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Old 10-07-2011, 10:23 AM
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Synthetic oil question

I want to switch my truck over to synthetic since the winter months are almost here. My autos teacher was saying I shouldn't due to how many miles I have on the truck. (225k). What do you guys think? I don't want to spend all that cash on it to end up having the truck burn it.
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:35 AM
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You'll be fine I switched at 140k miles.

Truck runs and starts better in the cold.
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:42 AM
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You can switch back and forth, no issues. As long as the engine is healthy, switching will not effect it. I have used synthetic in both auto and bike engines as old as 1970, never had an issue, nothing but positive results!
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:39 AM
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Thanks guys. I just didn't want to hurt anything or waste my money.
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:02 AM
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I just changed mine to Rotella T6 5W-40 last weekend. Was using Rotella 15W-40. Truck seems to start easier and run smoother, although it hasn't gotten that cold in Maryland yet. We shall see- winter is coming!
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I have been debating on switching next time I change my oil. It has been in the 60-80's here still so cold starts have not been a problem.
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Thanks for the input guys.
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