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Good advice column on keeping your car as long as possible. #4976111
01/11/19 02:04 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
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It was interesting they called out Amsoil and Royal Purple in here as "Good quality synthetics" in a mainstream article like this next to ginormous brands like M1.

https://www.wheels.ca/news/48850/

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MECHANICALS:

Keep it lubed: On the mechanical side, I always use top-quality synthetic lubricants in the engine, transmission and differential. I started this trend when my Volvo was new and the oil I opted for was Mobil 1. These fully synthetic oils such as Mobil 1, Amsoil, Royal Purple, Pennzoil Platinum etc. offer better thermal stability, cold temperature flow, consistent viscosity and zero sludge forming compared to conventional oils. This meant I was always getting excellent lubrication of all the critical moving parts while improving my fuel economy.

Even though this was a more expensive choice than conventional oil initially, in the long run it saved me money with less wear and tear. Oil change intervals can be extended when you use synthetics due to their superior properties. This will help overcome the extra cost of the oil itself. Always check with your vehicle’s warranty schedule when determining your oil change intervals.


I did this with all my high milers...

Last edited by StevieC; 01/11/19 02:08 PM.

'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - 25k KM - AMSOIL SS 0w20

Fear 20wt oils if you want your engine to last. smirk2
Re: Good advice column on keeping your car as long as possible. [Re: StevieC] #4976114
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"Even though this was a more expensive choice than conventional oil initially, in the long run it saved me money with less wear and tear"

- Wow, talk about a wild assumption.


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Re: Good advice column on keeping your car as long as possible. [Re: StevieC] #4976124
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Wheels are the worst shills for the automotive industry. Their used car reviews are nice, but everything else is drivel. The Star is just a rag in general, they stopped being relevant in the 2000s like most newspapers.


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Re: Good advice column on keeping your car as long as possible. [Re: StevieC] #4976130
01/11/19 02:19 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
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Yeah but what they are calling out here is good advice for the otherwise ignorant consumer that can't even open their owners manual. LOL


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Fear 20wt oils if you want your engine to last. smirk2
Re: Good advice column on keeping your car as long as possible. [Re: StevieC] #4976201
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Sounds more like an ad for those 4 synthetic oils. What about NAPA or SuperTech or Rotella T6 synthetic oils?

I would say in the rust-belt getting vehicle sprayed with Krown, CarWell, NH, FF etc is more important that going from regular oil changes with conventional oil to synthetic oil.

And of course maintaining the other expensive items like transmission, diff, xfer case.


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Re: Good advice column on keeping your car as long as possible. [Re: StevieC] #4976202
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ON, Canada eh?
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Those are covered where they say "etc."

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These fully synthetic oils such as Mobil 1, Amsoil, Royal Purple, Pennzoil Platinum etc.

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'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - 25k KM - AMSOIL SS 0w20

Fear 20wt oils if you want your engine to last. smirk2
Re: Good advice column on keeping your car as long as possible. [Re: StevieC] #4976263
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What is a "solo competition"??


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Re: Good advice column on keeping your car as long as possible. [Re: StevieC] #4976279
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My dog can do a better job, and she drives with her head out the window.

Re: Good advice column on keeping your car as long as possible. [Re: StevieC] #4976308
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Must be a good article. Won’t even load on my iPhone.

Amsoil ?


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Re: Good advice column on keeping your car as long as possible. [Re: Donald] #4976372
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Originally Posted by Donald
Sounds more like an ad for those 4 synthetic oils. What about NAPA or SuperTech or Rotella T6 synthetic oils?

I would say in the rust-belt getting vehicle sprayed with Krown, CarWell, NH, FF etc is more important that going from regular oil changes with conventional oil to synthetic oil.

And of course maintaining the other expensive items like transmission, diff, xfer case.
The article is designed to upsell synthetic oil changes to baby boomers on saturday mornings when they read the paper for three hours. The brand of oil does not matter as much as getting you to spring for that $120 oil change. You can't even get Amsoil OCs at shops around here; they just lump the boutiques in there so they can charge Amsoil prices for a PP OC.


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Re: Good advice column on keeping your car as long as possible. [Re: StevieC] #4976559
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The article opened the door to extended OCI's. Which, in some engines and scenarios, may actually themselves offer superiority over 'normal' OCI's beyond just the expense of the oil change.


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Re: Good advice column on keeping your car as long as possible. [Re: StevieC] #4976596
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How many miles did he get on his Volvo GLT?


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Re: Good advice column on keeping your car as long as possible. [Re: StevieC] #4976733
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Sounds like good advice to me. Has worked for me on my old junks.


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Re: Good advice column on keeping your car as long as possible. [Re: BMWTurboDzl] #4976788
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Originally Posted by BMWTurboDzl
"Even though this was a more expensive choice than conventional oil initially, in the long run it saved me money with less wear and tear"

- Wow, talk about a wild assumption.


He's said it saved him money. He appears pretty anal about his vehicle and it's maintenance. I don't think it's much of a stretch for him to actually know that that is the case. He might have a spread sheet of some other way of tracking costs. That may actually be the case.

Decent enough advice overall. It's hard to keep things that long around here. I had a well maintained Honda and the body just disintegrated after 22 WI and IL winters. Didn't much matter how many fancy fluids I used or how many times I waxed it. Good for him.

Re: Good advice column on keeping your car as long as possible. [Re: StevieC] #4976798
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My '95 3.4L T-100 276k 5/30 sale conventional 3-4k OCI's no make-up oil required yet.

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