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    Is This BS???? 320k mile oil changes!

    See here and let me know if you think it's bullshit.

    Would you be willing to go 320,000 miles between oil changes with one?

    -Don-

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonTom View Post
    See here and let me know if you think it's bullshit.

    Would you be willing to go 320,000 miles between oil changes with one?

    -Don-
    Well, what happens to the additives (such as zinc/manganese, essential to the durability of flat tappet engines) in the oil that are naturally consumed during the process of normal combustion (and which deteriorate over time)?

    It's fine to filter and re-filter the oil in an endless closed loop. Recyclers do this to recover even the most contaminated used oil, which can then be re-used.

    But fresh additives are always added.

    That's the part I'm dubious about.

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    The fine print mentions chaning the 'special ... oil filter element' at 10,000 to 30,000 mile intervals.

    I didn't dig far enough to find the price of the filter refill, but I'd bet a syn oil change is cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeHalloran View Post
    The fine print mentions chaning the 'special ... oil filter element' at 10,000 to 30,000 mile intervals.

    I didn't dig far enough to find the price of the filter refill, but I'd bet a syn oil change is cheaper.
    They're asking $114 for a set of 4 filters, so almost $30 per filter. For just the filter.

    http://www.trabold.net/English/default.htm

    I still want to know how the recirculated oil is replenished with the additives used up over time as the engine runs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    I still want to know how the recirculated oil is replenished with the additives used up over time as the engine runs...
    In most cars, the answer is simple, IMO. Few cars can go such a distance without oil being added. So as oil is added, you not only get some new oil, but some new additives. I think they take that into consideration. They claim you don't have to change oil much. They don't say you don't have to add any.

    -Don- SSF, CA

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