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Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 21:44:18 GMT
From: "Proconsul" <nospamnopsamam.com>
Subject: Re: Does anyone use synthetic oils?


Even at those prices, with extended service intervals, synthetics are a bargain.....! PC "Johannes H Andersen" <johsnopsamanytime.co.uk> wrote in message news:1ec6845d.0109171033.3a03d4b7nopsaming.google.com... | "Mike" <mfeldmannopsamt.net> wrote in message news:<nflp7.98$k14.43286nopsam.uswest.net>... | > In the USA, 4 liters of Mobil 1 would cost about 11 (taking into account | > conversion of quarts/liters). This is based on a price of $4.50 per quart | > (not a particularly cheap price in the USA). | > | > > | > > Yes, we get Mobil 1 0W-40 here, it is around 30 (+,- from memory) | > > for a 4 liter. But you can also get some value brand 0W-40 synthetic | > > oils. I stick to the store brand 5W-40 at the moment. I've heard | > > arguments that the low 0W- oils contains more of those viscosity | > > stretching additives, which burns out quicker, but that is probably | > > hearsay. The store 5W-40 does the job nicely, the engine hums over | > > quietly, you can really sense the smoothness when the oil has been | > > changed. | > > | > > Johannes | | OK, so I have done some research, here is what I found in Halfords: | | Synthetic oil price UKP Vol price/liter spec | | Mobil 1 0W-40 33.99 4 8.50 API SJ/CF ACEA A3/B3/B4 | Castrol 0W-40 31.99 4 8.00 API SJ/CF ACEA A3/B3/B4 | Halfords 0W-40 25.99 5 5.20 API SJ/CF ACEA A3/B3 | Basic oil 15W-50 9.99 5 2.00 ? | | So not exactly half price for the store brand. However, it may be | possible to find other equivalent store brands or offers closer | to half price. Notice also the distinction '/B4'. Anyone knows | what that is? | | If I lived in the US, I would not hesitate to use Mobil 1 with | those prices you have got there. | | Johannes

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