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Old 11-13-2012, 07:37 PM   #1930
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Originally Posted by 79letour View Post
I'm a huge fan of Amsoil, but at my rate of consumption, I'll likely buy the cheapest 0w20 available. I'm not going to keep playing oil games, and a modern economy car shouldn't need Amsoil or any kind of foofy fairy dust to not burn oil. Will it burn less with the Amsoil? Maybe. But I just don't like pouring ten-dollar quarts of oil to be burned away. It essentially has sort of a "total loss" oil system as it is, so I see no reason to run anything expensive or exotic.
Not that it matters, but as a geek math exercise, assuming you add a quart every 1500 miles, and start with 5.3 quarts, at the end of your 7500 oil change cycle, your oil mileage would break down as follows:

18.8% new oil, 0 miles
15.2% 1500 miles
12.3% 3000 miles
10% 4500 miles
8% 6000 miles
35% 7500 miles

Man, at that rate you could almost just change the filter and keep going.
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