Cheap oil in a cheap car - just something about it that doesn't make total sense to me. I mean, you want it to run as long as possible right? There's a thought that the less a vehicle is worth, or the older it is, the cheaper the oil people tend to use. But I can't make total sense out of that. It seems to me that an older, higher mile vehicle, which is beginning to wear, would warrant a high end oil as much if not more than a newer vehicle.
The only exception I can think of this is if you plan on getting rid of the car very soon.
And I know that many will say it's all irrelevant because no oil is that much better than another. Just thinking out loud.
The Amsoil comment was the exception. The rest of the advice was thoughtful and accurate. No need to destroy or bury a good thread just because of one senseless post.Does it make sense to drag up a six month old thread about what to put in a $500 beater and recommend the OP use Amsoil? And does it make sense to give advice to the OP, who hasn’t been here for the last six months, when he was already given plenty of suggestions when he originally asked?
I agree, and it is not like he brought back a thread from 2005 where none of the oil info that was previously given is relevant anymore.The Amsoil comment was the exception. The rest of the advice was thoughtful and accurate. No need to destroy or bury a good thread just because of one senseless post.
...give advice to the OP who is gone? No, the advice is still very relevent for the multitude of beater owners who might find this thread. Many, many times threads answer questions for those who come along later and read them.