I didn't know that you were a contributor to - Bob is the Oil Guy. I found that the topics there were rather specialized. Once I found the oils that I liked, I rarely visit that site anymore.
Many of the guys that visit that site submit their new and used oil for testing. Unfortunately, most of the tests do not show the amount of sulfur that attacks yellow metals. I found a testing service that does test regularly for sulfur content but I showed that their test results were unreliable and stopped using them.
The G-Oil from Walmart is made from animal fat in Mexico (not the Mideast) and is more bio-degradeable. The microGreen filter has the finest oil screen that fits the Sidekick. I still change it every 3,000 miles although the claim is that I can change it at longer intervals.
No, my car does not smell like bacon.
1989 Suzuki Sidekick JX 2-Door Convertible
Engine: 1.6-liter & 8-valve
4WD 5-speed manual transmission & transfer case
Mods: 16-inch wheels, rock sliders & tubular receiver bumpers
google is your friend, but for some its overwhelming.....
but i can tell you for a fact i never mail order lube. not now , not ever.
8$ hazmat fee and all...
i find it all local, so can you...
the topic really is, how to get my local store to even know what GL4 means.
its hopeless. So i take my list and just look my self .
Napa always has it.
and so does your Farneys.? it seems.
bob the oil guy, they are very serious there 10x me. (even politics + religion etc green...)
I buy off the self, been doing it for over 1million miles in 50 years.
i avoid FUD with my market bs filters.
well this conversation got way ahead of me..after i did the oil change.
I had to take a chance and trust the clerk, the bottle said syncromesh ATI GL4/5
So i did the change on sat (just the transmission, got dark and cold do the rest on the following weekends)
Contacted the oil manufacturer just to make sure (after i did the job of course)
so another one to add to the list is: Carlube EP75W90 Fully Synthetic Gear Oil
I got 2 liters of that and 4.5 liters of same spec but semi-synthethic for the rest. cost me €50 for the lot.
Not too hard a job, a bit messy, the caps took a bit of work to loosen, and there was a nice build up of silver paste on the drain cap magnet, oil that came out was not very black but it wasn't golden either!
I have noticed some improvement, but there is still some stiffness/clunky-ness with low gear changes. I didn't have time to readjust clutch but will report on this.
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