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Re: Is it too late to switch to synthetic?
In a message dated 1/12/99 12:37:02 PM Pacific Standard Time,
<< Hi all,
I own a 90 V8q with 117k. The PO was very meticulous about the maintenance
the car, however choose to use dino rather than synthetic oil. I have used
synthetic exclusively in every car I purchased new, and have never had a
problem. I have been informed that by switching to synthetic in a used car
that it will create leaks as the synthetic is slipperier than dino and will
seep through the seals. I would like to switch to synthetic but not at the
cost of leaks. Can any of you dispute or verify the information that I
received? Any BTDT's?
Any information would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
I have been there and done that with my Audi 200 and my parents Jag. Seems
that when I started adding Synd oil in my car at about 88k miles the car
started burning oil badly(the Jag was worst) I had to buy another product to
cover up all the gaps that the synd oil opened up. So with that kind of
mileage, I wouldn't do it. Keep putting dino oil in the car (I suggest
Castrol GTX) and save yourself alot of future problems.
Audi 200t 10v