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Old 11-12-2010, 03:32 PM
bupsey bupsey is offline
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Default Re: bottom end noise after oil change?

Originally Posted by Johnbaum13 View Post
You implied that using syn would cause leaks. The only way that could happen, is if you oil is only kept in by sludge, in which case the detergent properties of a synthetic may clean away your "sludge gasket".

And "older engines are not designed for synthetics". As long as you use the proper weight oil, even an older engine that has lived it's life with conventional oil, can benefit greatly from synthetics. Saying that you can't switch to synthetics on an older engine, is like saying you can't start eating healthy at 50, if you've lived on cheese burgers up to that point.

Your misconceptions are based mainly on the fear of change and resulting beliefs that many older mechanics had about synthetics when they first started coming on the market. These are simply not true.

I have no misconceptions, but I do have a nice bank account from fools who have.
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:28 PM
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Default Re: bottom end noise after oil change?

What do you guys thing about a syn-blend? would that be okay to run in the ranger? It might offer better protection and still be thinner like 5-20 to make my ranger happy.
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