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What Kind of Oil Should I Use?



My dad was a still operator for Shell, Pathfinder, and Union Oil for forty years before he retired in 1965. He scoffed at TV commercials for all the various brands. He used to say, "It all comes out of the same pipe." He wasn't being literal, of course. It was his way of saying they're all basically the same, sometimes with dye added to make them a "special" color. Look at your oil container. Does it have the API seal? Then its contents meet the same standards as all the other brands. When you pay extra for the big brand "with XLNT added!!!", you're just subsidizing their expensive advertising. The cheapest 5W-30 with the API mark is better than what your T got when it was new, and just as good as the higher priced stuff.



     






     Kirk B. Jelf, 1931



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