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    dbltap
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  2. #2
    rmac
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    "dbltap" <DoubleTap@37.com> wrote in message
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    > http://www.autoblog.com/2006/08/02/d...-via-analysis/

    Interesting how some people spend $30 for an oil analysis in order to avoid
    a $20 oil change. hmmmm.



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    Larry in AZ
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    Waiving the right to remain silent, "rmac" <nospam@nospam.com> said:

    > "dbltap" <DoubleTap@37.com> wrote in message
    > news:1ucAg.2477$xp2.1947@newsread1.news.pas.earthl ink.net...
    >> http://www.autoblog.com/2006/08/02/d...intervals-via-
    >> analysis/

    > Interesting how some people spend $30 for an oil analysis in order to
    > avoid a $20 oil change. hmmmm.


    What a load of mumbo-jumbo for obsessed people. Hell - just change the oil
    at the recommended intervals and be done with it...

    --
    Larry J. - Remove spamtrap in ALLCAPS to e-mail

    "I've come here to enjoy nature. Don't talk to me
    about the environment!" - 'Denny Crane'

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    Matt Whiting
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    rmac wrote:
    > "dbltap" <DoubleTap@37.com> wrote in message
    > news:1ucAg.2477$xp2.1947@newsread1.news.pas.earthl ink.net...
    >
    >>http://www.autoblog.com/2006/08/02/d...-via-analysis/

    >
    > Interesting how some people spend $30 for an oil analysis in order to avoid
    > a $20 oil change. hmmmm.


    Yes, that is the main reason I don't use it for my cars. Now for
    airplanes that use 12 quarts of expensive oil and have serious
    consequences of engine failure or large trucks that may use 6 gallons of
    oil, it makes a lot of sense.


    Matt

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    Brian Nystrom
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    rmac wrote:
    > "dbltap" <DoubleTap@37.com> wrote in message
    > news:1ucAg.2477$xp2.1947@newsread1.news.pas.earthl ink.net...
    >
    >>http://www.autoblog.com/2006/08/02/d...-via-analysis/

    >
    > Interesting how some people spend $30 for an oil analysis in order to avoid
    > a $20 oil change. hmmmm.


    Probably the biggest benefit of UOA is that it proves to people that
    oils last much longer than many of them think. With any kind of luck, it
    will convince people once and for all that changing your oil any more
    frequently than the car manufacturer recommends is an unnecessary waste
    of a diminishing resource. Any money saved is a secondary benefit.

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    Stubby
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    rmac wrote:
    > "dbltap" <DoubleTap@37.com> wrote in message
    > news:1ucAg.2477$xp2.1947@newsread1.news.pas.earthl ink.net...
    >> http://www.autoblog.com/2006/08/02/d...-via-analysis/

    > Interesting how some people spend $30 for an oil analysis in order to avoid
    > a $20 oil change. hmmmm.
    >

    The oil analysis is to get information on engine wear, not to avoid an
    oil change.
    An airplane engine is more expensive than your car and if wear is
    happening, it needs to be addressed promptly.


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    Mike Marlow
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    "Matt Whiting" <whiting@epix.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > Yes, that is the main reason I don't use it for my cars. Now for
    > airplanes that use 12 quarts of expensive oil and have serious
    > consequences of engine failure


    Oh Bunk! Take those sissy pants off Matt and act like a man. Those
    barnstormers of old didn't fiddle about worrying about such things and look
    how exciting they were. Besides everyone knows that if you jump up just
    before the moment of impact...

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    Mike Marlow
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    "Stubby" <William.Plummer-NOSPAM-@alum.mit.edu> wrote in message
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    > The oil analysis is to get information on engine wear, not to avoid an
    > oil change.
    > An airplane engine is more expensive than your car and if wear is
    > happening, it needs to be addressed promptly.
    >


    Not really. Once the old two seater starts burning oil you simply hire it
    out as a sky writer.

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    -Mike-
    mmarlowREMOVE@alltel.net



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    "Stubby" <William.Plummer-NOSPAM-@alum.mit.edu> wrote in message
    news:RrGdnSVZdJRMdUzZnZ2dnUVZ_oydnZ2d@comcast.com. ..

    > The oil analysis is to get information on engine wear, not to avoid an
    > oil change.
    > An airplane engine is more expensive than your car and if wear is
    > happening, it needs to be addressed promptly.


    And what will you do if the analyis indicates your engine is wearing?
    Rebuild the engine?
    Sue GM?
    or just change the bloody oil?



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    "Brian Nystrom" <brian.nystrom@verizon.net> wrote in message
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    hmmmm.
    >
    > Probably the biggest benefit of UOA is that it proves to people that
    > oils last much longer than many of them think. With any kind of luck, it
    > will convince people once and for all that changing your oil any more
    > frequently than the car manufacturer recommends is an unnecessary waste
    > of a diminishing resource. Any money saved is a secondary benefit.


    Actually, it doesn't prove that at all.



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