GC worked its magic, now what?

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I'm thinking GC may be the low cost ARX? Our 115,000 mile Saturn 1.9 was starting to use oil (got to approx 1000 mi/qt, no external leaks). The root cause is usually quoted as stuck ring pack and/or bad valve seals. A 4000 mile run on GC then had a total consumption of approx 1.5 pints. [Smile] Because I couldn't locate GC for the next oil change, I am currently running Shell Rotella "Syn" 5W40 which has zero oil loss in 2000 miles. In the meantime I've latched on to 6 more quarts of green GC by trolling the bad side of town [Cheers!] So the question becomes, should I try a maintenance blend of 1 quart GC and 3 of some cheap stuff like the Phillips Conoco at Wal-Mart? Or a few rounds of cheap dino and then a full load of GC again?
 
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Blasphemy!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cant imagine the elves smiling on anything regarding deluting the elixer!!! Maybe Pscholte can chime in here..... I have a 99 Saturn SC2 with 45000 miles on it...it used a bit over a quart of M1 during a 3000 mile run....so far, at around the 1000 mile mark, no oil usage with GC!! darrell sin city
 
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Originally posted by nascarnation: So the question becomes, should I try a maintenance blend of 1 quart GC and 3 of some cheap stuff like the Phillips Conoco at Wal-Mart? Or a few rounds of cheap dino and then a full load of GC again?
The Honorable Elf Friend Darrell is correct! Run ARX in the dino and then put in a full complement of the Precious Green Elixer. PLEASE do not, I repeat do not mi-mi-mi...I can't even say it...you know.......what you said.
 
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After reading the ARX information I'm wondering if I want to switch to synthetic. I'm in the rinse phase now.
 

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Originally posted by Ramblin Fever: Can you locate the gold GC?
Yes now that I have been alerted to its existence at AutoZones where nobody on the premises except me is speaking English [Big Grin] I guess I am as skeptical about the gold GC as I was about the green GC but will undoubtedly learn from the BITOGs if gold is as magical as green. [Cheers!]
 

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update: almost 4000 miles now on this (after GC) run of Rotella 5W40 approx 1/2 quart consumed. [Smile] plan to go back to GC @ about 5000 mi for winter.
 
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