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Date: 19 Sep 2001 21:54:13 +0100
Subject: Re: Does anyone use synthetic oils?

> + On 16-Sep-01 10:32:24 +Johannes H Andersen <> wrote >"Mike" <> wrote in message >news:<nmQo7.1295$>... >> 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. >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 130000 kilometers is nothing for a SAAB 9000 :) I know a guy that have a 9000T with the meter on over 300000 :) >intention of using an inferior oil. However, I rather change >the oil more frequently than using an expensive oil such as How often is that ? Ok you have a LPT, but I change the oil in my Celica GT Four every 4000km (Filter every 8000km), and I ofcoz use high quality full sythetic oil.. >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? It probably is, but not so much that it's antyhing to care about.. Personally i normally use the Texaco Havoline Formula3, it also is better than recommended, but the main reason that I use it is coz I can buy it for half the normal price :)

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