Date: Sat, 09 Oct 1999 15:36:39 GMT From: Josh Landess <jlandessnopsam.com> Subject: Re: Synthetic Oil
On 09 Oct 1999 14:51:43 GMT, saab85900nopsamcom (Saab85900) wrote: > >Actually, they are available. However, in most cases, it just isn't an >economical solution to a virtually non-existant problem<g>. Use a good >synthetic oil, and it will pump up very rapidly. The film clinging to = the >metal will provide sufficient protection. When you get right down to = it, there >are really very few engines which wear out in passenger cars if they get= decent >maintenance.. > >Dick in Falls Church >Using and selling AMSOIL (First in Synthetics) over 22 years My engine has about 150k miles on it. I have owned the car for about = 18k. I've been putting Valvoline 20-50 in it about once every 2-4 = thousand miles. I have it done for me down the street. I seldom, if = ever, check the oil. I did it a few times, but it's never low, and I = change it before it gets too dirty. Last time, I was tempted to fiddle with buying synthetic. But the guy = told me that if I went synthetic I'd have to stay synthetic. Sounded = like the Rogaine scam to me. So, I guess you're saying that's not true. The other thing I've heard is that with an old engine like mine, it might= not be worth it to change, and if I've come this far using = non-synthetic, might as well stick with what got me there. Is this a = rational argument? The lifespan estimate I've had for my engine is about= 50k-100k more, based on two different mechanics' experience. While you = point out that many engines never wear out, I suspect the cars are = scrapped before the engines have a chance, otherwise they might. But as Saab owners, we are less likely to scrap our cars, so we have = reason to try to guage realistic engine life, no?