115923Re: [toyota-prius] Re: oil change
- Mar 5, 2010Motor oil over there costs about the same as here. The price you pay over there is mostly tax.
From: Peter Blackford <PriusPete@...>
To: Toyota Prius <email@example.com>
Cc: Chuck Jones <charlesevanjones@...>; firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Wed, March 3, 2010 1:51:23 PM
Subject: Re: [toyota-prius] Re: oil change
Yes - and at the heart of it is the fact that according to a friend over there "no manufacturer can sell a car if they state a shorter oil change interval"... not a legal thing, just practical marketing.
Now, does anyone have a clue WHY motor oil is that expensive over there (other than, of course, a liter is larger than a quart)?
OTOH, I don't recall any verifiable studies which show engines in the UK lasting fewer miles before major service than here -- if anything maybe the opposite is true, since Brits seem to be more careful with regular maintenance than their american cousins...
well, that ought to start something! ;-)
>From: David Kelly <dkelly@hiwaay. net>[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>Sent: Mar 3, 2010 3:07 PM
>To: Peter Blackford <PriusPete@earthlink .net>
>Cc: Chuck Jones <charlesevanjones@ sbcglobal. net>, toyota-prius@ yahoogroups. com
>Subject: Re: [toyota-prius] Re: oil change
>On Wed, Mar 03, 2010 at 02:38:15PM -0500, Peter Blackford wrote:
>> of course it's ALWAYS been 10k (yes, miles) in the UK...
>Yes but consider how much motor oil costs in the UK:
>The cheapest is Valvoline at 6.74 GBP which is 10.17 USD. Per liter.
>With oil prices this high it is prudent to let the engine go. Costs too
>much to preserve the engine that one might get 300k miles vs. 250k
>miles. Vehicle with 250k miles isn't worth much in the first place even
>if it does have another 50k miles left.
>David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly@HiWAAY. net
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