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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 11-06-05, 12:01 AM
BradandBrooks
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Synthetic Blends

Q:

How much synthetic oil is really in a synthetic blend oil? I saw on the Havoline website that they say between 3 and 10%. That seems really low. And for the price? It would be better, and cheaper to throw in one litre of full synthetic oil in with the rest of the dino oil in your crankcase.

Is synthetic blend a rip? Sure seems like it to me.

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post #2 of 48 (permalink) Old 11-06-05, 07:01 AM
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Re: Synthetic Blends

"BradandBrooks" <BradandBrooks@shaw.ca> wrote:

> Q:
>
> How much synthetic oil is really in a synthetic blend oil? I saw on
> the Havoline website that they say between 3 and 10%. That seems
> really low. And for the price? It would be better, and cheaper to
> throw in one litre of full synthetic oil in with the rest of the dino
> oil in your crankcase.
>


Uh, yeah. It would

Even better to run at least half/half... oh he!!, why not just use ALL
Mobil 1 at the change and top off with Dino if needed.

> Is synthetic blend a rip? Sure seems like it to me.


Which is why I never bought it... it's something Pennzoil might do. But
Castrol beat 'em to it.

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post #3 of 48 (permalink) Old 11-06-05, 05:01 PM
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Re: Synthetic Blends

Why would anyone buy that stuff? Might as well go for a "bulk oil"
change for $19
at your local rapid lube pit.

 
post #4 of 48 (permalink) Old 11-07-05, 11:01 AM
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<michaelanderson4@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
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> Why would anyone buy that stuff? Might as well go for a "bulk oil"
> change for $19
> at your local rapid lube pit.


You could, or you could change the oil yourself with a high quality
oil and filter for about $10-11. Im speaking Castrol, Valvoline, or
a similar good dino oil.

With the new dino formulations, I dont believe the synthetics offer
a great performance advantage and no price advantage.


 
post #5 of 48 (permalink) Old 11-07-05, 02:01 PM
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On Mon, 07 Nov 2005 18:47:41 GMT, <HLS@nospam.nix> wrote:

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><michaelanderson4@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
>news:1131322634.293138.214390@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
>> Why would anyone buy that stuff? Might as well go for a "bulk oil"
>> change for $19
>> at your local rapid lube pit.

>
>You could, or you could change the oil yourself with a high quality
>oil and filter for about $10-11. Im speaking Castrol, Valvoline, or
>a similar good dino oil.
>
>With the new dino formulations, I dont believe the synthetics offer
>a great performance advantage and no price advantage.
>


I like synthetics. When you start in very cold weather, you don't get
that sluggish effect you get from natural oil whose viscosity changes
rapidly with temperture.
-Rich

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post #6 of 48 (permalink) Old 11-07-05, 08:01 PM
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HLS@nospam.nix wrote:
> <michaelanderson4@sympatico.ca> wrote in message
> news:1131322634.293138.214390@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
>
>>Why would anyone buy that stuff? Might as well go for a "bulk oil"
>>change for $19
>>at your local rapid lube pit.

>
>
> You could, or you could change the oil yourself with a high quality
> oil and filter for about $10-11. Im speaking Castrol, Valvoline, or
> a similar good dino oil.
>
> With the new dino formulations, I dont believe the synthetics offer
> a great performance advantage and no price advantage.
>
>



Well that's pretty much way incorrect.
 
post #7 of 48 (permalink) Old 11-08-05, 05:01 AM
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"WindsorFox" <windsorfox@NOSPAM.cox.net> wrote in message
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>
> >
> > You could, or you could change the oil yourself with a high quality
> > oil and filter for about $10-11. Im speaking Castrol, Valvoline, or
> > a similar good dino oil.
> >
> > With the new dino formulations, I dont believe the synthetics offer
> > a great performance advantage and no price advantage.

>
>
>
> Well that's pretty much way incorrect.


No, actually it isn't. This thread has been beaten to death, and few or
none
will change their opinions, and that is fine with me. Do what you like.


 
post #8 of 48 (permalink) Old 11-08-05, 06:01 PM
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HLS@nospam.nix wrote:
> "WindsorFox" <windsorfox@NOSPAM.cox.net> wrote in message
> news:EoUbf.27$4n5.23@dukeread01...
>
>>>You could, or you could change the oil yourself with a high quality
>>>oil and filter for about $10-11. Im speaking Castrol, Valvoline, or
>>>a similar good dino oil.
>>>
>>>With the new dino formulations, I dont believe the synthetics offer
>>>a great performance advantage and no price advantage.

>>
>>
>>
>> Well that's pretty much way incorrect.

>
>
> No, actually it isn't. This thread has been beaten to death, and few or
> none
> will change their opinions, and that is fine with me. Do what you like.
>
>



Actually it quite is. There is mounds of scientific proof from
numerous places. Even Mobil has begun to lenthen drain intervals with
their synthetic. Why did Calloway put it in his Vette? Take a look at
some oil sample results sometime. This is not an opinion, it is proven
fact that even the worst synthetics are more stable than the best
conventional oils.

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post #9 of 48 (permalink) Old 11-08-05, 08:01 PM
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On Tue, 08 Nov 2005 19:13:53 -0600, WindsorFox
<windsorfox@NOSPAM.cox.net> wrote:

>HLS@nospam.nix wrote:
>> "WindsorFox" <windsorfox@NOSPAM.cox.net> wrote in message
>> news:EoUbf.27$4n5.23@dukeread01...
>>
>>>>You could, or you could change the oil yourself with a high quality
>>>>oil and filter for about $10-11. Im speaking Castrol, Valvoline, or
>>>>a similar good dino oil.
>>>>
>>>>With the new dino formulations, I dont believe the synthetics offer
>>>>a great performance advantage and no price advantage.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Well that's pretty much way incorrect.

>>
>>
>> No, actually it isn't. This thread has been beaten to death, and few or
>> none
>> will change their opinions, and that is fine with me. Do what you like.
>>
>>

>
>
> Actually it quite is. There is mounds of scientific proof from
>numerous places. Even Mobil has begun to lenthen drain intervals with
>their synthetic. Why did Calloway put it in his Vette? Take a look at
>some oil sample results sometime. This is not an opinion, it is proven
>fact that even the worst synthetics are more stable than the best
>conventional oils.


I have a friend that never changes his oil. Every 3,000 miles he puts
on a new filter and tops it off with Mobil 1. He's done this for
years now. This is probably equivalent to changing the oil every 15
to 30 K miles, depending on how much oil the filter holds.

John
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post #10 of 48 (permalink) Old 11-08-05, 11:01 PM
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On Tue, 08 Nov 2005 22:17:35 -0500, John
<mooresjc@chartermi.removethisandonedot.net> wrote:


>
>I have a friend that never changes his oil. Every 3,000 miles he puts
>on a new filter and tops it off with Mobil 1. He's done this for
>years now. This is probably equivalent to changing the oil every 15
>to 30 K miles, depending on how much oil the filter holds.
>
>John
>'69 Mach 1 390 Toploader Acapulco Blue
>ThunderSnake #59

Kind of a shame really. How many gazillion dinos gave their lives to
become oil and your friend gets miserly... : 0 )
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