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      08-05-2019, 12:07 PM   #1
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Oil Additives?

Just had my 20k oil change done, along with cabin filter change. To my surprize, the dealer offered me a Bardahl oil additive, for an extra $180. Are you kidding me? I thought this stuff was kind of snake oil. Am I delusional, or what? Why would you need this with synthetic oil?
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Just had my 20k oil change done, along with cabin filter change. To my surprize, the dealer offered me a Bardahl oil additive, for an extra $180. Are you kidding me? I thought this stuff was kind of snake oil. Am I delusional, or what? Why would you need this with synthetic oil?
First, it's about $12 if you buy on your own, open the oil filler cap, and pour it in.

That said, save your $. It's just another dealer trying to make $ off their customers. In other words, bad business. Tell them you're on to their tactics.
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