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8/31/2004
23:26:56

Subject: synthetic? syn. blend?
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my 3.9 has 123k on it, burns no oil, and has great compression. i am goin off roadin this weekend and will be doin an oil change before i go. should i put in some synthetic or something, or just keep usin the high mileage stuff that ive been usin? ive seen the 4x4 syn. blend stuff, should i use that.

also, ive heard that once you use synthetic oil, you cant go back to regular oil or else your motor will blow. is this true? Thanks, Steve



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9/01/2004
02:48:43

RE: synthetic? syn. blend?
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My recommendation go synthetic... a blend is just that a blend who knows u may only get a 1/16 part synthetic and the rest el cheapo oil

U can switch back and forth anytime with out a problem so try synthetic u have nothing to loose.

The high mileage stuff is just on the thicker side of its rated viscosity and has 10% ester added to help seal swell that btw is also in most sythetics
Stuff thats a true synthetic ...
amsoil
mobil 1
royal purple
theres others but i cant remember them off the top of my head

stay away from castrol syntec it doesnt lube as good as the ones mentioned above and its not a true synthetic but costs about the same

If u think running a synthetic like mobil 1 is expensive buy it direct
I can get my hands on mobil 1 for $2.92 a quart compared to what my local auto stores were asking $4.99 a quart
the down side to it is i have to buy atleast 12 quarts buying it direct

look it up in the yellow pages u will find lots of oil sellers listed






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