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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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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...

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Re: Good advice column on keeping your car as long as possible. [Re: StevieC] #4976114 01/11/19 02:08 PM
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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 01/11/19 02:15 PM
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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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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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Re: Good advice column on keeping your car as long as possible. [Re: StevieC] #4976201 01/11/19 03:17 PM
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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 01/11/19 03:18 PM
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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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Re: Good advice column on keeping your car as long as possible. [Re: StevieC] #4976263 01/11/19 04:21 PM
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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 01/11/19 04:42 PM
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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 01/11/19 05:30 PM
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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 01/11/19 06:36 PM
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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 01/11/19 10:26 PM
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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 01/11/19 11:16 PM
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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 01/12/19 07:48 AM
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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 01/12/19 09:16 AM
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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.


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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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