Tuesday, July 22, 2008
How many times have you been told to "change your oil every 3,000 miles' with the unsaid threat that something bad might happen to your engine if you don't? That's what I've heard all my life, but I've never done it. And nothing bad ever happened to my engine because of poor lubrication. So why should I do it? Because "conventional wisdom" says I must. Unfortunately, "conventional wisdom" is usually wrong. The "3,000 mile myth" is a scam to increase sales of oil. That's it. The California Waste Management Board has launched a campaign to "Break the 3,000 mile myth, (Ray Thomas 101)
Sunday, April 06, 2008
The biggest problem you have in driving your car around is friction. See the article about that on this blog. Synthetic oil significantly reduces friction in addition to giving you better gas mileage, fewer oil changes, NO "dry starts" ever (because synthetic oil "clings" to engine parts rather than falling down into the oil pan as fossil oils do. It starts as easily on the coldest winter days as in summer because it does not "gum up" at below zero temperatures as "fossil oils" do. It's liquid down to 60 below and up to 410 degrees hot. So no "vapor locks," either. Rocket ships and jet planes can't operate without synthetic oil because of the wide range of temperatures they must withstand. Fossil oils can't do that. If you could do ONE thing to save hundreds, even thousands of dollars on car maintenance while making it last longer and make fewer trips to the mechanic; it would be to convert to synthetic oil. But not just any oil. Other oils would be better than fossil oils, but AmsOil is the ORIGINAL synthetic lubricant for automotive use. Now that AmsOil proved it could be done, EVERYBODY has an oil out they call "synthetic." But so far, none are "pure" synthetic. The best they have done is a "para-synthetic" good for about 15,000 miles. Pure synthetic can be identified by the 25,000 miles between oil changes promise. AmsOil has more than 30 years "head start on the others in research and development.
Synthetic oil products are a lot more handy to have around than you'd expect. One time I flooded out under a railroad bridge. I climbed out, opened my hood, and sprayed "MP" (AmsOil Metal Protector) into the distributor cap and watched the water crawl away. Then I got back in and drove away. Another time I left a wrench on the ground in the back yard while working on my AmsOil race car. It stayed out there all winter and I didn't find it until spring. It was unrusted and in good condition because I had sprayed it with "MP" before I started using it. I keep one spray can of MP in the car and one at home. Any time anything starts moving roughly, I spray it with MP and have no more trouble. When I first bought my present car, the driver's door lock was "sticky." It was hard to open or close. I gave it a spritz of MP and never had another minute's trouble. Same with the lock on the front door of our new house. MP is less that $5, and I've used it a lot. (AmsOil Dealer)