From: Mark Jones on 28 Mar 2007 23:08
> No, the two are not unrelated. Some on here are talking about saving
> oil. There is no oil savings really to long change intervals. If you
> want to conserve petroleum, buy a car that really gets better mileage.
> It is very relevant.
How much oil is used each time a car is manufactured?
It takes a lot of energy to manufacture a car. That should
be factored into whether it would make sense for someone
to go out and buy a new fuel efficient car versus continuing
to drive what they already have.
From: Mark Jones on 28 Mar 2007 23:11
> It's best to just run 10W30 if you want to maximize engine life.
It's best to use what the engine manufacturer recommends,
not some number that someone tosses out without even
knowing what someone is driving.
From: Steve Barker on 28 Mar 2007 23:38
What the manufacturer recommends has nothing to do with proper lubrication.
It has to do with meeting MPG standards.
YOU should be the one
controlling YOUR car.
"Mark Jones" <noemail(a)mindspring.com> wrote in message
> SMS wrote:
>> It's best to just run 10W30 if you want to maximize engine life.
> It's best to use what the engine manufacturer recommends,
> not some number that someone tosses out without even
> knowing what someone is driving.
From: Brent P on 28 Mar 2007 23:57
In article <764m031278bg09huogqlp589k27k9n7av9(a)4ax.com>, clare at snyder.on.ca wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Mar 2007 10:56:45 -0500, tetraethylleadREMOVETHIS(a)yahoo.com
> (Brent P) wrote:
>>In article <OuydnZShBttLoJTbnZ2dnUVZ_hynnZ2d(a)giganews.com>, Steve Barker wrote:
>>> Yeah, and why do they say this? 'Cause the government tells them to. Its
>>> an EPA thing, not the fact that the engine still needs the oil changed every
>>> 3000 miles.
>>3000 miles made sense long ago. but with modern fuel and oil and better
>>internal tolerances it's obsolete.
> Tell that to someone who's had their engine coke up - like the
> infamous Mopar V6 - with "specified" oil changes (normal condition
> schedule). Still no better or cheeper insurance for an engine than top
> quality oil changed just a little sooner than necessary.
And somewhere there were bad engine designs that just plain broke too...
That's no reason for overall rules of the thumb that are exceedingly
From: Brent P on 28 Mar 2007 23:58
In article <q2FOh.19002$Jl.11079(a)newsread3.news.pas.earthlink.net>, jwardl wrote:
> How can oil be changed TOO often? Personally, think I'll stick with 3/3k.
Don't forget a diamond engagement ring that costs at least two month's
salary and all the other nonsense marketing folks have come up with to
separate you from your money.