erl eh?Originally posted by 97 sport platinum:
not to bust your bubble, but if it was on your very first oil change the mpg increase was more likely the engine being broken in than the synthetic erl.
Maybe he was drunk and mistook his Trep for a tractor j/kOriginally posted by 97 sport platinum:
i don't know much about winter yet (except that the trep handles like a dream in the snow/ice) but isn't 15W50 a little thick? like way too thick? i was told by the dealer and it does mention in the book that 5W30 is necessary when it gets cold.
Is that when they died? That would make me very sad...'85 Dodge Lancer ES Conventional 118,000 miles (bought with 80K)
'90 Dodge Spirit ES Synthetic 168,000 miles (bought with 110K)
'91 Dodge Spirit R/T Conventional 110,000 miles (bought with 75K)
'97 Dodge Intrepid Conventional 103,000 miles (bought with 78K)
The Lancer ES (2.2L turbo) was traded in for the Spirit ES because it nickel and diming me with electrical problems. The Spirit ES was driven a long time and then the fan stopped coming on so I bypassed it with a toggle switch. It also had that infamous valve seal problem plaqued early generation 3.0L V6. So, two summers ago I found a Spirit R/T in New York and I gave the old Spirit ES to my dad to trade in for a car he wanted. I drove the R/T for a year and put on a lot of miles. I was worried that I would kill the car before I got a chance to enjoy it by putting so many miles on it. So, I tried to sell it and noone wanted to give me fair value for it. I really didn't want to sell it so I decided it was worth more to me to keep it. After that I bought my Intrepid and parked the R/T November of last year.Originally posted by nstenz:
Is that when they died? That would make me very sad...
'88 Dodge Shadow 2.2L 239,000 miles (bought with ~140k)
I used conventional oil for the first few oil changes, and then decided to switch to Mobil 1 5W-30. The car's still running on the original engine- no rebuild. I don't think it's the oil though. I haven't exactly babied her either. Man I love those 5-speeds.
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I'd sell my soul for a Spirit R/T... Well, I'd sell SOMETHING at least...
[ November 30, 2001: Message edited by: nstenz ]