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Old 09-15-2013, 05:22 AM
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Default MPGs increase not likely measurable

Originally Posted by Jim522 View Post
Still a ways away from my first oil change, only at 1100 miles. But was wondering who has opted to pay the dealer the extra money to use synthetic and if it was worth it. I've never used synthetic in any vehicle I've ever owned. Any power increase or mpg increase? Even if its very minimal, I would LOVE to up my mpg by any means. My truck drinks gas like its going out of style.
Jim - you could take your truck to JiffyLube (or similar) at your current mileage and have synthetic oil installed if you aren't in a situation to put the stuff in yourself.

You won't see any actual HP increase but synthetic oil is really great stuff.
Minimal engine wear, cold weather starts, extended drain intervals WITH good filters.

Get modern and the truth is ANY current synthetic engine oil brand (and no garbage FRAM Orange oil filters) at the auto chains is perfectly good motor oil.
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