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Old 06-06-2004, 02:30 PM   #1
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what do you guys think? 35-120k of the car was mobil 1, the rest up untill 150k was crap. The car sits now since I can't drive her [i'm only 14], and I need her to last for 100k more. but the car needs to run [most of the time] so draining out the oil completly is not an option.


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Well I just recently switched my 2 cars over to Mobil 1 oil. The full synthetic high mileage stuff for the Bonne and the regular full synthetic for my Malibu. So I would stick with Mobil 1. And as for trying to get all the oil out, well just run the car and let it get a bit warm and then drain the oil so that you have a better chance to get the most of it out.
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will the oil break down over time, and it looses its protection? Also what about that high milege oil? is that stuff any good?


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Well if the car is started occasionally then I would still change the oil. That starting and stooping and not getting to running temp for a long enough time will just add more moisture than it should have, that is why you are suppose to change your oil every 3 months or 3,000 Miles.

That high mileage stuff is just a little bit thicker full synthetic oil, I could probably get away with the regular synthetic but I figured why not try it since it does have a bit higher mileage.
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I know about that, I won't start the car unless she'* going to be driven, and not just driven for a few minutes but for at least 15+ minutes to warm up all the oil in the tranny, engine, just get everything moving, and let the car stretch itself, not get pits in the crank bearings.

I think i'll throw in some syn. high milege stuff, thicker sounds better. And I bet some castrol high milege is cheaper than mobil one. I doubt i'll put mobil one back in my baby till i rebuild the engine or till i start driving her regularly which should be next year when I have my permit, hopefully my mom 'll teach me to drive on my bonnie, instead of her wussy no power beetle.


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Well that Mobil one is not that expensive. I picked it up at Wal Mart up here and it was only about 30$ for a 5L or a 4.4L ( high mileage is one size and regular is another size) Jug of it. Which is not bad once you figure out the exchange and the fact that it is a full synthetic.
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$30 USD or Candian currency. Because $30 canadian is cheap, i could afford to buy that in USD.


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$30 USD or Candian currency. Because $30 canadian is cheap, i could afford to buy that in USD.


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It was about 28$ CAD
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well then I think next weekend i'm going to wal-mart and pickin' me up a package of that stuff. SSE takes 5.5 quarts I think, i'm going to double check that, because that doesn't sound right to me.


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quoted by my gm '89 bonneville service manaul

crank case capacity:
4 quarts -- 4 liters
5.2 liters -- 5.5 quarts SSE

also in here it says every 7.5k mi/ 12 months to change the oil. but only if no short trips where made. So yeah. otherwise its 3mo/3k mi. oh well i'll figure out what I am to do.


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