Thanks one more time Gilly. Now that you mentioned the oil itself, I'd really like your personal opinion on oil weights for my area of the country.
I'm in the sunny south with summers in the 90's and winters as low as 10 occasionally. Someone recommended 20/50 Castrol for summer and 10/40 Castrol for winter. They also recommended old fashioned oil over synthetic as long as the oil was changed regularly.
I'd highly respect your thoughts. You seem just as picky as I am for wanting to do things the right way.