Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 00:13:26 GMT
Subject: Re: 5W50 synthetic oil grade

Well said, if I may say so. On Mon, 15 Feb 1999 14:46:33 -0800, Justin VanAbrahams <> wrote: > >I say it's snake oil because as far as I can tell, it is. In this >day and age, NO ONE maintains an advantage for long. If there was >any single substance out there with amazing capabilities, don't >you think one of the oil giants would have either bought it, copied >it, or developed their own similar additive? I simply refuse to >accept there are any products out there which are 100% amazing that >no one has ever heard of before. It doesn't make any sense to me. > >But really, what I say about Militec 1 (or any other additive) doesn't >mean anything in the end. Perhaps it does exactly what it claims. >Given that I accept that, would I use it? NO! Why? Because as >far as I can tell none of my engines have wear problems to begin >with. It's like buying Tylenol when I don't have a headache! Why >add something to the system when the system is clearly working >perfectly without it? If I can get 230k (and counting!) out of an >engine without using it, what the heck good would it do me to add >it? Would I get 460k? Who cares? The rest of the car wouldn't >last that long. > >> You seem to like Mobil 1. If you talked with Dick from Falls Church, you >> two could have good discussion. He is an Amsoil distributor and seems to >> think based on his data that Mobil 1 is second best. > >As I said in my earlier post, I'm not claiming that Mobil is the >best. What I'm claiming is that Mobil 1 does the job and it's >more readily available than Amsoil. To me, being able to drop by >Pep Boys and pick up a case is a heck of a lot more convenient >that either keeping a case on hand or having to order more every >time I need some. If I could buy Amsoil in the store, I almost >certainly would use it. But, with seven cars to maintain, I really >don't ever think that far ahead. "The best" doesn't mean squat to >me - doing the best I can with the resources at hand and not letting >cars run my life does. So I don't use additives, and I use Mobil 1. > >-Justin

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