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Re: Oil Article
> Excuse ME !
> But do you really think that synthetic oil would have prevented this from
> On Mon, 24 Jun 1996, "W. Erskine" <email@example.com> wrote:
> >firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >> To Al
> >> If synthetics are all that superior, why am I able to run my 5ktq for 280,000
> >> miles and not yet burn any visible oil. This car has been driven,as see a car
> >> this class was designed to be driven. Red line is not something new to this
> >> even today. It looks great, not just to me but nearly everyone who sees it. I
> >> not tell everyone how far this car has traveled . This car will remain in my
> >> collection for a long time. As a side note it is an Avant.
> >> BTW
> >> I am condsidering selling my 1990 200 tq , full leather, pearl white, white
> >> wheels, 110,00 miles mint shape. Asking $ 11,000. I am ordering new A8.
> >> Bill
> >> On Mon, 24 Jun 1996, "Al Powell" <APOWELL@agcom.tamu.edu> wrote:
> >> >I read the post about Consumer Reports' article on oils - which I
> >> >HAVE read. They said (paraphrased) that synthetics may be of benefit
> >> >for cars engines used in heavy or extreme service.
> >> >
> >> >I suggest to you folks that ANY vehicle with a turbocharger
> >> >automatically qualifies. The heat and demands of a turbo are such
> >> >that IMO (and it ain't Humble in this respect) that running anything
> >> >but a synthetic in a turbo engine is UNwise!!
> >> >
> >> >Unfortunately, I think that the conservative nature of the Consumer
> >> >Reports folks will discourage many people who should be using
> >> >synthetics from doing so.
> >> >
> >> >Says the infallibleleler, uh, infallibbbble, duh, infallible moi......
> >> >
> >> >Al Powell Voice: 409/845-2807
> >> >107 Reed McDonald Bldg. Fax: 409/862-1202
> >> >College Station, TX 77843 Email: email@example.com
> >> >W3 page - http://agcomwww.tamu.edu/agcom/satellit/alpage.htm
> >> >"Baseball is 90 percent mental. The other half is physical"...
> >> >...Yogi Berra.
> >> >
> >> >Shure would have been nice if consumer reports published the actual wear
> >data. I tell you after replacing my turbo due to a siezure caused by
> >oil coke build up behind the exhast turbin (caused by minute scratch in
> >shaft under seal) i would not use anything but synthetic in a turbo
> >Yes, I think the synthetics would not coke at nearly the rate and
certainly not at the same temperature as natural oil , dont believe me,
hold a teaspoon of each over a bunsen burner and see what happens.