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Old 16 Apr 2003, 10:55 pm
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i found 2 sites that talk a little about Synthetic & dino oil

http://www.seansa4page.com/resource/synth.html

http://mr2.com/TEXT/synth_oil.txt <-- long read

there a good read, and thanx to ptdiy for the links

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Old 17 Apr 2003, 08:20 am
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That was a good article to read, Thanks

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good information...long read...

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Old 17 Apr 2003, 12:01 pm
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Great article, thanks for the post.
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Old 17 Apr 2003, 12:47 pm
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I wonder why they put the synthetic in the Corvette, etc., at the manufacturer and for the entire life of the car, but many posts indicate not to switch to synthetic until at least 3,000 miles for GT owners?

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Old 17 Apr 2003, 12:56 pm
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Good info. Confirms my 5000 miles oil changes with Mobil 1. I switched at 600 miles. The new Neon SRT-4 also have a factory fill with Mobil 1.

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Old 17 Apr 2003, 01:01 pm
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some of my friends say you should put it in right away, once you get it home from the lot, or the first oil change, and others say, let it break in first. this is the same from what i read on these forms. I do know it isnt to smart putting it into a older engine, it tends to leak and/or burn out very fast.
I cant aford it right now. so im sticking with dino oil.

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Old 18 Apr 2003, 07:15 am
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At 1000 miles I had my Dealer change to Royal Purple. Firstly because the Chrysler dealership did it-no future hassle as to incorrect oil, and second, RP is an excellent synthetic oil. Here's their link:
http://www.royalpurple.com/rettech/retwhyrp.shtml; I've personally seen the old ball brg. test using several oils and RP had the least wear, FWIW.

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Old 18 Apr 2003, 07:32 am
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I wish we had a local source for the Royal Purple in here in the the Southeast. I will keep looking. My dealers, the parts stores and discount auto parts, autozone, etc all come up blank when I look for it locally. It may be a Texas regional product.

I am on the verge of getting my first oil change at around 1000 miles. I am trying to wait until the dealership gets the parts in for the Clutch Recall. The dealership uses Mobile 1, and I guess I will have to stay with the brand they use.

Here is the link again for Royal Purple. The Semicolon ( in Steve's message my cause your browser to error out.

http://www.royalpurple.com/rettech/retwhyrp.shtml

Mornin' Steve, hope all is well in Texas, and that Big Red hasn't gotten an incurable complex since you got the Cruiser.



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