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Re: synthetics

hsapir@buckeyeweb.com (Harrison Sapir) writes:
>sad story here: before i knew any better, I added a quart of Castrol
Syntec to my
>5000tq when it was down a quart. not knowing that the chemicals in
synthetic oil
>actively repel those of standard oil, I drove on. One mile later the
pressure in
>the system blew up an oil return line on the turbocharger. Oh, sometimes
you learn
>things the hard way.

My understanding is that synthetics and dino oil can be mixed with no problem.

I can't figure out how adding a quart of synthetic would raise the pressure
in your system. That line would have gone whether you added synthetic oil
or dino or 3-in-1.

Lee Levitt
wheelman @ shore.net
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webmaster, NeedhamOnline - http://www.NeedhamOnline.com
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