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Synthetic Oil.

I have a question for you all !!

Why using Synthetic oil over conventional oil ?

Any benefits ??

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It gives your engine a longer life span
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Here's the Amsoil reason why:

Synthetic oil is oil consisting of chemical compounds which were not originally present in crude oil (petroleum) but were artificially made (synthesized) from other compounds. Manufacturers are able to create “tailor-made” molecules which are of uniform size and shape and can slide together much easier, hence creating less friction.

So bottom line is that synthetics are "made" which allows them to guarantee the exact products vs. dino oil which may have a natural defect to them
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ok i got a 99 dodge intrepid with 142 on the clock can i still use synthentic?
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ok i got a 99 dodge intrepid with 142 on the clock can i still use synthentic?
General rule of thumb: If you engine is not using any oil, you should be OK.
Synthetic will find it's way through worn seals easier that regular oil. Aside from that everything else is a plus. Less sludge (very important on the 2.7s) better flow cold, and most people notice a small improvement in fuel consumption.
Downside would be the cost, but the synthetic can stay in the engine longer, so if kind of balances out.
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Klause hit the nail on the head.

I recommend Mobil1 fully synthetic. That's what I put in my Impala!!!
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Klause hit the nail on the head.

I recommend Mobil1 fully synthetic. That's what I put in my Impala!!!
jeez dude I just don't get you. When you have your trep, you used conventional and bitched about synthetic being a waste. Now that you use synthetic it's suddenly good and you recommend it.
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jeez dude I just don't get you. When you have your trep, you used conventional and bitched about synthetic being a waste. Now that you use synthetic it's suddenly good and you recommend it.
Well let me correct you......

Higher mileage(i.e...my Intrepid) is NOT good for synthetic cause of the reasons Klaus mentioned.

Lower mileage(my Impala) has low miles and it is ok to break her in with synthetic.

You understand now?
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Well let me correct you......

Higher mileage(i.e...my Intrepid) is NOT good for synthetic cause of the reasons Klaus mentioned.

Lower mileage(my Impala) has low miles and it is ok to break her in with synthetic.

You understand now?
I have been running my 2.7 Trep on synthetic since 145,000. Still runs like a champ.

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jeez dude I just don't get you. When you have your trep, you used conventional and bitched about synthetic being a waste. Now that you use synthetic it's suddenly good and you recommend it.
That's because he's a republican. They flip-flop like no other. jk jk jk lol
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John Kerry is the flip-flopper. (Democrat) Democrats are notorious for that....
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So with my Trep with only 161 000 kms, should I go with Synthetic ?
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Downside would be the cost, but the synthetic can stay in the engine longer, so if kind of balances out.
Yeah, but you have to change the filter every 5000 kms, no ?
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you change the filter when you do the oil
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you should men, thats better for your engine, no sludge and change it every 5000 km,
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