This article, from the Detroit Free Press, claims that there is no benefit to spending extra money on synthetic oils and that all oils are pretty much the same. http://www.freep.com/money/autonews/oil15e_20040715.htm Any thoughts?
quote:I'm thinking a few MB and Toyota owners may not agree...although MB owners got some $ for the trouble. I think oils now are better than the past. I think we can select the best oil for our engines. And I don't think it's a waste of money to use the best match oil, and tailor a personal OCI. This article is on the edge of setting my BS meter off....
As long as you follow the manufacturer's recommendations, you can't go wrong,"
quote:Has Tracey King informed the European counterparts at MB about not being able to go 15k miles on any oil. Maybe MB doesn't test their oil/engine combinations. I don't think Tracey really wants to be saying that. So, the only criteria they use for specifying an oil is whether or not the motor broke in x miles? Great. Give me a Chrysler. My engine might not break! Any see a problem with the thought process here? No wonder DaimlerChrysler is pronounced with the Chrysler silent - as they should be.
Originally posted by novadude:quote:Interesting.
Some synthetic oils claim to last as much as 15,000 miles, but "we see no evidence of that," Chrysler's King said. "They have not demonstrated it, so we do not accept it."
quote:Amazing Audi, yesterday in another post you were advocating only dino oil...why the inconsistency? Dan
Originally posted by Audi Junkie: I hesitate to comment, as it may be considered trolling. Consider the source, Detroit. This guy has no business writing an oil article. Plenty of contradictions: 10w-30, no semi-syn 5w-20 but only synth in a Viper...whatever dude. All I have to do is look at the siezed oil pump in my cousin's abused Passat Turbo to know $.89c dino oil failed in her application.
quote:I drive an 1988 Grand Am and I own a 1987 Lesabre. I would hate to have to buy a newer car. I say, thank goodness our cars last so long so we don't have to buy an expensive, boring, new car every few years. -T
Originally posted by Matt89: I've asked it before, but how many of you would be thrilled about driving a 1988 model economy car / boring sedan right now? Thank goodness they eventually wear out so we can get better technology, safety, and style
quote:I drive an 1988 Grand Am and I own a 1987 Lesabre. I would hate to have to buy a newer car. I say, thank goodness our cars last so long so we don't have to buy an expensive, boring, new car every few years. -T [/QUOTE] So what does your Grand Am have? I had a 92 GT 4 door with the HO Quad 4 and the Muncy 5 speed. Most fun I have had with anything since my TR-4. It would run away and hide from anything including all the V-8's I have owned. I would still be driving it, but it was nickle diming me to death.
Originally posted by T-Keith:
I've asked it before, but how many of you would be thrilled about driving a 1988 model economy car / boring sedan right now?