quote:Originally posted by Trajan:quote:Originally posted by Captain Kirk:
Not my fault you make big oil your personal demon and yet post links that shoot down that theory.
The real demon was all the issues the old lube standards allowed to happen to all those engines....excess wear....sludge....etc.
The reason for the new dexos standard is to avoid any engine damage that stemmed from low quality motor oils.
The fact the automakers are setting new standards of their own like the Europeans...proves they are not happy with the GF-4 or GF-5 standards,and have grown tired waiting for much better oil standards that never seems to arrive,even though the automakers have requested it in the past.
The automakers have done their job building higher tech,cleaner,and more efficient engines as per the EPA,and government. However, big oil has let them down,and now the automakers are finally taking matters into their own hands and getting the lube standards those engines needed all along,following Europes lead from the engine black death years that led to far better oil.
Using your logic,you could assert the automakers are the ones demonizing big oil.....and for good reason!!! Just look at history!! I don't blame the automakers. If I were building high tech engines,I too would demand a certain lube standard,or create my own standards if others couldn't deliver.