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Old 12-03-2009, 12:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I don't think that replacing the engine mounts will increase your mileage. My old car (Cadillac Deville '90) had two broken engine mounts and it would shake badly at speeds over 40 MPH. After I had them replaced though, I didn't notice any change in mileage (on a 4.5 hour drive).


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Old 12-03-2009, 01:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I switched my engine oil to synthetic after 150,000 miles. I also switched from 5w30 (or 10w30 sometimes) to 5w20. The level on the stick stays the same even up to 10,000 miles - no leaks or burning at all.
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Old 12-03-2009, 03:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
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0W30 synthetic will save you fuel and lubricate better while the engine is warming up, so that's what you should use. If the engine burns oil, add more. If it leaks out, replace the bad seals and gaskets.
I changed all my seals and gaskets. Now I'm waiting for the next oil change to add synthetic.
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:09 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I didn't even message Ben on Gmail.. Do you have a keyword scanner or something? :P
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