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To an engine, oil is life, so you need the right info if it’s going to survive the long haul
Topic Started: Jan 8 2018, 08:35 PM (629 Views)
RaiderNation
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To your engine, oil is what keeps all the various parts working together in harmony. Nothing is more important that feeding your engine with the right lubricants. Your Chevy doesn't have to be a lost cause at 150,000 miles. We're going to show you how to get 250,000 to 300,000 miles out of your classic or late-model by doing nothing more than using the right lubricants and changing them out on a regular basis.

What Oil Does

Lubrication performs two basic functions. It keeps moving parts from touching each other and it carries heat and corrosive contaminants away from those moving parts. Engine oil has the most intimate contact with an engine's moving parts, including the hottest parts like exhaust valve stems and piston rings. It has to have qualities that allow it to stand up to the toughest conditions imaginable.

When lubricating oil breaks down under high-heat conditions it stops protecting moving parts, which is what leads to engine failure. Not only does engine oil keep moving parts from getting together, it also coats these parts to prevent destructive oxidation and corrosion. Additives in the oil contribute to the prevention of corrosion and the resulting deterioration. Detergents and dispersants contribute even further to prevent sludge and carbon buildup.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/to-an-engine-oil-is-life-so-you-need-the-right-info-if-it%e2%80%99s-going-to-survive-the-long-haul/ar-BBI6UXJ?li=BBnb7Kz
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That article is basically an AMSOIL ad. At the very least it was paid for and sponsored by AMSOIL.

I love how they suggested changing the oil every 3000-5000 miles when AMSOIL sells a filter system that allows you to run 20,000 miles prior to changing the oil because you can change the filters without losing any oil.

Lastly, if you are going to change your oil every 3000 miles and you are not running constantly at the edge of your performance envelope then there is no reason to run synthetic. The only valid reason for synthetic in a daily driver is the extended time between oil changes.

I run synthetic because I put a ton of miles on vehicles and can not guarantee those 5000 miles or less oil changes.

Of course all synthetics (not blends) are better than regular oil but once you go synthetic the filter becomes more important than the brand of synthetic if you are going to extend those times between oil changes.
Edited by Demagogue, Jan 9 2018, 02:09 AM.
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I use Castro EDGE 10W-60 Full Synthetic, prefer Mobil 1 but the Castrol's recommended, oil filters come from the dealer. I have a local European car specialist change it every 3,000 miles - cheap insurance.
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Jan 8 2018, 08:35 PM
To your engine, oil is what keeps all the various parts working together in harmony. Nothing is more important that feeding your engine with the right lubricants. Your Chevy doesn't have to be a lost cause at 150,000 miles. We're going to show you how to get 250,000 to 300,000 miles out of your classic or late-model by doing nothing more than using the right lubricants and changing them out on a regular basis.

What Oil Does

Lubrication performs two basic functions. It keeps moving parts from touching each other and it carries heat and corrosive contaminants away from those moving parts. Engine oil has the most intimate contact with an engine's moving parts, including the hottest parts like exhaust valve stems and piston rings. It has to have qualities that allow it to stand up to the toughest conditions imaginable.

When lubricating oil breaks down under high-heat conditions it stops protecting moving parts, which is what leads to engine failure. Not only does engine oil keep moving parts from getting together, it also coats these parts to prevent destructive oxidation and corrosion. Additives in the oil contribute to the prevention of corrosion and the resulting deterioration. Detergents and dispersants contribute even further to prevent sludge and carbon buildup.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/to-an-engine-oil-is-life-so-you-need-the-right-info-if-it%e2%80%99s-going-to-survive-the-long-haul/ar-BBI6UXJ?li=BBnb7Kz
:dunno: Tell me more of this 'oil changing' thing...?
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I bought a new truck in 2016, and have changed the oil once.
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