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Old 08-07-2016, 10:26 AM   #11 (permalink)
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It is news because they've made some significant changes to finally address, after 100 years, dust and dirt ingestion into the engine.


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Old 08-07-2016, 11:42 AM   #12 (permalink)
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My Subaru did not require oil changes, just a couple of quartz before starting the engine, and a great deal of stress each time I moved the car.
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Old 08-07-2016, 04:47 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I have a 5hp Tecumseh motored Murray mower I bought new in 1988 for $100-150 that I have only changed the oil in once. I seldom add any either. The deck and wheels are going to die soon anyway. So had I spend $5 a year for 30 years on oil changes, I would be $150 poorer and still need to buy a new mower because of the deck and wheels. I am very satisfied with that mower to say the least.
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I don't remember the username off the top of my head, but there's a tribologist who posts all over bobistheoilguy, and I recall him saying that synthetic oils don't really break down, so you theoretically don't need to change the oil, just refresh the additive package and replace the filter once in a while. It is important that you actually do that since the corrosion inhibitors do run out over time from exposure to water vapor.

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