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Question Full Synthetic VS Regular Oil

Oil change time for my truck again but after reading about the different types of oils I'm trying to make a choice. 140,000+ miles, mostly highway driving and not everyday but the mileage is what I'm concerned about. V8 5.9 liter.
So, high mileage semi synthetic?-full synthetic?-high mileage regular? It seemed easier when all you had to do was pick the viscosity you wanted.


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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-14-2007, 05:34 PM
 
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how often do you change it?
more often means less towards synth

how often do you sit at stop lights, around town stop and go driving which heats oil more?
More means more towards synth

how often do you run higher in the rev band?
more means more toward synth

personally, if i was driving it, on th highway at steady speeds mostly, and changing every 3k miles, i'd go with regular old oil.
the high mileage stuff is mostly bunk.

it has "seal conditioners" to help keep ruber seals in top order, however, being that they are sitting in oil, they do not need conditioning, unless they are abused by lack of changing the oil, overheating the oil, or outright just sitting there and not getting oil.

seals are killed by either dirt and otehr particles scoring their surfaces, or by drying out and microcracking their surfaces.


throw aq filter and oil at it every 3k miles and your good to go.....



(btw, my last vehicle, a tahoe, had 150k+ miles on it, all on reg oil, and b4 that a ford van with nearly 200k miles all on reg oil)
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Sounds like the ole regular stuff then. Thanks Budha!


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how often do you change it?
more often means less towards synth

how often do you sit at stop lights, around town stop and go driving which heats oil more?
More means more towards synth

how often do you run higher in the rev band?
more means more toward synth

personally, if i was driving it, on th highway at steady speeds mostly, and changing every 3k miles, i'd go with regular old oil.
the high mileage stuff is mostly bunk.

it has "seal conditioners" to help keep ruber seals in top order, however, being that they are sitting in oil, they do not need conditioning, unless they are abused by lack of changing the oil, overheating the oil, or outright just sitting there and not getting oil.

seals are killed by either dirt and otehr particles scoring their surfaces, or by drying out and microcracking their surfaces.


throw aq filter and oil at it every 3k miles and your good to go.....



(btw, my last vehicle, a tahoe, had 150k+ miles on it, all on reg oil, and b4 that a ford van with nearly 200k miles all on reg oil)
You had a Ford with 200k miles on it? Is that a world record? Or was it 50k on road and 150k from tow trucks?
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You had a Ford with 200k miles on it? Is that a world record? Or was it 50k on road and 150k from tow trucks?
it was a ford, not an import that rusted the body off and fell apart in the street.


and i've had several of them.......

one a ford ranger that is still going with nearly 400k miles on it......
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my last four vehicles have been fords, and the wife has had three. to date, not a damn problem yet. my old 92 ranger was awesome...totally reliable. wish i still had it.


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I was always use Royal Purple for my Diesel, change it every 12000kms, but then it does take 12Liters


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I was always use Royal Purple for my Diesel, change it every 12000kms, but then it does take 12Liters
wont ever use their stuff again.

got it for free from the dist when it first came out and used it in my FZR-600 racebike.

lost two big end bearings that weekend.

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my last four vehicles have been fords, and the wife has had three. to date, not a damn problem yet. my old 92 ranger was awesome...totally reliable. wish i still had it.
I've also had very very good experiences with fords, the trucks especially are retardedly tough.

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You used Diesel Oil in you Racebike, no wonder it blew up.



Mechanics and Diesel guys I know up here all recommend the stuff.


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wont ever use their stuff again.

got it for free from the dist when it first came out and used it in my FZR-600 racebike.

lost two big end bearings that weekend.

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You used Diesel Oil in you Racebike, no wonder it blew up.



Mechanics and Diesel guys I know up here all recommend the stuff.
when it first came out, it was as motorcycle oil...
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when it first came out, it was as motorcycle oil...
never buy "first came out" stuff like that, it's like buying "first came out" medication...
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never buy "first came out" stuff like that, it's like buying "first came out" medication...
unfortunately, i didnt buy it, i was "paid" to run it as a sponsorship.....

prolly still applies though
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unfortunately, i didnt buy it, i was "paid" to run it as a sponsorship.....

prolly still applies though
Then shouldn't they pay for your damages?
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