You guys have made me paranoid! This is my first time posting on this site. I discovered this site a week ago and have been studying the forum. I never gave lubrication much thought before I found BOBISTHEOILGUY.com I have a 1991 Ford Escort 1.9l with 205,000 Km on it. Basically I see it as a longevity project. Going to keep it running for a long time. In the past my oil change regiment has always been change oil and filter two or three times a year. I switched a couple of years ago to the synthetic blend (5W-30) because it cost only marginally more than regular oil. This weekend I thought I would have a closer look at my engine. It doesn’t consume any oil that I am aware off. The oil remains pretty clear for much of the time it is in the engine. I pulled the cam cover off the engine and noted that there appeared to be some sludge and caked on deposits on it. This surprised me and I removed the crud on the cover with Simple Green and Easy Off. I also purchased a compression tester and got equal compression in each cylinder of 150psi - pretty good I think. The thing is I have never had a problem with any engine I have ever owned. I asked around my friends and family and got the same answer. Most major trouble has been with transmissions. My car got a quality rebuilt automatic transmission at 140K Km. I had changed the ATF and filter as the manual had suggested and it still went bad. I have been looking around for higher quality product in my area (Toronto). The problem I have is that full synthetics are three times the price and the cost of shipping/taxes/US exchange for specialty products like AMSOIL and Auto RX make them too expensive. I didn’t see much variety at the stores I visited either. I could only find Fram oil filters and have only read criticism of them. If I thought by switching to the high priced synthetics it would absolutely guarantee that I would never have anymore problems with my engine or transmission I would. But I don’t see that happening. So what I am asking is what is the best low cost, readily available products - Filters, ATF, Oil. Engine Cleaning Product - I should be using?