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77K Miles of Mobil 1 Synthetic

Heres what it will do to your engine.

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Mobil 1 Sythetic is some of the best if not THE best stuff you can buy. Your clean heads are proof of that.
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I dug into it for this:



Smelled oil cooking the other night, plug tube had completely filled, and was overflowing onto the valve cover. Replaced two of the three plug tubes, seals and v/c gasket.
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Whoa.. didn't see that coming. So the spark plug tube seals were worn.. Good thing you caught it.

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Wow. Pictures to speak for themselves.
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How often do you change your oil?
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How often do you change your oil?
Every 4,000 miles, sometimes as much as every 6,000 miles.
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hehe im gunna use this pic to convert my dad, he always buys the cheapest oil for his durango at 230k! i facepalm every time.
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oh and is this 77k total miles of synthetic or last 77k miles with it? whats the total mileage?
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oh and is this 77k total miles of synthetic or last 77k miles with it? whats the total mileage?
77K total. The engine has had mobil one since it was rebuilt in 2005.
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Right there with you Dan! Not only do I have about 80K miles of all Moble 1 Synthetic myself, but I have a plug tube seal that leaks as well.
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I've seen this with full synthetics a lot. It leaves the inside spotless. A good synthetic blend gets close, only leaving a tin. I've personally opened two engines that used to run cheap oil, were sludged up, switched to synthetic blend, and were nearly spotless with a little tin here and there when I opened them up less than 10k miles later. I'm fond of Valvoline Max Life High Mileage and Motorcraft for their quality and price.

It is no lie that switching a high mileage engine with sludge to full synthetic can cause leaks. It takes the sludge off old seals causing them to seep. I reccomend a good blend to people who ask. It has less chance of leaks with the benifit of eliminating sludge.
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I'd be willing to bet you would see results like this with any higher end Dino oil as well.....cleaning has more to do with the detergents than the base oils

BTW Dan....very nice though!
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