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#4528490 - 09/28/17 02:05 PM BITOG trend I noticed
OilyMember Offline


Registered: 09/24/17
Posts: 13
Loc: Oregon
Long time lurker love this site and the great info, but why do I constantly see the trend to veer off legitimate questions about top quality synthetic oils to the cheapest suitable dino when it doesn't have any relevance to what someone is asking? I respect the members suggestions to potentially save people money but once again the original question is often never answered.

For example I purchased a 07 Denali with 71k on the clock and a pretty good history of basic, run of the mill dealer dino oil changes including one less than 500 miles ago from when I purchased it. It had a no name jobber filter and unknown flavor or 5w30 in the sump. I dumped that out and installed some Castrol Magnetec and a Fram Ultra before driving back to Oregon in 110 heat hauling a boat I also bought. I then plan to dump out the Magnatec around 3,000 miles due to utilizing tank after tank of Berryman's, Gumout etc. to get a decent fuel system cleaning and help a bumby idle. (It worked). Anyways I plan to run some Schaeffers, Mobile1,Castrol etc. from now on, but I guarantee if I asked a legitimate question about which synthetic for my blasphemous short OCI's with a Fram Ultra I bet 90% of my replies would be to run whatever dino meets spec with lesser filter for my chosen maintenance regimen. How does that answer my original question regarding what I am after? What if I only want the very best and can afford to "waste" great oil because that's my plan? BTW I have already R&R'd the power steering fluid 4 times due to it being nasty, the trans with Castrol Dex VI via cooler line method, front and rear diff with Amsoil severe gear, and brake fluid 2x's to feel better about it. Will my BITOG career be short lived? I say this jokingly and do take the advice given here often but it would be nice if the forum could shift a little towards sticking to the info being requested otherwise we are doing a disservice.

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#4528494 - 09/28/17 02:12 PM Re: BITOG trend I noticed [Re: OilyMember]
gfh77665 Offline


Registered: 09/01/08
Posts: 3791
Loc: Southeast Texas
Originally Posted By: OilyMember
Long time lurker love this site and the great info, but why do I constantly see the trend to veer off legitimate questions about top quality synthetic oils to the cheapest suitable dino when it doesn't have any relevance to what someone is asking? I respect the members suggestions to potentially save people money but once again the original question is often never answered.


I feel your pain, LOL.

Q: Should I do A or B?
A: Dozens answer C, D, EFGHIJKLMNOP...

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#4528495 - 09/28/17 02:12 PM Re: BITOG trend I noticed [Re: OilyMember]
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Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 18150
Loc: Dallas,Tx USA
I recommend Supertech dino and an orange can laugh
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#4528497 - 09/28/17 02:17 PM Re: BITOG trend I noticed [Re: OilyMember]
demarpaint Offline


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Sometimes it is better to search the archives than ask a question, especially if you already anticipate what some of the replies might be.
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#4528500 - 09/28/17 02:21 PM Re: BITOG trend I noticed [Re: OilyMember]
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Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10128
Loc: OH
Another trend I noticed is former banned members that keep coming back over and over. Most of them being complete drama queens that can't get over themselves. smile

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#4528502 - 09/28/17 02:22 PM Re: BITOG trend I noticed [Re: OilyMember]
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Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 4734
Loc: MTL, CANADA
I disagree. I think most would say to extend your OCI's. I run 3k mile changes simply because I want to. Most brand syns are excellent and unlikely you will notice a difference. May as well not ask a question you already know the answer for. If you ask a question, you will get opinions, if everyone had to choose a or b, it wouldnt be that exciting.

Why bother R&R on PS fluid? Do a proper drain once and be done with it. If you are going to take such top shape of things or act like it then why not do them right?
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#4528515 - 09/28/17 02:39 PM Re: BITOG trend I noticed [Re: Rolla07]
OilyMember Offline


Registered: 09/24/17
Posts: 13
Loc: Oregon
How is my simple baster method wrong? It took that amount of times to get the fluid clean and some crud out to my liking and took 5 minutes tops each time with a pump. I plan to install a Magnefine when I install a trans cooler with remote filter. Kept it simple and got my desired results which was ridding the system of nasty, brown blackish fluid with bits of sediment. Now I can monitor clean fluid and will know of I have an issue.


Edited by OilyMember (09/28/17 02:40 PM)

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#4528516 - 09/28/17 02:41 PM Re: BITOG trend I noticed [Re: aquariuscsm]
OilyMember Offline


Registered: 09/24/17
Posts: 13
Loc: Oregon
Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
I recommend Supertech dino and an orange can laugh

That right there is funny!!

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#4528548 - 09/28/17 03:25 PM Re: BITOG trend I noticed [Re: OilyMember]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: OilyMember
Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
I recommend Supertech dino and an orange can laugh

That right there is funny!!



What I don't get is this:

"I have a 1999 Toyota Camry with 291,000 miles on it, should I use Redline or Amsoil?"

Seriously?
I think once you get over 150,000 on any car, just run what's inexpensive and still meets specs.

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Alternatively, I see:
"I have a brand new XXXXX and I plan to trade it at 60,000.... should I use Redline or Amsoil?"

If you don't plan on keeping your car till the 300K mark like I do, why bother with expensive oil?
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#4528551 - 09/28/17 03:34 PM Re: BITOG trend I noticed [Re: OilyMember]
MolaKule Offline


Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 19042
Loc: Iowegia - USA
Originally Posted By: OilyMember
Long time lurker love this site and the great info, but why do I constantly see the trend to veer off legitimate questions about top quality synthetic oils to the cheapest suitable dino when it doesn't have any relevance to what someone is asking?


I see this more and more and it's not just veering off that specific topic.

It is called, "Not Focusing on the topic and not reading the entire question and/or not responding w.r.t. to the context of the question."





Edited by MolaKule (09/28/17 03:35 PM)

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#4528554 - 09/28/17 03:42 PM Re: BITOG trend I noticed [Re: OilyMember]
Hermann Offline


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 2439
Loc: Kansas City
Use whatever you and your wallet are happy with.
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#4528559 - 09/28/17 03:48 PM Re: BITOG trend I noticed [Re: aquariuscsm]
car51 Offline


Registered: 03/12/15
Posts: 10251
Loc: Southwest PA
Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
I recommend Supertech dino and an orange can laugh


I thought all this time you didn't like ST oil? :^)
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#4528576 - 09/28/17 04:13 PM Re: BITOG trend I noticed [Re: SatinSilver]
Panzerman Offline


Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 4203
Loc: Port Orange, Florida
Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Another trend I noticed is former banned members that keep coming back over and over. Most of them being complete drama queens that can't get over themselves. smile

Banned?? I didn't even know you could get banned from a oil site. What does one do to get banned from a oil site??
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#4528577 - 09/28/17 04:13 PM Re: BITOG trend I noticed [Re: car51]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 18150
Loc: Dallas,Tx USA
Originally Posted By: car51
Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
I recommend Supertech dino and an orange can laugh


I thought all this time you didn't like ST oil? :^)



Shhhh! Don't tell anyone. I have a reputation to keep around here haha laugh
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#4528588 - 09/28/17 04:21 PM Re: BITOG trend I noticed [Re: OilyMember]
Silverado12 Offline


Registered: 02/26/13
Posts: 3111
Loc: Central Virginia
Nothing wrong w/turkey baster method of p/s fluid changing; that's what I do and it works for me.
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