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Old 04-06-2005, 23:01   #1 (permalink)
Chris Shea
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Re: Synthetic or Normal Oil

thats some good info - thx!

when you say "correct" oil, lemme ask this: my owner's manual specifies
5W-20. but i use syn 5W-30. any big deal? my 96 gt was a mod motor and
specified 10W-40 in warmer climes.

chris
04 comp orange cobra vert


"Jim Warman" <mechanic@tenalpsulet.net> wrote in message
news:gk_Id.48191$06.38459@clgrps12...
> And if you happen to switch to an extremely high detergent oil in an old
> motor, expect the worst.... There are crucial areas where carbon deposits
> can become almost friendly. Removing SOME of these carbon deposits can

leave
> us with mosquito control devices instead of motors.
>
> In the long run, nothing beats regular servicing using good quality motor
> oil and filters. At the very least, performing a PROPER oil change on a
> regular basis will offer us the opportunity to notice any other problems

in
> their incipient stages. A good lube shop (or a properly performed driveway
> oil change) will indicated those things that need addressing very soon and
> others that are impending. This allows us to prepare for the financial hit
> or avert catstrophic failure.
>
> The choice is yours.... I have what has worked for me for many years (too
> many years) in both street cars and not so street cars. Copious amounts of
> fresh, correct oil has been the hands down winner - for nearly 40

years.....
>
>
>



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