The old and new of oil ?

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by JTWard, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. stchman

    stchman Active Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

    Glad to see you saved the engine. I can see where you are coming from that certain manufacturer's additive packages may chemically clash.

    I personally have been using Mobil 1 now for over 15 years with excellent results. I pretty much always buy new as I don't want other people's problems, and I can tell you that I have not added oil to any of my cars in that time.

    Also, I worked in the quick lube industry for ~8 years and I can say that MOST of the lube techs that quick lubes hire are ROTTEN. I will never use a quick lube again as I don't want idiotic monkeys working on my car. As long as I am physically capable I will change my oil myself. Once I get to the point where I am no longer physically capable, I will take my vehicle to a mechanic that is skilled.
  2. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Need to keep this thread moving.
  3. poncho62

    poncho62 Active Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    I look at it this way....Oil doesn't break down, it gets dirty....Synthetic oil is going to get just as dirty, just as fast as conventional oil. To me, it lasts no longer, but it does have better properties to help your engine. I think that is what you are paying extra for, not longer life between changes.....just my opinion
  4. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Hopefully, one of my three boys will be doing it for me at the point when I can no longer perform the change myself. I hope that I am a long way from that. My dad still changes his own oil and does all the work on his vehicles. Sure, occasionally he might run into an issue or it might take him longer than it takes me. But, I am always willing to take the boys on a half an hour drive down to his house to help out. (even if he does not ask for the help) Her recently re did the front end of his avalanche, it turned into an all day project. At about 7pm I talked to my mom and she said that he was getting tired and having a hard time crawling under the truck. So, we drove down and helped him finish it. I would do the same if he needed an oil change and could not do it. I figure that the man that introduced me to working on cars at age 3 deserves to not have to pay for a place to change his oil. Hopefully, one of my 3 boys (if not all of them) has the same feeling.

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