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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old Sep 11th, 19, 7:27 PM
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Re: Switching to synthetic oil

The sky might fall if you use synthetic oil. Maybe consider wearing a tin foil hat while changing the oil type.

If changing to synthetic oil is what I wanted to do, I'd do it and wouldn't give it a second thought. I switch back and forth or blend them sometimes depending on what's stacked up in boxes under the bench. I'm still waiting for the 40 year old stories to come true about blending dino oil with synthetic oil.

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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 19, 10:49 AM
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Re: Switching to synthetic oil

x2 on wives tales, wow lol
I ran syn for the first 60k on mine felt like I was throwing money away
Switched to dino runs great at 186k

Dino took care of the noisy lifter syndrome that the ls guys complain about too. More of a "cushioning effect" I guess
I use cheap whatevers on sale oil and a wix filter every 3k. (on a stock daily anyways)

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I bought a 4x4 2006 Silverado with a 5.3. It was a fleet truck from a oil company. It had over 300k on it.($3200) The oil was unknown. When I first changed it it was clumpy and leaking. Started using Pennzoil platinum HM and drove the truck to around 48k more miles then traded it in.($5000) The salesman thought it had a new engine lol it was smooth and leak free. On a o-ring sealed motor I wouldn’t worry about switching to synthetic. And most “synthetic” oil is just fancied up Dino oil anyway. (That includes the Pennzoil platinum I use in my DD)Unless it is group 5 Oil actual synthetic. Motul 300v is what I use in my Chevelle that is a group 5 Oil (Synthetic is man made)
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Re: Switching to synthetic oil

My question would be about why do you want to make the change? There are some good reasons to use synthetic oil. If you live in a place with really cold winters (like minus 40 temps) the oil flow on startup is much better and it is easier on the starter. I had a small tractor for pushing snow which had an awful time cranking over and starting cold. A switch to Mobil 1 solved that instantly. The same went for a backup generator, too.
Or if a guy had a Porsche that is essentially oil cooled, that would benefit from synthetic. Other than that, the long drain intervals would be the only thing to attract me to a synthetic.
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Re: Switching to synthetic oil

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My question would be about why do you want to make the change? There are some good reasons to use synthetic oil. If you live in a place with really cold winters (like minus 40 temps) the oil flow on startup is much better and it is easier on the starter. I had a small tractor for pushing snow which had an awful time cranking over and starting cold. A switch to Mobil 1 solved that instantly. The same went for a backup generator, too.
Or if a guy had a Porsche that is essentially oil cooled, that would benefit from synthetic. Other than that, the long drain intervals would be the only thing to attract me to a synthetic.

We do get -40 temps here and winter can be long. Anyway, I just used dino oil

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