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Old 06-15-2009, 06:11 PM   #21
 
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What's your point? It's still an engine lubricant that is actually far superior to conventional oil. You're not actually suggesting that synthetic oil is inferior to conventional oil, are you?


Well Peter point is my personal thoughts are we change our oil at 3000 miles and dont like the 5000 miles or more claims .
Its kinda my motor and my cars and trucks believe it or not we kinda do our own oil changes and engine work from transmissions to rebuilt motors for a few years .





With due respect, your atittude perfectly exemplifies a skepticism of new methods and technology. It's just like what guys have been saying about your String King - you want them to accept and buy your new product but so far you've mostly heard a bunch of skeptical comments about it, at least on the forum. Now you understand what the makers of synthetic oil are up against - skeptical attitudes from decades of indoctrination of doing things a certain way.

Furthermore, can you point me to some documentation or case studies of engine failure from the use of synthetic oil?
Its ok we see there points made i do see there thoughts are like mind with the oil never trust anything new .
I see most electricians online do not do large projects so they only measure one or two feeders on there projects so yes we understand we only do distribution and lots of feeders on each project so my tool is a benefit to use .
And is more accurate then mule tape .
Question do you think measuring tape is accurate ?


Have you ever built a car from a junk or lets say built a engine ya know what i mean ?
When i was a young kid i had some bad ass cars !



Nope none i do not have any just a feeling i have i like my motors and take good care with my cars and trucks . Take care

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Old 06-15-2009, 06:35 PM   #22
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The oil might still lubricate up to 15K miles, but oil becomes quite caustic due to the buildup of products of combustion in the oil. Even if the oil lasts a long time, there's still merit to changing the oil more frequently just to get a "fresh pH". Old motor oil can become so caustic that it'll take the hairs off your arm.
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The oil might still lubricate up to 15K miles, but oil becomes quite caustic due to the buildup of products of combustion in the oil. Even if the oil lasts a long time, there's still merit to changing the oil more frequently just to get a "fresh pH". Old motor oil can become so caustic that it'll take the hairs off your arm.
This is back a few years

Well MD we kinda have that same way of thinking and heres one of my first cars 67 chevy 396 450 hp had 375 stock HP right out of the factory but we added 780 holly 4 b and hooker headers and some other stuff 4 speed munsie trans 411 rear shed go 120 mph crusin like nothing ! turned 14 at the local English Town Raceway NJ . Dont know if the tracks still there ?http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/t...king/Top-2.jpg

But my second car 56 chevy built from a junk yard had a special engine had the only 283 cu in engine ever made by chevy but had 283 HP out of the factory i took it out of a corvett in a junk yard this one had over 400 hp when we got done ! mr norms super charger on topp And she turned 12 at the track . http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/t...gking/Top2.jpg

This engine was rare only a few were made 283 cu in 283 HP !


Hey does anyone know were the gas cap or were you put you gas in the old 56 chevys ? Lets see if anyone can rember

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Old 06-15-2009, 07:09 PM   #24
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This is back a few years

Well MD we kinda have that same way of thinking and heres one of my first cars 67 chevy 396 450 hp had 375 stock HP right out of the factory but we added 780 holly 4 b and hooker headers 4 speed munsie trans 411 rear she go 120 mph crusin like nothing ! turned 14 at the local English Town Raceway NJ . Dont know if the tracks still there ?http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/t...king/Top-2.jpg

But my second car 56 chevy built from a junk yard had a special engine had the only 283 cu in engine ever made by chevy but had 283 HP out of the factory i took it out of a corvett in a junk yard this one had over 400 hp when we got done ! And she turned 12 at the track . http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/t...gking/Top2.jpg


Hey does anyone know were the gas cap or were you put you gas in the old 56 chevys ? Lets see if anyone can rember

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Well yes Drsparky driver side tail lite correct .

They dont do it anymore but when they pumped gas at a gas station ya know when they had mechanics and car bays in a gas station most guys pumping never could find it .
You kinda watched them for a while then get out because they would bend my tag plate on my trunk trying to locate the gas cap . Take care
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...at the local English Town Raceway NJ . Dont know if the tracks still there ?

