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post #21 of 49 Old 02-06-2019, 11:54 AM
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If your car or motorcycle was down a quart, would you worry about only topping it up with exactly the same oil as it was originally filled with? Maybe, but most of us would just add a quart of something suitable and call it a day.
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All are motorcycle-safe and are 10W-40.
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what did an injector change have to do with mixing oils?
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Look at it as an opportunity to make your lawn equipment last longer. Splitter started up easy at -10C a few weeks ago on synth.
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The synthetic will argue with the non synthetic as to who should go through the oil pump first, resulting in an impasse. Oil starvation and seizure will be the result!
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what did an injector change have to do with mixing oils?
It was in reference to the cost of engine repair. What does this post have to do with the original post?

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If your car or motorcycle was down a quart, would you worry about only topping it up with exactly the same oil as it was originally filled with? Maybe, but most of us would just add a quart of something suitable and call it a day.
Yep. I have a 20+ year old Ford with very leaky valve covers which are never going to get fixed.

It's pretty much a bi-monthly ritual to add a quart of oil to keep the level up.

While I stick to the same viscosity profile (5W-20), I don't bother to put in the same flavor (High Mileage, part synthetic, whatever) and brand, as it'll just be leaking out eventually anyway.

I still do a full change every 6000 miles or so, but it's mostly to swap out the filter. The actual oil is on a constant rotation, so most of it never gets a chance to break down. :P
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"Yep. I have a 20+ year old Ford with very leaky valve covers which are never going to get fixed."

Sounds like my 4Runner.....
One nice thing about having a leaky engine is that you don't need oil changes because you are always running fresh oil through the system. Reverting back to the Horseless Carriage era cars and motorcycles that had total loss systems. And like leaky old Brit bikes covered in puked oil, it preserves the the and makes restoration a practice in spraying gunk and hosing it off!
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so, in the end, what is the collective opinion, should I top off my coolant with Dexcool ?

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I purposely run a mix of Rotella T 15w-40 dino and Rotella T6 5w-40 syn for make my own 50/50 blend.

My testing proves the blend shears less than straight T or straight T6.
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