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Re: Procedure for changing from conventional to synthetic oil?
In a message dated 07/08/99 06:02:49 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> I probably was not being very clear ...
> Initially, I am changing oil/filter at 1K, 2K and then 3K
> miles, to avoid potential clogging due to loosening of
> deposits from conventional oil..
> Normal oil/filter change intervals are 3K mi/3 mo.
> I am avoid extending this interval with synthetics because,
> even though the base stock is very durable, additives tend
> to break down after 3K miles and you are still accumulating
> contaminates in the oil.
> | 1K mile filter change intervals is a bit excessive, IMHO.
> | -Ti
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> | 84 5000S 2.1 turbo
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With 17000 miles I don't think there would be too much build up... Although I
would reccommend using Amsoil synthetic products. I change the oil every 6
months and the filter every 3 months. I remember hearing someplace that the
Amsoil filters will trap particles down to 1 or 2 microns. I have been using
the 15W-40 Marine oil, because it has the corrosion protection against
Even though Amsoil tends to be a bit more pricey than the other synthetics,
they have been doing it the longest, and can make the claim that they are
compliant to MIL-STD's.