Yep, the track is still there. They still hold major events as well, it is about 45 minutes NNW of where I am.
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I use synthetic in all of my vehicles and good filters. I range from 2000 to 2500 to 6000 on my 3 vehicles.
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Well thats nice to know



Have you everheard of Guraranteed Motors Towing Service in somerset NJ they tow buses and trucks mostly on the NJ Turnpike ?

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how often or how many miles do you put between oil changes on your work car/truck? and who does it?
Every 3000 miles and I change it. If you don't think it needs it, next time pour the old oil thru a clean cotton cloth and look at the residue.
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I change the oil in my service truck when it tells me to. It has told me to in as little as 3200 miles and as much as 7200 miles. It is a 2006 Silverado 1500 4x4 automatic with the 4.8 V8. My 04 2500 HD I had before it with the 6.0 was the same way. I always changed oil every 3000 miles before. The oil monitoring systems made me suspicious at first but I have learned to trust them.
What about tire rotation? I rotate every 7500 miles. I've got 78k on the original Goodyears but will need new skins before I hit 85k.
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I change the oil in my service truck when it tells me to. It has told me to in as little as 3200 miles and as much as 7200 miles. It is a 2006 Silverado 1500 4x4 automatic with the 4.8 V8. My 04 2500 HD I had before it with the 6.0 was the same way. I always changed oil every 3000 miles before. The oil monitoring systems made me suspicious at first but I have learned to trust them.
What about tire rotation? I rotate every 7500 miles. I've got 78k on the original Goodyears but will need new skins before I hit 85k.
If you have had luck with that system, good. But those milage calculators have no way of picking out the shorter trips in which moisture from the combustion process slides down the cylinder walls and into the oil pan eventually.
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If you have had luck with that system, good. But those milage calculators have no way of picking out the shorter trips in which moisture from the combustion process slides down the cylinder walls and into the oil pan eventually.
I am under the impression from GM's info that moisture is one of the items the system monitors.
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I am under the impression from GM's info that moisture is one of the items the system monitors.
I don't see how ,but I do know that too much water may get in...or why would they need a BAILOUT? Tsk, tsk, I am just kidding, just like they must have been to tell you that they have water sensors in the oil cooling system.
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I change my oil every 5000 miles with whatever synthetic is on sale, usually Quakerstate or Mobil 1. I used to go the standard 3000 but even after 5000 my oil still doesn't look completely disgusting. For those that really want to crunch the numbers this website http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/ has some pretty good info.
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In my work truck which is leased it is changed every 5k with conventional oil. In all my personal vehicles (E150, Ranger and Honda) Oil is changed once a year or 25k which ever comes first. I use amsoil 5-20 and amsoil filters.
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Oil life monitors take everything into account. Including short trips.
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Well you go ahead and wait 15000 miles ! Use your Synthetic oil but in my truck or car its 3000 miles .

And SYNTHETIC means man made so its not oil .

Where do you think the man made stuff comes from? Crude oil is the base used to make synthetic oil, plastics, crayons, etc... Synthetic fuels are made (mostly) from coal and natural gas.

So when your engine rings and bearings go think about that cheap oil change you could have done 12000 miles back because GM said so and the shell oil company makes and sells Synthetic oil .

Maybe next time you'll rethink buying a GM product that will leak coolant into the oil and destroy itself in under 15k miles.

Sorry but ill work on my own stuff and no mechanic has ever touch our cars or trucks since well lets say a few years .

Heres a question how many people today can actually do there own auto repair work ?
Meaning take out your water pump or a starter or even pull a trans or a motor .
How about a simple brake job or a simple belt change ?

I do it all + teach neighbors and friends who stop over.

NOPE its got to go to the shop ! Take care

I also do work on my own stuff, I have an 83 Porsche 944 with 308,000 miles with the original bottom end of the engine. Since 87 that engine ran Mobil 1 and has been changed religiously at 4k miles. No leaks, no smoke, runs quiet and smooth.

My wifes car is a Chevy Lumina which also runs Mobil 1 but is changed every 6k miles. 140k miles on the engine and it's about due for a new headgasket set. Turns out the dexcool eats gaskets.
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Or the gaskets GM decided to use.
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