12:39 AM Re: It is to laugh [Re: double vanos]
Darwin1138 Offline


Registered: 01/07/14
Posts: 209
Loc: Mexico City
I think that post is the modern version of this
Quote:
If you walk under a ladder, you will have bad luck
If a black cat crosses your path you will have bad luck
To open an umbrella in the house is to bring bad luck
A bird that comes in your window brings bad luck
Crossing your fingers helps to avoid bad luck and helps a wish come true
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#3318651 - 03/21/14 04:22 AM Re: It is to laugh [Re: wallyuwl]
Rick in PA Offline


Registered: 01/04/03
Posts: 2105
Loc: Southeastern, PA
Originally Posted By: wallyuwl
Originally Posted By: double vanos
....ur good as long as you stay regular


They are right about this: it is important to stay regular.

Perhaps I should add Citrucel to my oil change regime. wink
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#3318681 - 03/21/14 06:17 AM Re: It is to laugh [Re: wallyuwl]
ARB1977 Offline


Registered: 06/12/05
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Loc: North Texas
Originally Posted By: wallyuwl
Originally Posted By: double vanos
....ur good as long as you stay regular


They are right about this: it is important to stay regular.

LOL
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#3318715 - 03/21/14 07:35 AM Re: It is to laugh [Re: double vanos]
Miller88 Offline


Registered: 04/09/08
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Loc: Onondaga County
My Cherokee was run to 100K before it was switched to synthetic. Over the last 2 years, it seems I have done syn,conventional, syn, conventional.

Same with the Focus.

Guess neither of them will make 100K miles?
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#3318738 - 03/21/14 07:56 AM Re: It is to laugh [Re: Miller88]
Anies Offline


Registered: 01/29/09
Posts: 2708
Loc: NJ
Doesn't really matter what you use, just that you change it when it needs to be changed. Might get some burning or leakage depending on formulation but it generally evens out after a few oil changes.

Speaking of which, wife's Impreza is due for an oc. 6k miles on Cam2 stash o_O ruh-oh.
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#3318754 - 03/21/14 08:12 AM Re: It is to laugh [Re: Darwin1138]
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Registered: 10/12/05
Posts: 3579
Loc: Da Swamp
Originally Posted By: Darwin1138
I think that post is the modern version of this
Quote:
. . . If a black cat crosses your path you will have bad luck



If that were true, I'd be dead now. My black cat crosses my path approximately 50 times a day!
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#3318807 - 03/21/14 08:59 AM Re: It is to laugh [Re: double vanos]
Rolla07 Offline


Registered: 11/05/11
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The internet, where nonsense spreads its wings..lol
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#3318836 - 03/21/14 09:20 AM Re: It is to laugh [Re: Rolla07]
strat81 Offline


Registered: 01/09/10
Posts: 809
Loc: Nebraska
Originally Posted By: Rolla07
The internet, where nonsense spreads its wings..lol

Clearly you've never sat at the counter at a service department, parts department, hardware store, gun shop, or bar.

There's plenty of nonsense floating around offline too.
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#3318880 - 03/21/14 10:10 AM Re: It is to laugh [Re: double vanos]
pandus13 Offline


Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 547
Loc: Chicago,IL,USA
go crazy on them:
send them the link to synlube site
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#3318947 - 03/21/14 11:35 AM Re: It is to laugh [Re: double vanos]
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Registered: 02/24/13
Posts: 1886
Loc: Ontario, Canada
lol mazdaspeed forum

I'm not surprised; no shortage of bozos there. The seafoam thing isn't a bad idea, though- keep those ports clean.


Edited by jrustles (03/21/14 11:36 AM)
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#3319924 - 03/22/14 04:08 PM Re: It is to laugh [Re: double vanos]
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Registered: 07/21/02
Posts: 1626
Loc: KY
This reminds me of the idiot on an Abarth forum who claimed adding ATF to conventional oil made the mixture a synthetic oil...
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