2 Oil Changes WAS: Fumoto Oil Drain Plug

SuffolkD at aol.com SuffolkD at aol.com
Wed Apr 7 13:15:23 EDT 2004

Agreed detergent helps turn the Oil Black, but at the lenghts of change were 
talking about, the Black actually is dirt accumulated over time from the 
characterists of a combustion engine.

Once a vehicle was relatively young I could keep oil golden, like new for 
~3,000 miles, but later in life (4000Q) ~200,000 to 400,000 miles after some 
(winter) stretches of 10,000 mile oil changes that's not possible.  Normally 
Aspirated: I'd stretch it.  Turbo?  No Way 3- 5K.

In a message dated 4/7/2004 9:00:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
b.benz at charter.net writes:

> If the change criteria were oil color one would be changing oil every 500 
> miles.  Black does not equate to "dirty oil"!  If you like to see "clean oil", 
> switch to non detergent oil if you can find it, and overhaul your engine 
> every 50K.  I like Orange.

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