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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 04, 05:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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I just purchased a '69 Pro-Street, 383 Stroker. Has about 1,000 miles on the engine and the previous owner has been using 5W-30. Is it better to stay with that, or go to synthetic? Thanks.
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A 5w-30 synthetic will give up a few more ponies, but cost a couple more $$. I switched to it.. Engine runs easier now.

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Its broken in now, stay with Synthetic 5w-30 Amsoil or Mobile One are tops. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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Larry you will get every opinion in the world on this topic. I have a Beck Racing Engine 383 Stroker, I call them and asked them if I should run Synthetic, they recommend against it. Their take is that the Synthetic is going to last longer mileage wise between oil changes but if I don't drive much and change frequent that I am better off using Valvoline 5W-30 and a new HP4 filter every 500-1000 miles.

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Actually, the 5W-30 is not synthetic. Any problem switching to the synthetic 5W-30? Thanks.
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Brian, Thanks for the info from Beck. I only plan on putting less than 1,000 miles on yearly so sounds like good advice.
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No problem switching as the good syn's are totally compatible with petro oils. Just dump it in and run it. It will increase RPM's over petro oil, which means running cooler and better mileage and less wear.
With the money folks put in their engines, I want the best oil with the least friction I could buy.

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I just read an article about synthetic oil. It claims some are blends with dino and there are supposedly no definite controls on the percentage. It also said true total synthetics cost something like $20 per quart and are hard to find. It went on to talking about the paraffin in dino and the lack of it in synthetics. It also talked about different solvents used in different brands to the point of totally confusing me! Toward the end they did finally say that Mobil 1 and Castrol were the best only because everyone that sells oil stocks it. Now, I am not the only one that is going to be confused!
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Semi -synthetics are a waste of money fully synthetic is the way to go .. if you love your car you will spend the money on the best oil and filter that money can buy go with your favorite synthetic with the most expensive oil filter you can find. Your engine will love you for it!

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Some of that was hog wash too. I dont know of any syn that is $20 a quart. Mobile and Amsoil seem to be the most common 100% synthetic oil out there. Depending on the weight and amount, $3.50 to $5 a quart is more like it.
There are others such as Redline but not found everywhere either. Solvents? thats b.s.
Go to www.mobile.com or www.amsoil.com and read up on oils but rest assured those 2 are 100% syn in todays market of clones. Dont waste money on a partial syn as GreyShadow mentioned.
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No need to get upset with me because I was just telling you what I read. I read it at 'www.explorerforum.com' when I was trying to find hints for the 91 Explorer that we inherited-both heads cracked between the valves.
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No one is upset with you at all deerhunter. You got misinformation at a site and I wanted to let you know that before you believed them. Thats why I recommend reading the oil company sites. Their info. is fact and they stand behind it. Its always good to take some individual's info. with a grain of salt and then do your own research direct with manufacturers. [img]smile.gif[/img] No harm, no foul. My reference to hogwash was the 'information they gave you', not you.

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