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Date: 12 Dec 2006 19:53:53 -0800
From: kallhovdenospaml.com
Subject: Re: 9-3: Mineral oil vs. synthetic


Elder wrote: > In article <457C956C.5AD206DEnospamail.com>, > rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com says... > > > > > >- Bob - wrote: > > > >> On Sun, 10 Dec 2006 21:26:14 +0000, Eeyore > >> <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> wrote: > >> > >> >There's no question about it. > >> > > >> >Use synthetic ( or even semi-synthetic ). It's perfectly compatible with traces > >> >of the old mineral oil btw - don't fret. At that mileage it would probably pay > >> >to run a flushing oil through it too or use a flushing additive when draining > >> >the old oil if it's still fairly clean. > >> > > >> >Graham > >> > >> The downside to switching to synthetic is that it cleans out a lot of > >> stuff that is in your engine. An engine that has higher miles and has > >> run dino oil most of its life will have a lot of gunk in the engine > >> seals - some of which is helping them seal now. Cleaning it out > >> sometimes results in oil leaks. > > > >Maybe but the engine will last longer on synthetic. > > > > > >> I think you'd be OK as long as it spent a fair amount of it's life on > >> synthetic. Synthetic is much, much better for the turbo itself. Dino, > >> changed frequently, is probably just as good in NA cars. > > > >It's a turbo though. > > > >Graham > > > > > > > I'm sure this exact question was asked almost word for word about a year > ago. > > And everyon told him to switch back, find the former mechanic and shoot > them etc. > > Maybe a trolling attempt again? Not at all - just a basic query to learn about something I know little about, and to help me make a decision that would be good for my car in the long run. Thanks for the advice so far - sounds like I should be restoring to synthetic. Rgds, Njord

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