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Re: Synthetic oils in new engine

In a message dated 12/3/99 12:03:13 PM Eastern Standard Time, QSHIPQ@aol.com 

<<  I believe it was Hot Rod Magazine did a long article on 
 this several years ago.  What they reported was that the synthetics really 
 didn't allow the proper seating of critical interference machined 
  Most builders recommended (and what I go by) dyno oil (shale oil, not sand 
 oil - ala quaker state, but don't remember why exactly) for the first 2 or 3 
 oil changes, then switch to synthetic.  One of the major builders said 10k 
 miles, which is about right at 3 oil changes. >>

Well- this is standard procedure for a diesel, and I don't see why there 
should be any differences except its probably more important for the diesels 
due to the tighter tolerances.
Frank Santoro
1990 V8
1995 Ram/Cummins
1998 A8