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#14: 01-30-2013, 07:36 AM
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Title: Flying W00t Monkey
Location: virginia
Car: 98 obw, 97 GT w/ ej22, '01 H6 VDC
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i use what ever is on sale at a discount when i need it. i need it every 5k miles for each of the 4 or 5 cars i have on the road at the time, it varies.

i have done this since 1982 when i bought an isuzu / chevy luv diesel pickup. i have never had a lubricant related failure.

i believe changing it is more important than what you use.

82 isuzu diesel pickup - drove it from 0 miles till the manual trans failed in 1990, miles unknown i just can't remember.
90 nissan pick up - drove it from 0 to 170k miles, still have it - farm use.
93 legacy - drove from 98k to 175k and wrecked it.
95 legacy - drove it from 75k to 165k, replaced the auto trans, my son drove it to 208k at college, sold it this year.
97 outback ltd - drove it from 95k to 145k w/ piston slap and sold it 2 years ago. she wrecked it at college.
97 GT w/ ej22 swap, bought it with 125k (bad ej25) and still driving it at 157k.
97 toyota avalon - my wife has driven it from 62k to 202k and is now talking about replacing it.

i do not recommend recycled motor oil for you car, but using fresh recycled / re-manufactured oil is better than not changing the old oil you have 3k - 5k on now and running it another 3k - 5k.

just my opinion.

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