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My dealer told me when I bought the truck not to run syntheitc for the break in and advised me not too afterwards, keep running conventional he said.

How long is the break in period approx.?
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My dealer told me when I bought the truck not to run syntheitc for the break in and advised me not too afterwards, keep running conventional he said....
Did he tell you why, or did you ask him why?
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My dealer told me when I bought the truck not to run syntheitc for the break in and advised me not too afterwards, keep running conventional he said.

How long is the break in period approx.?
That is crazy talk. There is no legitimate reason in the modern vehicles not to run synthetic from the get go if that is your desire. As a matter of fact many new vehicles come equipped with synthetic from the manufacturer. Grub asks some good questions, the answers might be interesting.
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I thought 5w20 only came in synthetic blend or synthetic, not conventional.
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My dealer told me when I bought the truck not to run syntheitc for the break in and advised me not too afterwards, keep running conventional he said.

How long is the break in period approx.?
I think the break in for the '13s is 3000 miles. I know people who have that thought as well. They believe that todays conventional oil is just as good as synthetic. I can't get them to change their thinking despite the science behind synthetic. Basically synthetic doesn't break down as quickly as conventional. The military uses synthetic on just about everything and has the oil tested. If it's still good, it doesn't get changed. Most synthetic oil will go 10 to 15000 miles between changes. I don't drive that many miles, so I end up changing mine once a year.
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My dealer told me when I bought the truck not to run syntheitc for the break in and advised me not too afterwards, keep running conventional he said.

How long is the break in period approx.?
What if your dealer told you to mix a little WESSON SALAD OIL in with your regular oil change?

Would you do it?

Dealer personnel often talk out their arses. Synthetic oil is the SMARTEST thing you can POSSIBLY do to lubricate your engine. Why would you do anything to the contrary?
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No has to be Canola oil.
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I've never been an advocate of break-in periods for new vehicles.

I've driven EVERY new vehicle - in recent times - out of the dealership's lot like I just stole it.

Never had an issue.
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I thought 5w20 only came in synthetic blend or synthetic, not conventional.
Pennzoil, Quaker State and Valvoline are a few that come to immediate mind, that are available in straight conventional motor oil.
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I think the break in for the '13s is 3000 miles. I know people who have that thought as well. They believe that todays conventional oil is just as good as synthetic. I can't get them to change their thinking despite the science behind synthetic. Basically synthetic doesn't break down as quickly as conventional. The military uses synthetic on just about everything and has the oil tested. If it's still good, it doesn't get changed. Most synthetic oil will go 10 to 15000 miles between changes. I don't drive that many miles, so I end up changing mine once a year.
They are telling the truth for the most part, Dino oil has come a long ways and some recent UOA's have proven it is now lasting as well as protecting pretty close to synthetic numbers.

The latest Pennzoil Dino oil, or PYB (Pennzoil Yellow bottle) as they refer to them at bitog.com, show excellent numbers after thousands of miles.

When you compare prices between the two, Dino VS Syn, and depending on your driving style/conditions, Dino makes more sense in a lot of cases.

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What if your dealer told you to mix a little WESSON SALAD OIL in with your regular oil change?

Would you do it?

Dealer personnel often talk out their arses. Synthetic oil is the SMARTEST thing you can POSSIBLY do to lubricate your engine. Why would you do anything to the contrary?
No doubt Syn is good oil but that also depends on who's you purchase??

I have been liking the UOA's and VOA's I have been reading on bitog.com (bob is the oil guy) about Pennzoil Platinum and Ultra but some UOA's from different oil manu's, well not so much.

My personal believe now with regards to synthetic is, if you don't tow/haul on a regular basis, live in a cold/hot climate, drive in dusty/dirty conditions, drive constantly in stop and go traffic etc etc, then synthetic isn't likely for you, especially if you are changing your oil at the 5000-7000 mile mark or less.

Today's oils have come a looong ways, as has motor technology and the need to run syn's is becoming a thing of the past as most simply don't need it as most dino oils can fulfill the requirement and in most cases exceed what syn's were once designed for.
http://www.edmunds.com/car-care/stop...-your-oil.html
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