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I have always run synthetic oil in my SAABs, changing the oil at 5K mile intervals, and I do lab testing via Blackstone at 100K mile intervals to validate nothing bad is happening inside the engine. Maybe I am crazy to use 100K mile intervals, or maybe it is a testament to the durability of SAAB engines that I feel comfortable with 100K mile intervals.
I was in an Auto Zone yesterday buying replacement license plate lamps for my 9-5 (took two trips as my pre-purchase research as to the correct lamp was incorrect). The store had my tried-n-true brand of synthetic, Rotella T-6, on sale for $21 per gallon. Menard's often sells it for less but that would have required another trip and I was in the A-Z store and an $8 discount is darn good. I did a quick look at Mobil-1 pricing on the adjacent shelves and nearly fainted!
All the Mobil-1 products were $41 for a 5-quart jug. What the heck has happened?
->Posting last edited on Thu, 28 Mar 2019 03:21:36.
2008 9-5 Aero Sedan, sold at 227K miles
2006 9-3SC 2.0T - Wife's daily driver
2000 Viggen Convertible - Summer Fun Car
1964 Quantum IV Formula Car - Retirement project
2000 9-5lpt Sedan, sold at 318K miles
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- SAAB Talk Live: Synthetic Oil vs. Conventional - A lab owner sets us straight, Scott Paterson , Wed, 27 Mar 2019 08:34:411
- Re: SAAB Talk Live: Synthetic Oil vs. Conventional - A lab owner sets us straight, neil dale , Sun, 31 Mar 2019 21:44:211
- Re: Testing vs oil changes, Tom G , Fri, 29 Mar 2019 04:52:51
- OT: Current cost of Synthetics, YowZah!, MI-Roger , Thu, 28 Mar 2019 03:13:43 <-- Viewing This Message
- Re: OT: Current cost of Synthetics, YowZah!, TG, Fri, 5 Apr 2019 11:14:37
- Re: OT: Current cost of Synthetics, YowZah!, Montana Tom , Thu, 28 Mar 2019 19:41:471
- Re: OT: Current cost of Synthetics, YowZah!, kenS , Thu, 28 Mar 2019 17:08:201
- Re: OT: Current cost of Synthetics, YowZah!, bobc , Thu, 28 Mar 2019 12:44:36
- Re: OT: Current cost of Synthetics, YowZah!, Eiron, Thu, 28 Mar 2019 11:28:13
- Re: OT: Current cost of Synthetics, YowZah!, PGAero , Thu, 28 Mar 2019 11:26:50
- Re: OT: Current cost of Synthetics, YowZah!, JimBlake , Thu, 28 Mar 2019 09:23:27
- Marketing..., Justin VanAbrahams , Thu, 28 Mar 2019 08:19:15
- Synthetic vs. Conventional - A guy at a party perspective, Sondeen , Wed, 27 Mar 2019 19:41:532
- Like gasoline, additives vary nominally, Bloodnose , Wed, 27 Mar 2019 18:41:10
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