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Originally Posted by Ride-the-Pony View Post
It is not oil degrading that is the issue, it is all the contaminates that get in the oil over time that eat away at engine seals and parts..
I would consider additional contaminate concentrations to fall within the definition of "oil degradation". After all, we go the the store to buy X number of quarts of oil, not X - Y quarts of oil with Y quarts of additive, right?

Do you agree that running up a couple thousand "too many" highway miles within the span of one week or less would not be the same as taking 6 months to run them up, all in trips of 3 miles or less around town?


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