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Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 05:37:06 -0600
From: "Mike" <>
Subject: Re: Does anyone use synthetic oils?

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

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