Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2001 17:19:23 +0100
From: Johannes H Andersen <>
Subject: Re: Does anyone use synthetic oils?

xxxxxxxx wrote: > > Synthetic has better flow characteristics at low temps which we get much of > in January and February here in Kanada, however I had an `86 Accord which > had 265,000 MILES on it and I used nothing but dino oil, and changed oil and > filter every 2400-3000 MILES the car also ran like new when it was > totalled.never used anymore oil than it did when it was new?,.never touched > the engine or tranny except for valve adjustments and oil changes..and was > never babied, several trips to the west coast from Ontario and speeds in > excess of 110 MPH when it was a prima facie speed limit in Montana . Just > set the cruise. NO problems .By the way,the car was totaled by a 70 year old > retard or it would still be on the road today.Today I use Mobil1 synthetic > in January and February ,5w30 > and revert to regular dino oil in the warmer weather.... I now have a `92 > Accord.with 80,000 miles on it and no problems. > > Your oil change intervals do not change because you use synthetic.... > > > > 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? I appreciate your reply, but the question I actually asked in my post was why Mobil 1 is better and worth the cost over other fully synthetic oils satisfying API SJ/CF ACEA A3/B3 ? I'm really interesting in getting an answer so I can make an informed decision. Johannes

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