1727Re: [bmw e28] Re: oil change type of oil
- Aug 22, 2003Thanks for that I do find them brilliant and as you say its cheaper the
engines should run forever
On Friday, August 22, 2003, at 08:51 PM, sfj642 wrote:
> I agree with you completely - almost !
> I have used Castrol and Mobil fully synthetic oils alsmost since they
> came out. My VW Golf did over 100,000 miles with me with no engine
> trouble and was still going at 150,000; My Morris Ital (1300cc so
> worked very hard) also did 150,000 from new before rust saw it off.
> My 1956 Rover 90 did over 100,000 miles in ten years 1990-2000 with
> never a hint of engine trouble and it is now up to 220,000. Both
> BMW's have fully synthetic oils with no problem.
> The only place I disagree with you is that I rarely change the oil
> once it is installed - Mobil reckon on 25,000 or two years between
> changes anyway. I DO change the filters at recommended intervals and
> just top-up to replace the oil lost at the time. So I think you are
> wasting money changing it as often as you do.
> Try the thumb and finger test if you don't believe me !
> From the major manufacturers at least, fully synthetic oils are
> excellent, the engines run smoother, possibly faster (less friction)
> and as I have proved, last forever ! So I reckon that it is CHEAPER
> to run on synthetic, NOT more costly.
> Just my thoughts ....
> Regards from Jim Butterworth
> 1984 528i SE auto
> 1988 318i auto
> --- In bmwe28@..., john macdonald <johnmacdon@b...>
> > john mac
> > I change the oil in my 528 every 2000-3000klms and I always use
> mobil 1
> > synthetic or castrol R 10-60 synthetic the car has done 300000klms
> > I feel it is good insurance to pamper the old girl especially as it
> > a manual and I still like to give it a little stick and about
> > ago I had some trouble with one of the rings sticking which cured
> > itself but ever since then I have gone to this expensive oil and
> > had no trouble although I was using a half synthetic before, do I
> > to?
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