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    The oil thread

    Lets start an Oil Thread just for Fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonV View Post
    Lets start an Oil Thread just for Fun
    One advantage I think this site could have is a definitive oil FAQ thread to end all 9-3SS oil threads. I wonder if there are enough SS guys here to sit down and hammer something out.

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    We might as well start one to get it out of the way. But do it in the Tech Talk section so we won't have to bother with it in each car model board.

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    Well I don't know enough about each model's requirements, but I think I could draft something for the SS and put it in Tech Talk while we ponder it. My idea was to have a sticky in the SS forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warren Demontague View Post
    Well I don't know enough about each model's requirements
    Any A3/B3 oil is good enough for all models. Oil thread done!

    Feel free to start one in the 9-3 SS board. We could use some content in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wulf View Post
    Any A3/B3 oil is good enough for all models. Oil thread done!

    Feel free to start one in the 9-3 SS board. We could use some content in there.
    LOL, say that over there you get a Lecture...as I type there's an Oil debate going on. I'm beginning to beleive that some guys think their Motor will self destruct if it's not Mobil 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonV View Post
    LOL, say that over there you get a Lecture...as I type there's an Oil debate going on. I'm beginning to beleive that some guys think their Motor will self destruct if it's not Mobil 1

    Is that comment pointed at me?

    I think what Warren has put together here sums it up pretty well.
    Hit all the valid points ... beyond that, it is a question of brand choice and viscosity.
    I like the Mobil 1 product because it fits best (IMHO) for these cars ... has the necessary qualities and provides a good viscosity to cover the car in most circumstances.
    Having said that, if there was another quality oil that met the same criteria, I would be just as happy with it.

    I'm not a fan of highly priced oils in daily drivers.
    If someone can show me an advantage, I'll be all over it.
    Otherwise, good oil change interval with a main stream oil works just fine.

    Sorry ... didn't mean to go off on a tangent here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaabScott View Post
    I like the Mobil 1 product because...
    I'm not a fan of highly priced oils in daily drivers.
    Hmm. Over here, Mobil 1 tends to fit exactly that description fairly well. At the supplier I buy from, it's more than twice the price of the Fuchs fully-synth that I've got the last couple of times. Both same viscosity, both API SL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TooMany2cvs View Post
    Hmm. Over here, Mobil 1 tends to fit exactly that description fairly well. At the supplier I buy from, it's more than twice the price of the Fuchs fully-synth that I've got the last couple of times. Both same viscosity, both API SL.

    These days, Castrol costs more than Mobil 1.
    Things like Royal Purple are much higher than that.

    But of course, it is all dependant upon the local supply.
    In Canada, Mobil is not a company who is looking to deal with many resellers and the costs reflect that.
    Even buying bulk for the shop doesn't get me a deal on it ... strange as that may sound.
    Castrol does discount, but their street prices are higher. Go figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaabScott View Post
    In Canada, Mobil is not a company who is looking to deal with many resellers and the costs reflect that.
    Even buying bulk for the shop doesn't get me a deal on it ... strange as that may sound.
    Castrol does discount, but their street prices are higher. Go figure.
    Hey Scott, Real Canadian Superstore (Loblaw's) sells Mobil 1 for $34.99 for the 4.4L jug. But 1L bottles are $9.99, go figure.

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