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Re: oil consumption
(Graham Dalton) asks:
> > I'm using Mobil 1 synthetic and its consumption habits are making this a
> > costly problem. I'm begining to wonder whether its even worth changing the
> oil at all since in 5000 miles I've completely replenished the contents of
> the sump!.
Carl DeSousa sagely replies:
> You can start by switching back to regular dinasour oil.
> Synthetic oils burn faster because more of it gets by the rings
> especially during the first cold start.
> The benefit of synthetic oils are better realized in turbo motors anyway.
Bart Chambers chimes in with his "me too":
Most knowledgable folks I know agree that clean fresh oil is the most
important thing for keeping your engine happy and healthy for a long time.
changing oil frequently (say 3000 miiles) is far more important than (arguable)
gains obtainable from using *any* synthetic.
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