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01 Civic (non-vtec) 5W-20 specified takes 3.75qts It currently has valvoline durablend (10% synthetic?) 5W-30 w/a ST filter running 3-5k intervals. (oil is about $10 for 4 quarts) I was thinking about a home brew of 1 quart M1 full synthetic 5W-30 topped off with 2.75 qts of the cheap 5W-30 M1 drive clean oil (or possibly 5W20 HAVOLINE) (~1.50/qt) it would be approx the same cost. It would run the same 3-5K interval. Which do you think is a better blend as far as addative package and performance? I think I might be getting a better blend (more synthetic) with the home brew? [ May 14, 2004, 02:47 AM: Message edited by: OiledMustangGT ]
 

OiledMustangGT

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yeah, i saw that it seemed like more hype than anything to me (I could be wrong though).... not to mention I have not seen it locally yet. anyway, do you think the drive clean plus would be better than my m1 mix?
 

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Bottled oils have formulas which have been tested and proven in both lab and real-world settings. With random "backyard" mixes of random oils, I'd suggest one should expect random performance of said mix.
 
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