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Old 10-23-2010
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Thoughts on Synthetic oil?

Just wondering how many of you guys are running Syn. and what you think of it?
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Just a personal preference for me, and I like it. I run Royal Purple.
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i run full syn mobil 1 and ive noticed my valve train noise get quieter.
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use it.
I just run the motorcraft stuff. its cheap, works, and is recommend by ford, whats not to like. I use the motorcraft filter also.
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I use the Castrol SynTec stuff and It works for me
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Ran Mobil1 in the Ranger and it was fine

Ran Motorcraft Syn Blend in the F-150 for the last 20,000 miles

Now have a box of Amsoil out in the garage going in next oil change
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yup i run synthetic, i use supertech lol nothing really expensive thats for sure.
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Is it true that if one wants to run on full synthetic....he/she needs to start from the beginning (ie., low km on odometer)? Just curious since I just passed the 10,000 km (6,000 mi) mark and am still using regular oil.

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I have run Synthetic in the Ranger since the first oil change. Mobil 1 and a Motorcraft filter every single time.

As far as running it from the beginning, I never understood that. If it is a problem with mixing synthetic and non-synthetic oils.... why do we have synthetic blends?
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Is it true that if one wants to run on full synthetic....he/she needs to start from the beginning (ie., low km on odometer)? Just curious since I just passed the 10,000 km (6,000 mi) mark and am still using regular oil.

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that used to be the case but not anymore...you can start using synthetic at any time and go back to conventional if synthetic gets to expensive
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BTW, IIRC Ford uses synthetic blends in our trucks from the factory.
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yes you are correct...i use castrol GTX synthetic blend...which is what i think ford uses
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I use rotella t 5/30 and the new bosch distance plus filter. you change it every other change ill cut it apart and see how it works and actually holds up
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I use Mobil 1 and a motorcraft filter on both our vehicles.
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yes you are correct...i use castrol GTX synthetic blend...which is what i think ford uses
Ford uses Motorcraft..
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well yea i know that lol but i think motorcraft is renamed castrol...i may be an idiot but not that much of an idiot lol
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Hmm I don't know about them being the same thing. I just did a google search and couldn't find any information about it even being a rumor. Who knows though, it could be.
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oh well oil is oil lol
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Motorcraft oil is made by Conoco Phillips.
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oh never heard of them...do you know who makes motorcraft filters...i heard purolater does
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Yes, they are Purolator.
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It's amazing that people spend thousands of dollars on their truck, and then use cheap oil & filters to save a few pennies. I changed my oil at 500 miles on the odometer to Mobil 1 w/ Mobil 1 filter, also changed power steering fluid to Mobil 1 ATF (Wonder how many people change their power steering fluid?) , gearbox change is next. (Note: I change my engine oil on 10,000 mile intervals).
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I'm thinking about changing to synthetic next time I change oil if it really does reduce valve train noise. When accelerating hard, my engine makes a horrible racket.
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Is it true that if one wants to run on full synthetic....he/she needs to start from the beginning (ie., low km on odometer)? Just curious since I just passed the 10,000 km (6,000 mi) mark and am still using regular oil.

Dave
I started running Syn. since my truck was pretty much new. From what I've been told from friends, and mechanics is that you can switch at any time. I was also told to NEVER switch back. Syn. won't break down as easily and takes like 8000km to even get dirty.
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If you're switching from organic oil to synthetic oil you chould run semi-synthetic first for 3,000 miles then switch to synthetic for 3,000 miles and then after that you can go 3-6,000 in between. also, 50 miles before your oil change you could put a quart of transmission fluid in with the old oil. it works as a detergent and cleans the inside of your engine.
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