Agreed ... even though he's not being properly compensated for his
abilities, studies or efforts. Maybe he should title his works "CKP/
CMP Waveforms" or "30 More HP with Bolt-ons Under $30" to gain initial
I *am* curious how a modern engine that has no appreciable consumption
issue could be affected by early oil changes. How many current
designs accept significant oil consumption as normal any more?
Toyota MDT in MO
In my personal experience, I have only had to replace one catalytic
my cars and I change at 3000 miles. Many of my cars have gone
The one I had to change, recently, was on my 1997 Dodge van, 318 cid. It
116,000 miles on it and the engine is quite strong and silent. Burns no
oil between changes. The shop where I had the converter replaced said this
is not unusual at all for Chrysler products.
Therefore, faced with a $100 converter replacement, or a multi thousand
engine replacement, I opt for the frequent oil changes. Our new Avalon is
supposed to suffer from the gelled oil failure, but frequent changes will
sure this phenomenon is minimized.