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: Synthetic Engine Oil

26th March 2006, 11:29 PM
Has anyone changed over to a synthetic engine oil yet?

If you did, did you notice any performance improvements?

Thanks, Z

Michael Fortson
28th March 2006, 02:27 AM
The primary benefit of synthetic oil is that it doesn't break down as easily due to heat or combustion byproducts as regular oil does. It's not generally regarded as lubricating better (when both oils are fresh). It just retains its properties better.

I use nothing but synthetic, and have for years, but I don't expect (or get) any noticeably better mileage or performance from it. For me it's just peace of mind.

28th March 2006, 06:39 AM
Thanks for your response...I think I will change over as soon as I rack up 3000 miles or so.