Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2005 11:51:47 -0400
From: Malt_Hound <Malt_Houndnospamm*>
Subject: Re: synthetic oil

Sleeker GT Phwoar wrote: > In article <>, > Malt_Houndnospamm* says... > >>Mobil 1 is about the best stuff you can get. >> > > Maybe in the US, but not world wide. > Don't think we even get Syntek. > > Mobil is better than Mineral, but it is mineral based synthetic. > There lots better oils, and some are even cheaper than Mobil 1. Not from my experience or understanding. Please cite some references. Everything I have read or heard indicates that it is a true synthetic. It's Castrol Syntec that is labeled as a "fully synthetic" but is a cracked petroleum based oil. That is not necessarily a bad thing, just different. All of the ad-hoc testing and scientific evidence I have ever seen shows that Mobil 1 is as good as, or better than, any other synthetic oil at any price. > For what it is, it may be good, but at least in the UK it is seriously > over priced. The price issue is your (collective Brittish) problem. I can buy Mobil 1 here in the US at WalMart for $19 per 5 qt bottle. That does not effect the quality of the oil. If you don't want to spend the money, then don't, but that does not make it a lesser oil. -Fred W

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