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No not really. Care to explain the bathroom thing??UBDSLO1 said:.... Oh, and just changing the oil filter, is just a really stupid idea, it is like going to the bathroom, and not using toilet paper, if you know what I mean. what is the point of having a new filter installed, and old dirty oil in your crankcase??? ...
Then why change the oil at all? just keep changing the filter, and add a quart here and there .mlc said:No not really. Care to explain the bathroom thing??
IMHO there are times when changing the filter makes sense. It is possible that the filter gets dirty, reduces oil flow and the oil stays clean. I mean, that is what the filter is doing. cleaning the oil. So as long as this synthetic oil is not breaking down,... why not just change the filter?
I would bet that that changing the filter/oil or not every 3K or 6K has less to do with the engines life than how you or I drive it.
The ecotec would probably be happier with 5W-30, at least in the winter and while its still very new.
I'd recommend you look at the product data sheets:mrgto said:Well, conventional yea, I would say yes. With Mobil 1, it won't make any difference. It flows the same and doesn't break down as much.