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Switching to Synthetic question

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Old 09-06-2005, 08:22 PM
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Hey, I have a 00 civic dx vp with 66,000 miles and was wondering about switching to synthetic oil. Can I switch over from regular oil? I've heard people say its not good but others say you can and it wont hurt? Im a little confused. What would you do, stay with regular or switch? thanks.
 
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Old 09-06-2005, 08:25 PM
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Default RE: Switching to Synthetic question

Switch.

There are many, many threads on this. Do a search for "synthetic" or "oil" or anything and read up a bit.

There is vurtually no downside to switching except the price.
 
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Old 09-06-2005, 08:35 PM
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I also say "switch" and you'll be glad you did. Synthetic beats regular oil especially in the winter because it doesn't get thick like molassis, which means your engine gets lubricated faster on start-ups.
 
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Old 09-06-2005, 08:42 PM
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Are there any special things I need to do in order to switch? I read somewhere that someone said you should run a flush type oil in it for like 20 min then drain it and replace with the synthetic. Is this true, or should I just drain the oil in it now and replace it with synthetic? Thanks for you help.
 
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Old 09-07-2005, 12:13 PM
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If I were you, I would go half and half.
 
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Old 09-07-2005, 12:17 PM
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Half and half, would that even work? I mean the like the oils wouldn't mix due to one being of natural petroleum, and the other being made in a lab. But hey, I may be wrong.
 
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Old 09-07-2005, 01:09 PM
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Flushing isn't a bad idea. You could go with a blend if you are worried about it.
 
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Old 09-07-2005, 01:50 PM
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I would either flush it (to get rid of any contaminated oil) or use full synthetic (then change it after 2000 miles).
 
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Old 09-21-2005, 04:39 PM
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Do you need to switch to full synthetic after going turbo?
 
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Old 09-21-2005, 08:23 PM
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You don't need to switch, but it's better if you do switch to synthetic.
 

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