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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. 


Bart Chambers
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