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post #1 of 4 Old 07-27-2014, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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Long life full-synthetic oils...

Hey guys, I'm hearing and reading this thing more and more, its it true that some brands like Castrol - LongLife Full Synthetic and Liqui Molly Longlife motor oils can last two years without replacing ?

some even claims 30 000 km / 2 years service intervalls,

I know full synthetic oils last longer and has improved so much over the years but isn't this stretching it a little...

Maby if I drove only 2000km / 1500 miles per year in a warm climate regions - one can stretch 12 months say towards 18 months without replacing oil and filter....

thoughts ?


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post #2 of 4 Old 07-27-2014, 09:43 AM
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Johnny- Ferraris come from the factory with synthetic oil and the recommended interval is 1 year for oil and filter. Most other engines do not get used as hard as those in a Ferrari, so no need reinventing the wheel. It is not the oil, it is all the contaminants that build up from repeated heat cycles. Need to get those removed.

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post #3 of 4 Old 07-27-2014, 05:41 PM
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Im not going to use synthetic oil anymore. I have used 20 / 50 Valvoline petroleum based. oil for 13 years. The last two and a half years , I have been using Mobile one, because thats what the shop used when they did the major service. This oil will find a way to leak out , with these older Ferrari engines. I know that synthetic oil lasts longer in the engine, but the leaks are not worth it ,as far as Im concerned .Im looking to get this oil changed out asap, I have a case of Valvoline on standby. I just hope the mobile one, didnt ruin my oil pan gasket or any other seals. Any other info would be forthcoming and appreciated. I have also decided to use petroleum based oil in all my motorcycles. I find that with my older bikes, even the semi synthetic finds a way to leak out. IE my 86 1000 R was leaking oil , I made the switch back to mineral oil. and the bike no longer leaks. .Brett Lucca
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post #4 of 4 Old 07-28-2014, 01:07 AM Thread Starter
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Brett, I stick to 5w50 full synthetic...same oil used by previous owner so must be for 15 years now, no leaks, camseals sweat a little but never drips, so good enough for me.

this should not be a problem, just want some inputs on Longlife products, I feel its a sales gimick, they want to eliminate the time factor...only taking miles driven in consideration...

like Tazz mentioned the oil still becomes contaminated over TIME..

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