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Old 08-24-2006, 07:00 PM   #1
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To synthetic... or not to synthetic?

that is the question.


i cant decide whether or not to put synthetic in my car now....


its got 116k miles and has been running regular oil from the start and i dont know if i should start now or not...

its a 99' 9-3 SE

help me out
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Old 08-25-2006, 04:10 AM   #2
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I think you can. If you are worried about the sudden change then what you can do is put 25% syn and 75% dyno in the first oil change. The next one, do 50/50. The third do 100% synthetic. Just make sure the synthetic oil you use is compatible with dyno oils (most are).
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i say leave it regular, if you keep up with the 3k oil changed.

I changed my oil to synthetic and i believe that is what made my turbos go bad. My car had about 110k on it when i chaged mine and the car ran fine for a couple months then boom, turbo goes bad.
So i switched back to regular.
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