As I stated in another META post, I have been a moderator/admin/owner on several forums, usually dealing with high performance muscle cars. One area of continuous contention arises from motor oil. It seems there are more opinions about motor oil than there should be. In an attempt to prevent future problems on the subject, we should discuss what should be allowed, what sources are factual, and at what point should comments/posts be edited or removed because they fall off topic.
Some areas of concern are:
- Synthetic oil (Full v. Semi v. Conventional)
- Weight considerations (factory recommendations v. opinions)
- Oil filters (good/bad/ugly)
- Bob Is The Oil Guy (Forum and website)
These are just some areas I came up with off the top of my head. I'm sure there are other areas of concern and stuff we should look at.
What are your experiences and how should this topic be handled?
(NOTE: In the other thread on META, it was suggested I should start this thread.)