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Re: synthetic motor oil bad???????

On Mon, 2 Dec 1996, Michael Williams wrote:

> Over the holiday break, i was talking to my friend about cars and he told
> me that it is ok to put synthetic in the tranny but not to use it in the
> engine.  Well i am currently running Mobil 1 15w-50, and i told him that.
> He says that synthetics cause a lot more friction in cold starts than a
> conventional iol because of their lack of ability to absorb moisture.  He
> says that conventionals do absorb moisture.  I dont think that i believe
> him, but i thought that i would get a few more opinions.  As far as i know,
> a covalent bond and a polar bond dont mix, whether they are naturally
> occuring or one is synthetic....hmmm.
> Mike
> 85 Coupe GT
> http://users.aol.com/daserde2
Dear Mike,                                                                                                                                           
	Your friend might be mistaken. Synthetic motor oil makes a huge 
difference in all the conditions I've taken my 87' 4000CSQ into.  My engine 
starts smoother, sounds better, runs cooler, and gives me more power even 
in the coldest of conditions. Synthetic is definetly the way to go.