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Date: 15 Feb 1999 03:25:52 GMT
From: saab85900nopsamcom (Saab85900)
Subject: Re: Is Mobil 1 any good for a 88 900i


redonald wrote: >Its oil change time again and am keen to try Mobil1 (UK). Has any one tried >this brand ~ is it any good or any other brand to suggest? 118000miles 1988 Yep, here's one of those "18 million mile things". I've been using AMSOIL synthetic oil since 1977, and have changed over about 6 or 7 Saab with over 100,000 miles to it. Have never had any problem with leaks--except for later when the oil pressure sender units leaked (also happens with non-synthetics). If I couldn't get AMSOIL--and you can't in England--I'd use Mobil 1, which is (in my opinion anyhow) the second best oil on the market. If you don't (or won't) use a good engine flush before changing, then plan to dump the first batch of synthetic after 3-4,000 miles, because it will clean out all the junk left in your engine by non-synthetics. After that, I'd have no problem running Moibl 1 15,000 miles or a year (filter change at 1/2 that) in any non-turbo/non-diesel engine. Dick in Falls Church, VA Using and selling AMSOIL (First in Synthetics) over 21 years

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