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    Good input. I started changing my oil myself about 6 months ago. Local yahoos and the lube place put the wrong gear oil in the transfer case. Another shop some years back stripped the drain plug. Of couse, it was not their fault.............. Anyway, I was just curious. I change the oil in my buggy every month. I just use conventional since I change it so often. What about boats. I have a merc 350 in a toon. Seems like the Mercruiser stuff is conventional. I think the quicksilver stuff is too for the 496/HO
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    If you change it regularly then I'd not worry about spending the extra dough on synth.
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    It's required on some vehicles.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Brown View Post
    . A good synthetic (the only oil that is specified for use in our Eurodiesels) can effectively keep soot and ash in suspension. In fact, the oil remains viable well beyond the 10K mile oil change interval to the point several of us have extended our interval to 12K miles.

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    Yup, Germans now report they only do an oil change every YEAR.
    I go to 5k on dino, and change when my tires need to be rotated anyway. Tire Kingdom is a block from my work, do an oil change for $20 with a coupon. Then I don't have to dispose of the used oil. And while it's up on the lift, they have a looksee at the running gear to see if they can sell me anything I might need.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra26 # 1 View Post
    It's required on some vehicles.
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    I have an old truck. If I had a new vette that came with synthetic, I'd stay with that.


    Quote Originally Posted by BlubyU View Post
    At my shop it's $88.73 before tax for mobil 1 synthetic oil service here.... 6qts of fluid plus a filter (Acdelco) on GM's... I tell my customers to go 3-5k on a Syn oil service and 3k on a non syn oil service.
    That's what my shop tells me, but it's too often. The new cars have an algorithm that figures that stuff anyway.
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    I'm still chuckling at being "poo-pooed" for straying off topic. Awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by havasu1 View Post
    Seems like the Mercruiser stuff is conventional. I think the quicksilver stuff is too for the 496/HO
    Mercruiser and Quicksilver is the same product in everything. Point of sale packaging difference only.
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    Default Synth. oil?

    The EPA loves Synth. oil.What are they doing with the used oil. It can't be recycled or be refined or burned for heat. Waste of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Brown View Post
    I change my own oil too. I expect you and I will be the only two who get our hands dirty.

    Well... except for Rexone. That cheap SOB retreads his own tires.

    By the way, I use a vacuum pump to change my oil. The oil filter is on top so I don't even have to go under the car. It's pretty sweet but it takes quite a while to suck the oil out so it's actually slower.

    I picked up a pump because I run a skid plate on my low slung VW. Ice chunks can take out an oil pan in the winter. With the skid plate on, there is no access to the drain plug. Now that I have the pump, I'd never drain into a pan again for any vehicle. It's so easy and clean, it's the way to go.
    You're incorrect Tom, I stopped retreading tires a couple years ago. I only go new now.

    But you're right I do all my own mechanical work with the exception of that which requires a computer. So if its brakes, oil change, rebuild a rear end, gaskets, water pump, hoses, belts, and so on I tackle it myself. I also cut my own grass, trim my own trees, and wash my own car (twice a year whether it needs it or not) and brush my own teeth. Myself and 2 other neighbors are the only ones out of about 20 houses that do our own yards. I enjoy the dust in my sinuses and crap in my eyes, and there's nothing better than that fragrant grease layer under the old fingernails when you put your hand between your head and the pillow at bed time.

    Back to oil, I use high quality mineral based oils only in my stuff. I've never seen the need or been convinced by any oil gurus that the cost of Synthetic is necessary or warranted. I use Lubrication Engineers, Brad Penn, Castrol in street stuff when I have to. I've had excellent results with this method for many decades so I don't fix what ain't broke just to claim I use the latest most expensive oil. I also use quality filters including Baldwin and K&N, none of the cheapo 3 buck stuff from the local auto parts.

    One of these days I'm going to trade in my casette player for a CD. Speaking of which my 2000 Nokia phone I believe died today so I have to go back and read up on the Sprint cell phone thread and see which bottom of the line model I can get away with. Toodles.


    ps Tom what type of vacuum pump do you use? That idea sounds interesting to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDMarine View Post
    Mercruiser and Quicksilver is the same product in everything. Point of sale packaging difference only.
    Figures

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    Quote Originally Posted by getrdone View Post
    I don't think it's worth it. Those lube places work off the fact that normal people don't know much about mechanics. All the new cars are recemending useing Synth. oil for the fact that thay came out with the flex fuel vehicles. They new the fuel was having the 10% ethenol as an addative mandated by the EPA. Using Syth. works well with the Ethenol. It mixes. Useing Conv. oil, will seperate in the pan. I'm also noticing they are getting rid of sulfer in 15-40 diesel oils, the EPA at work again.My 2cents.It's too expensive .
    Say what? Any moisture in the crank case will “boil” out first.

    My old farm truck has 207K on it and has only had 20/50 Castrol changed every 5K. At 4K it is about a quart low and I add a quart of Marvel Mystery Oil. No sludge in my engine.

    From what I hear, the synthetic oils don't have as good of anti-corrosion properties as conventional oil. Anyone got anything on that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexone View Post
    ps Tom what type of vacuum pump do you use? That idea sounds interesting to me.
    I use one of these:

    Amazon.com: Mityvac 7400 7.3 Liter Fluid Evacuator: Automotive


    Of course, now that you're Mr. Sophisticate with your cell phone and new tires, you'll want to find a model with plenty of billet and a heated pump handle for your oil change comfort.


    I assume the stern drive guys need these. From what I've seen, changing the oil on a stern drive is a nasty job that could be made easy with an oil extractor.
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    I use 15k mobil 1 in my wife's car and change it once a year. Everything else goes by the manual which is usually 7500 mi. Dino work great in all of my stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Brown View Post
    I use one of these:

    Amazon.com: Mityvac 7400 7.3 Liter Fluid Evacuator: Automotive


    Of course, now that you're Mr. Sophisticate with your cell phone and new tires, you'll want to find a model with plenty of billet and a heated pump handle for your oil change comfort.


    I assume the stern drive guys need these. From what I've seen, changing the oil on a stern drive is a nasty job that could be made easy with an oil extractor.
    Not sure how an extractor would work on a stern drive ??

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