- May 25, 2003
- Quebec Canada
Thanks for your input Greasy , Im not trying to save money for the sake of saving money .... , Im reading here and 1 day PP is the way to go the other day not , the day before is do not touch fram, few months later fram is the new flavor of the day ... oil grade is so subjective one day 0w20 is ok another day way too thin while some likes 0w16 !!! its not easy to justify spending extra money on subjective impressions.Yes, troubleshooting is a big expense. So, you change the oil/filter, pay a little too much for the Boss/XP/Platinum, and for the jugs/quarts of Mobil1 0w40, or the Castrol/Pennzoil/Valvoline if you can find them. Or, you buy them up in Canada before your Mission to Texas and change the oil out early and monitor the frequency of startup clatters.
DIY troubleshooting is cheaper than the repair and what a shop charges for hourly labor. Its just a simple add-on cost for your normal maintenance interval or possibly 'early' change out.
Fl500s is good enough for the manufacturer warranty. And, I'd rather have an FL2055 if it was available(long ago discontinued by the bean counters). The pictures are simply to fire up the brain cells. Quit trusting the OLM and the automaker. They aren't looking out for you or your engine!
Here is a great 0w-40 that you might be able to get at a fair price before your trip.
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Not sure if there are any full synthetic oil filter manufacturers in Canada. So, you have limited choices for troubleshooting. Pay up!
Or, get the phasers replaced now, and every 60k miles, while you save so much money using Fl500s and Pennzoil with that yearly/OLM based intervals.
For now I am buying the 0W40 and Xp suggestion and I will go that way at my next oil change sometimes next week . Do i believe that the use of this regimen would have prevent the cam phasers issue .... hummm not too sure about that nor that I think that i will stop the progression of the phasers disease, but yes 0w40 makes sense just to stay in grade .... once again thanks for your input end suggestion its becoming very interesting