Another timely find: "Synthetic or conventional oil? The verdict is finally in"
though it is a fluff piece with no real information. http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/ownership/synthetic-or-conventional-oil-the-verdict-is-finally-in/ar-BBEs0Bw?li=BBnb7Kz On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 8:23 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > I use synthetic in the cars because VW requires it but also because they > get 10,000 mile oil changes. The Golf gets Lubrimoly 4100 as it meets the > proper VW spec, the Jetta is older and M1 5w40 is good enough for it. > > The pickup used to get M1 but last year I changed to the Valvoline quickie > change place which I think I like better. I argued that Valvoline was the > only FLAPS available oil that met the VW spec for the Golf it must be okay > stuff and good enough for the pickup. Thats at 5,000 miles now, I'll pull a > sample before it gets changed in the fall and see where its at.My pickup, > like OK Don's sits a fair amount but when it works it works hard in bad > conditions so synthetic is a good choice. > If I were using conventional oil I'd keep the change intervals short, but > I prefer to be driving rather than changing the oil. I think the cost of my > time and a quality filter more than makes up for the extra cost of the oil. > -Curt > > > From: archer75--- via Mercedes <email@example.com> > To: Mercedes Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Cc: "arche...@embarqmail.com" <arche...@embarqmail.com> > Sent: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 4:42 AM > Subject: [MBZ] Synthetic versus Dino Oil > > > Many automakers require owners to use synthetic motor oil in their cars’ > engines. This is because synthetic oil has some advantages over > conventional motor oil. It’s designed to be more effective at: > > Resisting break-down, and thus lasts longer than mineral oil > Withstanding high temperatures > Flowing in cold temperatures, thus reducing engine wear during frigid > startups. > > However, synthetic motor oil can cost two to four times as much as regular > oil. So unless your owner's manual specifies synthetic, you don’t need it. > But Consumer Reports’ chief mechanic says there are some situations where > synthetic oil’s resistance to breakdown can help prolong the life of an > engine. > > If you make lots of short trips, standard motor oil may never get warm > enough to burn off moisture and impurities. That could hasten the breakdown > of conventional oil. Also, if you live in a region with very cold winters > or very hot summers, or if you use your vehicle for towing or hauling heavy > material, synthetic oil won’t break down as quickly. While synthetic > generally holds up better and can serve for more miles, it is important to > not extend oil changes beyond the time interval recommended by the > manufacturer—typically six months or a year. > > Another good use for synthetic oil is as a salve for older engines prone > to sludge buildup. This gunky residue can block oil passages and lead to a > quick death of an engine. In the early 2000s, several engines from > Chrysler, Toyota, and Volkswagen, among others, were especially prone to > sludge buildup. This sludge forms when oil breaks down. Synthetic oil would > be beneficial in those engines, as it is less likely to form troublesome > sludge. > > Using synthetic in these situations will prolong your oil life and require > fewer changes. That’s a major benefit to the environment, as used motor oil > is a major source of toxic waste in water. Your pocketbook will also thank > you. > > https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2015/07/when- > should-you-consider-synthetic-oil/index.htm > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > > > > > > --- > This email has been checked for viruses by AVG. > http://www.avg.com > > > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > > > > > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > > -- OK Don *“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.”* – Mark Twain "There are three kinds of men: The ones that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." WILL ROGERS, *The Manly Wisdom of Will Rogers* 2013 F150, 18 mpg 2017 Subaru Legacy, 30 mpg 1957 C182A, 12 mpg - but at 150 mph! _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com