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Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 03:33:46 +0300
From: "Mika Tamminen" <>
Subject: Re: Does anyone use synthetic oils?

"Mike" <> kirjoitti viestiss” news:wN0p7.129$ > I am not the one who said that Mobil 1 is better than the other synthetics, > so I will not answer you last question. Insofar as the "name brand" full > synthetics in the USA (Valvoline, Castrol, Quaker State, and Mobil 1, etc.) > I don't think there is a significant difference in quality, not anywhere > near the difference between conventional oil and synthetics. In the USA, all > of the name brand full synthetic oils are comparable in price at most retail > stores. > > If you are talking about "no name" or "house" brands of synthetic oil, I > have no idea as to their specifications, quality, or price. If you found > such a "no name" brand of synthetic oil in the UK for half the price of > Mobil 1, you would have to tell us who the actual manufacturer was, and > provide specifications, in order for anyone to make a comment about the > quality. Since Mobil 1 is imported into the UK, this might also account for > its higher price outside the USA. > My Race Shop has tried Mobil1 (10-40 and 15-40) Castrol TSR 0-60 and found out that at hard use Castrol holds better pressure than Mobil 1 ..also Valvoline has better charateristics in my point of view than Mobil 1 which is thinnest and has less friction than others but could¥nt be counted on the dyno...also Mobil1 gave me the most gray hairs....but none of them failed !

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