Date: 16 Sep 2001 02:32:24 -0700 From: johsnopsamanytime.co.uk (Johannes H Andersen) Subject: Re: Does anyone use synthetic oils?
"Mike" <mfeldmannopsamt.net> wrote in message news:<nmQo7.1295$fZ4.472629nopsam.uswest.net>... > What other fully synthetic oils have you seen at half the price of Mobil 1. > Please be specific with regard to product and retail establishment. > > > > Mobil One is an exceptional product that anyone would be wise to use - > no > > > matter what anecdotal warnings you will certainly get. I'm persuaded > that > > > it's a benefit in any car - except for museum pieces....:) > > > > > No doubt, but is it really better than other fully synthetics > > satisfying API SJ/CF ACEA A3/B3 at around half the price? And why? > > > > Johannes OK you put me on the spot there. I will have to go to the shop to check out the prices in detail. I'm in the UK and was thinking of a well known UK high street store brand of fully synthetic oil that I have been using for my Saab 1993 9000 CSE 2.0 LPT. This oil comes in 5 litres whereas Mobil 1 comes in 4 litres bottles. Taking the differences in volume into account, I think that "half price" is not far off, but admittedly I'll have to check it out. My car has done 81000 miles, but still runs as new, so I have no intention of using an inferior oil. However, I rather change the oil more frequently than using an expensive oil such as Mobil 1. As said before, the oil satisfies API SJ/CF ACEA A3/B3 which is more than Saabs requirements. I never let the engine overheat or trashing it in any other ways. So let me put your on the spot: Why exactly is Mobil 1 better?