Real or Memorex?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Justin F. Knotzke, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. Hi,

    I am wondering what the general rule of thumb is here. When it's time
    for an oil change do most of you go with synthetic or the "real" stuff?


    Justin F. Knotzke, Jul 25, 2003
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  2. I use Valvoline Durablend, best of both worlds. Actually, the best oil for
    your car is clean oil, change it often and don't worry.
    Jerry and Bea, Jul 25, 2003
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  3. If your car has a turbo, then only use synthetic. The very high temperatures
    that a turbo can reach (they can glow red in use) means that normal oil will
    burn and leave carbon deposits in the bearings, which can destroy a turbo in
    20k miles.

    I had an EVO, you had to change the oil at 4500 miles or problems
    (especially the rear diff) would occur. A lot of cars in the uk now have 10k
    oil changes where the same car in the US has 6k oil changes (MR2 for one),
    so for most average engines, its probably alright to extend it beyond the
    manu's recommendation, but is it worth it for the price of oil ?

    Richard Gary Clark, Jul 25, 2003
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