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Mar 21, 2009, 4:53 PM

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ok my question is regarding slick 50 i read that
it bonds to your engine is that really a good
thing or bad thing i mean if it bonds to your
engine can it plug your oil filter in anyway?

and what about oil paseges someone on her has already mentioned that using synthetic oil is like using slick 50Unimpressed

Loren Champlain Sr
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Mar 21, 2009, 6:20 PM

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When Slick 50 was first introduced, nearly 20 years ago, I fell for the info-mercials just like everyone else. And, I suppose, back then, there weren't many synthetic oils around. Mobil One was heavily advertised, and I know Amsoil was around, but I'd never heard of it, at that time. But, fast forward 20 years....A full synthetic oil is better than any of the snake oil that 'they' are selling out there. If you are the type that keeps a car four or five years, just regular oil and filter changes at 3 mos/3000 miles will probably be just fine. If you are the type that keeps a car until the wheels fall off, then I'd recommend going with a good quality synthetic. I use Amsoil in both of my cars. Personally, I'm more concerned with engine protection, so I feel the extra money is worth it. Since I do the oil/filter changes myself, I do it at 5000 mile intervals, which is about 6 mos. for me.
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Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 21, 2009, 8:35 PM

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I'm totally with Loren on this issue - EXCEPT - Mobil 1 has been around since at least 1975 or so. An all metal silver can that you needed to punch or use a can opener! Guess is they (synthetics) were around even longer but it was Mobil that pushed it with intense advertising and initially wild claims of 25,000 mile change intervals! That didn't work out - they got in big trouble with that claim.

Have tried the Slick 50 and thought I noticed a change but can't prove it as I've always used synthetic oils. I forget what that stuff costs but I doubt it's a replacement for synthetic over conventional oil nor makes up the price difference. I swear the minor but real improvement in flow and less friction of synthetics make it cheaper in the long run by some fuel savings.

IMO the #1 advantage of synthetics is tolerance of high heat and lack of making sludge even when overworked.

In short - I don't think the Slick 50 hurts anything but probably isn't any better than common sense care and routine changes,


Ps + BTW - Amsoil is a site sponsor and I/we are not obligated but it is top quality without excuses - again in my opinion....


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