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Old 12-15-2008
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Originally Posted by Ford04Ranger4.0 View Post
Remember when you use synthetic dont go back to regular

that's a myth, it won't hurt the engine to change back to conventional from synthetic
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Originally Posted by Ford04Ranger4.0 View Post
Remember when you use synthetic dont go back to regular
Theres nothing wrong with switching back
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Something to consider is the condition of each fluid. Steady state hwy driving is far less hard on the oils and the debris / wear put into the oil is far less as well. On the other hand if you only drove 2-5 miles to work the fluids never really get a chance to get up to temp. You'd also be more likely to have more stops and starts.

So 50k miles is not just 50k miles. It really depends on how it was operated during that time.

If I'm not mistaken most owners manuals note this too.

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