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#4592414 - 12/02/17 08:24 PM how awesome is it that this forum exists?
izz Offline


Registered: 11/24/17
Posts: 19
Loc: Ohio
as of year or so ago I started geeking out over motor oil and bringing up the subject to even most mechanically inclined people I know in real life the subject doesn't ever get past the "yeah I just get whatever cheapest synthetic is available" and mostly just stays at "yeah I just get the cheapest available they're all the same".

But on the internet there's a whole community as weird as I am and some even weirder, love it.

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#4592421 - 12/02/17 08:31 PM Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: izz]
Artem Offline


Registered: 10/30/10
Posts: 5117
Loc: Florida
welcome

All API certified oils will keep that engine running good for many years. Brand choice is your personal choice and we all have our favorites.
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#4592426 - 12/02/17 08:35 PM Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: izz]
mbacfp Offline


Registered: 09/02/15
Posts: 837
Loc: California
Great info, great people...even when I get beat up in the oil additve section. smirk
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#4592437 - 12/02/17 08:42 PM Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: izz]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
It's pretty awesome for me. My little escape from reality.

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#4592460 - 12/02/17 09:02 PM Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: izz]
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 16964
Loc: Michigan
Yep, we like the details.... wink
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#4592477 - 12/02/17 09:16 PM Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: izz]
eyeofthetiger Offline


Registered: 11/18/17
Posts: 683
Loc: South Carolina
I don't think you people are real. The people I meet in real life seem to know just about zero actual facts about motor oils.
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#4592514 - 12/02/17 10:13 PM Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: izz]
BrocLuno Offline


Registered: 09/06/15
Posts: 5518
Loc: Kalifornia Kollective
Most of our vehicles run and run, w/o much real intervention on our part. Services and fluids are some of the places where we actually get to interact with them. So we focus there.

Me, I get to interact at other levels ... Such is the life of a "Keep it on the road as long as possible, personal recycler". But, to play this game, you must have spares laugh
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#4592536 - 12/02/17 10:39 PM Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: izz]
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Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 18170
Loc: Dallas,Tx USA
What I like is that it's an all-in-one forum. Everything from motor oil to bbq.
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#4592582 - 12/03/17 12:15 AM Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: eyeofthetiger]
andyd Offline


Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 7150
Loc: Marshfield , MA
Originally Posted By: eyeofthetiger
I don't think you people are real. The people I meet in real life seem to know just about zero actual facts about motor oils.
Some don't even check it grin2
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#4592584 - 12/03/17 12:17 AM Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: izz]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10111
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Yeah we're all weirdos here crackmeup
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#4592601 - 12/03/17 12:58 AM Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: izz]
double vanos Offline


Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 1885
Loc: 5600 feet elevation, Arizona
Yes indeedy, this forum is an asylum, filled with nut cases. From ammo to zerk fittings, we eventually cover it all. I love hanging out here, my #1 place for killing time. Lots of knowledgeable people here.
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#4592652 - 12/03/17 04:59 AM Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: Nick1994]
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 16964
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: Nick1994
Yeah we're all weirdos here crackmeup


Speak for yourself.... wink

Ah, never mind.... crackmeup
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#4592682 - 12/03/17 06:39 AM Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: izz]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 47276
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Originally Posted By: izz
as of year or so ago I started geeking out over motor oil and bringing up the subject to even most mechanically inclined people I know in real life the subject doesn't ever get past the "yeah I just get whatever cheapest synthetic is available" and mostly just stays at "yeah I just get the cheapest available they're all the same".

But on the internet there's a whole community as weird as I am and some even weirder, love it.


Even after working with a bunch of nerds for 12+ years.......people will still say............wait, you are Pablo on BITOG. (I'll try to deny it LOL LOL)
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#4592723 - 12/03/17 07:35 AM Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: izz]
Al Offline


Registered: 06/08/02
Posts: 18036
Loc: Elizabethtown, Pa
I have come full circle in the 15 years I have been on this board.

1. Cheap oil works as well as expensive oil
2. The only advantage of syn oil is you can run with longer oil changes in a mechanically sound engine. Which almost no one does.
3. Basically oil is oil
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#4592882 - 12/03/17 09:52 AM Re: how awesome is it that this forum exists? [Re: izz]
ron17571 Offline


Registered: 11/25/14
Posts: 166
Loc: AZ
I grew up with a car nut dad and uncles. My nephews don't even know how to check their oil.I guess that is good for mechanics and car dealers.
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