[Biturbos4] Synthetic oil and coking?

j.koenig j.koenig at adelphia.net
Tue Aug 30 10:09:19 EDT 2005

Contrary to what the name suggests, synthetic lubricants aren't made from miracle 
unobtanium in the lab -- they're still made from petrochemical base stocks.  As such, I 
have to assume that they're still vulnerable to high-temperature breakdown and 'failure' 
with coking probably included -- it just takes place at higher temperatures than with 
'conventional' oils.
-- John

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Single Malt" <s_malt at yahoo.com>

Just for my own clarification, can anyone confirm that synthetic oil is impervious to 
coking?  My understanding (totally unfounded) is that synthetic oil will turn to ash when 
the temp reaches critical levels, not coke - thereby avoiding the entire clogged oil lines 

Single Malt 

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