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re: Mobil 1, Synthetics

"Meron" <phwomp@cosmoslink.net> writes:

> Agree with you 100%, Synthetic is overkill.

Okay, let's take a look at this. Assuming you're right, what's the cost of

If you drive 20,000 miles a year, and change dyno or synthetic at 3K miles,
and you pay $6 for a sixpack of dyno, and $24 for a sixpack of synthetic,
your net difference in cost is $125 a year.

Cripes, most of us spend that much on bulbs for window switches at Radio
Shack ;-)

I realize that this is a religious rather than scientific issue, but I'll
take the synthetics for better protection at startup and significantly
better protection at very low temperatures...we prolly have a dozen or more
days in New England when the temperature is below 15 degrees, and a couple
when it's below 0.

If you're in a similar area, try this test...

Leave a cup of synthetic and dyno out all night on a cold night (or put
them in your freezer)...then try pouring each. The synthetic will
pour...the dyno will ooze. Now picture that ooze in your crankcase in the

I've converted virtually all of my cars from dyno to synthetic at the first
possible opportunity...have put close to a half million miles on turbos
alone with *zero* problems. Yea, sure I take care of my cars and prolly
would have had similar luck with dyno, but then again, I could run straight
water in my radiator too...it's cheaper than antifreeze!


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