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