quote:Why??? The car has been on a diet of Mobil 1 all its life.
Originally posted by MolaKule: You might want to consider an Auto-RX cleaning with Chevron Supreme dino on a 1,000 mile interval before the ASL insertion, just to make sure the engine is clean.
quote:Maybe not, however if everyone on here had that same attitude as you, we'd have a harder time learning things on here. UOAs are definitely the key to us discovering new things. And it allows many people to find the "holy grail" so to speak. Plus doing UOAs is great entertainment for a lot of us too. I'd personally rather spend $27 on a sample kit than for a case of beer (which is actually more expensive than $27 up here!)
Routine UOA is not cost effective for someone changing oil per the owners manual recommendations or less.
quote:You are saying that he can run Amsoil's Group III oil for 25,000 miles "without much worry"? Are you serious? Even Amsoil, which isn't known for "marketing restraint" when it comes to extended drain claims, says this oil is only good for 7500 miles or 1 year.
Originally posted by msparks: It's safe to run the oil 10,000 even 15,000 or 1 year without an oil analysis. Heck you can even run the 25,000 without an oil analysis without much worry.
quote:So, what if there is NO evidence of coolant leak, or any deterioration of the oil? People are always assuming something is going to go wrong. But what if nothing goes wrong. Are you going to put on new tires even though the ones you have a like new, just becuase you might have a flat next year? I don't count on things failing like most of you seem to do. If it fails, so be it but I am not going to change what has worked for me becuase of someone else paranoia. [ September 11, 2003, 12:24 PM: Message edited by: Mike ]
So if the oil is shot after 20K and there is evidence of coolant leak or any deterioration of the oil. Guess what Amsoil's position is gonna be