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Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 03:38:02 GMT
From: "Proconsul" <>
Subject: Re: Does anyone use synthetic oils?

Those engines would have leaked anyway, eventually. Synthetic oil doesn't break down seals.....! The cars you mention were disasters waiting to happen....can't blame synthetic oil for that! I can't agree with your assessment that 50K is a reasonable milestone. My last two cars had over 100K on them, one 126K, the current one 106K. They loved synthetic oil and nothing is leaking. PC "Michael Pardee" <> wrote in message | Proconsul wrote: | > | > Mobil One is an exceptional product that anyone would be wise to use - no | > matter what anecdotal warnings you will certainly get. I'm persuaded that | > it's a benefit in any car - except for museum pieces....:) | > | > PC | | Many people who have put synthetic in engines with high mileage have | suffered oil leaks, sometimes intolerable ones that required major work | to repair - especially if the rear main seal starts pouring oil. The | popular view is that synthetic dissolves deposits that coat hardened | seals, leaving gaps. 50K miles is the point at which most of us get | uneasy about it. Engines that were changed to synthetic before the seals | hardened don't have that problem. | | Mike

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