Economy Game Plan

Status
Not open for further replies.
Joined
May 1, 2003
Messages
9,448
Location
USA
Due to tight finances and a bunch of Weddings I have to get tux's for I will not be able to use synthetic oil year round.(Sorry for run on) So I am going to try to run conventional oil most of the year and run synthetic dureing the long winter. I am going to try Chevron Supreme as it has been highly recomended. I intend on haveing terry read a sample after the "Toyota Recomended Service Interval". I am going to try the 4 month or 5000 miles recomended by the sever service schedule. If this new Toyota chews it up we will know that it is a sludge monster as well! This plan could change though as weddings and bachlor party exspenditures are hard to anticapate. If I have some extra money I will of course get back on the synthetic bandwagon! I am going to predict that this engine is going to tear dino API rated oil's to shreads!! I will not be useing any oil additives like LC,131,132, or oil extreme this time around. I want to see how the oil is going to hold up in this application.
 
Joined
Jun 11, 2002
Messages
3,346
Location
Clarksville, Tennessee
quote:
Originally posted by williar: I'd suggest paying the extra $20 for Mobil1 and burning one less tank of gasoline, unless you have other motives.
Haha, Just think if you stayed home for 1 week without driving your car you would save $20. That is amazing. I wonder why I only have 50,000 on my 1997 F150 That is alot of tanks of Gas I have saved. As I put about 30,000 on my BMW which averaged about 40 mpg. Now my Triumph get up around 50 mpg(that is even travelling around 75-80 on the highway.) Anyhow, If I rode my bicycle I would save even more. Good Idea.
 

Al

Joined
Jun 8, 2002
Messages
19,419
Location
Elizabethtown, Pa
quote:
Originally posted by williar: I'd suggest paying the extra $20 for Mobil1 and burning one less tank of gasoline, unless you have other motives.
I have to agree here. But I think the Chevron will work just fine. [Off Topic!] As I get older-I find that the less I drive the better. I'm tired of traffic. My wife and I do a combined 12K miles per year and if my Daughter/grandchildren didn't live 350 miles away out milage would be about 10K .
 
Joined
Sep 27, 2002
Messages
226
Location
Virginia
JohnBrowning--You can buy a Tux at Syms's or similary place for the cost of a couple of rentals. But I wouldn't waste the savings on syn, dino works just fine!
 
Joined
Jul 2, 2003
Messages
998
Location
Lexington, SC
Here's my Economy Plan to enjoy the best of both worlds. I call it the Slick 50 plan. Yes, I know Slick 50 is bad and has been sued. Stay with me here. My car takes 5 qts of oil. Add 4 qts of your favorite dino oil. Then add one quart of Mobil 1 syn in the same or different weight. OR go 3 petro and 2 syn. So no additives, but I feel you get the advantages of the Synthetic and get the lower cost. You are- in effect- making your own syn blend. 94 Impala SS with only 189K miles.
 
Joined
Jan 28, 2003
Messages
508
Location
milwaukee
Then there are people like myself who drive 12 miles in the F-150 with the bikes on the back so my wife an I can hop on the bikes for on a 12 mile bike ride. I think I would go with a 60/40 mix and drive 10 miles less.
 

JohnBrowning

Thread starter
Joined
May 1, 2003
Messages
9,448
Location
USA
The other is that the car is brand new and still under warranty so I intend to follow the service interval. I hate like heck to drain $20.00 worth of oil out in 4 months or 5000 miles. If I dont drive it then the wife will be lucky to put 800 miles a year on it. If I drive two times a week it will get exactly 2400 miles in 4 months. Yes I guess I should not have used the wording can not afford it but should have said do not want to afford it. I was just looking at marginal return and opertunity cost. I have used sytheitc in every vechile I have owned since 1988 but I also drove alot of hard miles and ran the cars and trucks hard. This is the family sedan. I am planning on driveing twice a week to work just to keep the parts from rusting up. I guess I am really trying to decide if I really need an expensive oil in car.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top