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Old 07-23-2003, 08:35 PM
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Synthetic Lubes

I use synthetic lubes because I've got better things to do than change the lube every 3000 miles. Plus the Amsoil synthetic that I use keeps my engine clean as well as anything I've seen in 30 years of being involved with the automotive after-market.

What kind of experiences have you had with your lubes?

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I use Duralube in every car or truck or mower around here. I once had a 78 Impala Wagon 350/350 that I poked a hole in the oil pan while moving to my new place. It lost all its oil on the sidewalk at my old place so before I headed to the new place I stuck some sealer in the hole and Duralube and 4 quarts of oil in the engine. After 3 more trips the oil light came on in the drive way of the new place, no oil in the engine. I pulled the engine to replaced the oil pan and checked the mains and crank and nothing was out of spec so I rebuilt the engine with new brngs and rings and its still running. The wagon has since been junked, put the engine in my 37 Dodge and ran it then pulled the engine and put it in a truck and my Dad's still running it.


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I run nothing but synthetic since working in the aircraft industry and seeing the insides of thousands of air cooled engines from radials to flat six turbos.

Every one that had run synthetic was a nice honey gold inside and most parts needed very little rework to restore to like new. Cylinders were almost always round and showed no scuffing wear or bore glazing. Many TO engines run on synthetic had pistons that still looked new, couldn't say that about any petroleum lubed engine I've ever seen.

I have been a convert ever since.

Most of the petroleum oil lubed versions were typical of an engine you might see in a junkyard...and the smell...yech! If nothing else the sludge reduction from running synthetic is worth it alone.

Funny...I never hear them advertising that fact?
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My wife's car is coming up on two years old and runs synthetic oil. While the dealer performs all the oil changes every 7500 miles I'm impressed that it stays so clean and does not appear to burn a drop. In fact, I began to think I forgot how to check the oil it stayed so stable. I'm impressed!

Old 40 year old habits keep me checking the oil, spraying and cleaning with Simple Green, AND checking the oil though.

I suspect for my stuff I will continue with regular oil. I do not know what I will use in my about-to-be re-built 302 that only gets 2500 miles a year. r
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im with 4jaw-any engine that ive ever torn down that used dino sludge was pretty nasty. the bottom of the pistons and every thing had build up(Quakerstate being the worst that ive seen-but that could have been a fluke). but any syntho engine ive torn down has a very dramaic differenece. parts seem to be cleaner, in better shape and the thing that i really like is its some much more fun being able to tear a motor apart and not be covered in sludge from head to toe.for my motors i always use mobile 1. since my engines get torn down about everyother year-its nice to not have to spend so much time cleaning the parts and useing so much solvent(kindof expensive after a while)
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I use Royal Purple in my engines. It works better than any other synthetic. Just go to the website
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