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Old 04-03-2016, 10:53 AM   #61
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Spring can bring some pretty crappy weather !!!
Our neighbors headed back to Canada just as that nasty weather put a moving bulls eye on their travel route. Hopefully Mother Nature gets over her tantrums before we head back.
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Old 04-03-2016, 01:54 PM   #62
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5W30 is fine to run in a motor that asks for 10W30
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Old 04-03-2016, 02:32 PM   #63
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I feel like the odd man out in this topic. Bought a car new late in 96, ran conventional oil from day 1, passed it on to my kid, conventional still, it's got over 250,000 miles on it and still going. Nope, it doesn't use any oil either. My "new" to me car, Dexos, it is semi-synthetic, this is what GM recommends. Our TV, conventional, every 5,000 bought it with 130,000 on it, have done a UOA once a year and it comes back in great shape. Some engines have known sludge issues, but most, with good maintenance will do just fine. Some engines, like the Duramax, have been proven over and over, time after time, with UOA's, it does not matter if you use conventional, semi-synthetic, or full synthetic. I won't say synthetic is a waste of money, I would suggest to do further homework on the engines YOU have and make a decision. FYI, for all those high mileage full synthetic oil user's, you need to run a bypass filtration system to obtain high mileage oil change interval's. As stated before an OE filter is not high quality enough, meaning low micron rating, to be effective in removing contaminates, these are what turn's it black, DIRT. A bypass filter only filter's a low percentage at a low rate. I can change a lot of oil and filter's for the price of a bypass kit.

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Or swap the filter at the prescribed interval and top up the oil by a quart in place of the bypass filter. But many folks would rather just finish the job and do a complete change. We ran an extended oil change interval on the F150 but it had remote oil filters and those were changed at the normal interval. To each their own though.
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Old 04-03-2016, 03:35 PM   #65
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Crusadernoob, no beatings. Farm tractors, for instance, built in the 30's, 40's and 50's are still running using petro based oil provided they are maintained. However, the newer engines, many with aluminum blocks, are recommended to use synthetic oil. Synthetic oil does not break down and sludge, but it still gets dirty and requires interval changes. It is not worth running lubricants past their prime to see how long the motor will last.
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Old 04-03-2016, 04:32 PM   #66
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I've ran Royal Purple 5w20 (7 quarts) and royal Purple filter in my 2011 ram 1500 since the first oil change. I change oil every 5-6000 miles and with almost 200,000 miles on it now it still runs like new. Of course I maintain the tranny and rear end every 50,000 miles but let the dealer do these. Not sure if it's worth it or not, but makes me feel better... Lol
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Old 04-04-2016, 08:10 AM   #67
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I do not believe that Ford Motor Co. would put a Syn blend in every thing they build,,,
If they did not believe it was better than conventional oil !!!
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Old 04-04-2016, 11:25 AM   #68
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I do not believe that Ford Motor Co. would put a Syn blend in every thing they build,,,
If they did not believe it was better than conventional oil !!!
IMO, Either use full synthetic or Dino. A mix is kind of an unknown. Most 5w's are mixes.
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Synth Blend is the minimum, but is thier any truth to the once you go full synth you cant go back?
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Synth Blend is the minimum, but is thier any truth to the once you go full synth you cant go back?
None. You can switch back and forth every oil change, if necessary you can pour conventional in with synthetic to top it off, you just lose the advantages of synthetic.

I didn't read all seven pages, so I might be repeating, but there are a lot of advantages. Synthetic is a better lube, it's more slippery, which makes the engine more efficient. It's shear strength is higher meaning it doesn't squish out of tight spaces like bearings as easily. It will keep the engine cleaner.

It's so slick that unless the engine came with synthetic (Which involves special rings and bore finish.) it's not recommended you change to synthetic until the second oil change so that the rings can get broken in properly.

I have Mobil 1 synthetic in every engine I own including my lawn equipment, except my two stroke weed eater and when I get my next bottle of two stroke oil I'm going to see if they have a synthetic. I double my change interval, it's just as pretty coming out as when it goes in and there's a slight increase in gas mileage.
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