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Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 23:17:00 +0000
From: Eeyore <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com>
Subject: Re: 9-3:  Mineral oil vs. synthetic


- 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

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