Originally Posted by Alan
Did you see the prize winning letter to the editors in the latest Car & Driver? The mechanic who tells how folks change their 7 dollar a quart synthetic at 3 months or 3000 miles, and he drains it, and then puts it into his cars since it's got 70% of it's life left!
I would do that too if I had a 90 Escort to put it in.
Unfortunately the 90 Escort used more oil than I could supply from frequent synthetic oil changes. On the plus side, the Escort didn't need oil changes, since all I had to do was pour cheap oil in all the time.
Why baby a practically free beater car?
Once again circumstances rule, and there is no primordial golden rule for this topic.