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Title says it all. I figured since my trucks getting higher in mileage I need to start treating her nicer. I've been only running 89 and 91 octane fuel for a while, and I'm gonna make the switch over to synthetic oil.
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Great news. Honestly its worth it, also throw in Lucas oil Stabilizer, its awesome as well.
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Title says it all. I figured since my trucks getting higher in mileage I need to start treating her nicer. I've been only running 89 and 91 octane fuel for a while, and I'm gonna make the switch over to synthetic oil.
i am sure others know more than me,but isn't switching over to synthetic on an older truck likely to find ways to leak.
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I think your truck will thank you in the long run! After doing a lot of reading I went with a synthetic oil on the first oil change.
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I think your truck will thank you in the long run! After doing a lot of reading I went with a synthetic oil on the first oil change.
i agree with synthetic in a new truck, you do see he is driving a year 2002 truck? he didn't state how many miles are on it though. i have been told there is really no benefit in changing to synthetic after 50000 mile, and when you get close to 90000 miles the thiner, more slippery oil is more likely to find ways to leak out.
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i am sure others know more than me,but isn't switching over to synthetic on an older truck likely to find ways to leak.
This is a myth. What synthetic oil WILL do is clean out any engine oil sludge in your motor. If the engine oil sludge is what was causing you to NOT have any leaks, wouldn't you want to fix it the right way in the first place by replacing whatever seal may have had a leaking problem in the first place? Synthetic oils will not cause leaks, but they may uncover a leaky seal that was covered up by sludge from dino oil.
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This is a myth. What synthetic oil WILL do is clean out any engine oil sludge in your motor. If the engine oil sludge is what was causing you to NOT have any leaks, wouldn't you want to fix it the right way in the first place by replacing whatever seal may have had a leaking problem in the first place? Synthetic oils will not cause leaks, but they may uncover a leaky seal that was covered up by sludge from dino oil.

+1,000,000 . couldn't say it better. for example... my 91 plymouth Acclaim 3.0l had 47k. take off oil cap and you couldn't see the valvetrain cause there was so much sludge. well, at the time, i was using regular ole dino oil. changed it every 2k. at 72k, a lil late, time to do a timing belt change. well, valve cover gaskets were leaking pretty bad. pull covers off and my boss (when i was turning wrenches part time) took a look and his words were,"dang Z, you could eat off that valvetrain it's so clean!" well, changed gaskets and belt, and started using synthetic oil. i continued to use synth up until 157k (when the water pump let go, took out the timing belt and blew coolant all over). there were no leaks relating to the top half of the engine. not the case for the bottom. leaked quite a bit cause it was never touched.

i use synth in both vehicles. AMSOIL OE in the van (only 25k miles) and their 25k synth for the truck (103k). love it and ain't goin back
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