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synthetic or not????

Old 20-Apr-2005, 01:14 AM
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synthetic or not????

going to go to synthectic as i just bought a new car and i want it perfect............any cons of synthetic other then the price??? and what do i have to do, to do the switch over????
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Old 20-Apr-2005, 02:24 AM
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just buy the synthetic and dump it in....voila, switched over. all that switchover **** is a myth. its oil only slippery as hell and allows more milage on oil changes.

i recommend amsoil or mobil 1 if your still looking for brands. amsoil is good **** and what i use. allows 10k between oil changes, but i'm gonna do it every 8k to be on the safe side.
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Old 20-Apr-2005, 03:31 AM
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If you've got a honda and plan to do the oil change yourself, just make sure you get yourself one of those OEM "crushable" washers for the drain plug. When you tighten it, it'll actually compress the washer to seal it up good. Reusing the old one can potentially damage your honda's crappy/weak oil pan threads.
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Old 20-Apr-2005, 10:24 AM
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do it
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Old 20-Apr-2005, 03:15 PM
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Originally posted by BoOsTd
do it


oils that are good to try


mobil 1
amsoil
motul
royal purple
red line
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I have used sythetic oil since i bought my car....I always get jiffy lube.....it cost me $72 everytime i change it ever 4500...they tell me 5G's but i like a little bit earlier

it's expensive, but o well
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