Syntentic oil vrs conventional

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Syntentic oil vrs conventional

Postby BostonRickB » Mon May 09, 2016 11:29 am

I am nit sure if anyone has gone over this topic but I am looking into it so I wanted to start a conversation on it.
Ok. They say syntentic oil is chemicaly put togethrr with high heat, and collection of deposits, ie carbon from the buring of the gas in the cylinders, as its proof of superiorty over c9nventional oil. Does anyone kniw of any studys that have been done and released to show this is true anf is worded so your advrage comsumer can under stand it? I for one got over 230,000 miles out of a chevy 305 v8 on conventional oil. The price difference between syntentic and conventionl with an oil change every 3000 miles would have been astronimial if I went with syntinic. I am not sure how many miles or years people expect from a vehical but I like to hold on to them till its uneceonimial to put money into it vrs buying new and starting over. Now i own a jeep with a 6 cylinder. I now will look at the color of the oil and when it gets to a point closer to black than I am conformetable with Ill get the oil changed. No more every 3000-6000 miles. Syntentic oil is used in jet airplanes beacayce of the heat they produce. A car enginr doesnt get close to these temps even with turbo. Although this is a guess. I have not seen the tests or numbers. Ok so here is where I stand. Convention oil is as good as syntentic oil. Its cheaper and with no added advantages with long term engine wear, syntenic is not worth the price. Whats your opiniom on this.
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Re: Syntentic oil vrs conventional

Postby rivers » Mon May 09, 2016 12:08 pm

Nah syn-vs-dino oil has never come up before, :lol: All the modern brand name oils are excellent. These motors have been plodding along on dino for 70+ years. Syn IMHO is better for extreme conditions but it's not a must have for most folks uses. Pick a quality name brand that meets the specs you need. Syn or dino, which ever makes you happy. It's all good.
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Re: Syntentic oil vrs conventional

Postby Bilgekeeldave » Mon May 09, 2016 12:10 pm

Go to Bob is the oil guy website.

http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/

There are discussion boards and more information about oil than you will ever need.
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Re: Syntentic oil vrs conventional

Postby chaos2 » Mon May 09, 2016 12:25 pm

I use 5-40 syn in the winter because it flows easier in the cold. Name brand conventional 20-50 seems to work fine the other 3 seasons.
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Re: Syntentic oil vrs conventional

Postby Subsnowden » Mon May 09, 2016 1:20 pm

Topics like this are the reason entire oil sections exist lol. Run whatever you like. Regular maintenance is the most important thing
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Re: Syntentic oil vrs conventional

Postby INSUBORDINATOR » Mon May 09, 2016 3:04 pm

Synthetic holds up longer - requiring less oil changing (maintenance)
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Re: Syntentic oil vrs conventional

Postby Subsnowden » Mon May 09, 2016 4:09 pm

INSUBORDINATOR wrote:Synthetic holds up longer - requiring less oil changing (maintenance)


While that is true, it also depends on how the machine is operated. I still do oil changes at regular intervals on my machines whether synth or not. Always remember that oil is cheaper than a new engine
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Re: Syntentic oil vrs conventional

Postby Peter Pan » Mon May 09, 2016 6:02 pm

More then one here will remember me as defender for mineral oil.
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Re: Syntentic oil vrs conventional

Postby flexydude » Tue May 10, 2016 3:58 pm

changing oil in a vehicle at 5000 mile intervals is a myth and a scam and a waste of money. I change oil in my car and jeep around 9 or 10'000 miles, and never had a oil related problem. my jeep has well over 200'000 miles and runs perfect. My bikes i stay with recommended interval, smaller higher rpm engines are a little more demanding on oil.
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Re: Syntentic oil vrs conventional

Postby Subsnowden » Tue May 10, 2016 4:40 pm

flexydude wrote:changing oil in a vehicle at 5000 mile intervals is a myth and a scam and a waste of money. I change oil in my car and jeep around 9 or 10'000 miles, and never had a oil related problem. my jeep has well over 200'000 miles and runs perfect. My bikes i stay with recommended interval, smaller higher rpm engines are a little more demanding on oil.


The old myth was 3000 miles. Depending on what vehicle(4 wheeled) and depending on what oil I'm running I used to change every 5k-7k miles. My Beamer is every 15k but the harder I drive it, the lower the change interval drops. Remember that the Ural does not have a very large capacity and the oil in a Ural gets very hot compared to a water cooled engine. Motorcycles are very different than cars. I change oil every 5k miles on my GSXR and every 5k km on my Ural.
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Re: Syntentic oil vrs conventional

Postby Doc » Wed May 11, 2016 8:53 am

Like Subsnowden said "oil is cheaper than a new engine". I run Redline Oil in my 2003 Indian Chief and 2015 GU.

V-Twin Motorycycle Oils for your engine:
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V-Twin Transmission Oil with Shock Proof article:
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I believe URALNE uses Redline, but I could be wrong.
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Re: Syntentic oil vrs conventional

Postby INSUBORDINATOR » Thu May 12, 2016 5:10 pm

Red Line makes a great product, I used it in my 2 strokes. For decades I have used AMSOIL, now that I'm retired I'm buying Mobil 1 @ Wal Mart. Seems to work just as well - over the last 8 years. All Synthetics are likely to weep or leak if extra care is not taken (my only criticism).
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