View Poll Results: Synthetic oil or not?
Yes I use synthetic oil
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No I do not use synthetic oil
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Hell, I don't even know where the oil cap is
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Old 02-15-2003, 03:30 PM
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The man who builds my motors, marine & auto, showed me the inside of two 358 modified motors after one season of racing... one used Mobil 1, the other Castrol , I use Mobil 1 based on what I saw & his advice.... he does NOT recomend synthetic in Blower Motors... I don't know why for certain, but I believe it had to do with bearing wear? I use NAPA racing filters... so far so good!
Just alittle warning ,Blower motors need syn. oil 10 times worse than n/a motors the load on the bearing is by far greater and heat build up is higher ,this is where the syn . exccells in loads and heat ! Its tons better,!!!!--- Mobile 1 ,amsoil,royal purple ,heck any of them would far better protection in a blower or NOS,motor ,Look at indy cars with 50 lbs of boost they run syn .

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Old 02-15-2003, 04:26 PM
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I just run the regular stuff. Except for this winter I ussually keep the oil changes frequent and that seems to be fine. I went out for a boat ride then the weather turned on me and I have not been able to pull the boat out since.

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Old 02-15-2003, 04:44 PM
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I pre-mix in my tanks (outboards) cause I had and oil injection pump go bad once and nuke a motor, I run amsoil synthetic only. it is like $20 per tank in oil as pensoil non syntheic is only like $8, cheep insurance. I have no technical reason other than peice of mind
 
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Old 02-15-2003, 05:02 PM
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Reckless288,

You support my argument on why to use synthetic. That one time you have a high heat condition in the motor the synthetic will not break down and may have a better chance of saving the motor VS regular oil. Cheap Insurance
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Old 02-15-2003, 05:42 PM
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AMEN !!!!
 
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Old 02-15-2003, 06:43 PM
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I guess the bottom line truly is what makes you feel comfortable thar you've done all you can do to protect your investment is worth the extra money...
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Old 02-15-2003, 06:53 PM
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ROYAL PURPLE !!!!!!!!!!!! still pull it every 20 -25 hours though
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So, you guys are all running synthetics for break-in too?
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I run Valvoline VR-40 in my engine.
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