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Old 12-10-2011, 09:21 AM   #1
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Considering switching to synthetic at 55k

So a bit nervous, but was considering switching to full synthetic at 55k, previous owner did routine maintenance at the dealer but standard stuff, a bit nervous though as Ive hear when some people switch there being issues such as leaks and what not, but I know synthetic will protect the engine for a much longer time and is much better, just nervous. Whats your guy's opinion? Recommendations of oil brand if switching?
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I did it from the day I got her at 28000, no issues whatsoever, just do it. I want this engine to last a very long time.
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I might hesitate if it were at 550,000 miles, but at 55,000 miles no hesitation at all.
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Gonna switch, last question I read on ToyotaNation doing a 1 quart synthetic with the convential at first then moving to full synthetic to help with sludge or something along those lines? Is that a better approach or necessary, or can I just switch straight to the M1?
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I am at 45k and am gonna switch at my next change. Everyone i talk to says theres no issue.
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I dont think modern engines/oils have any issues. Back in the day switching could cause leaks, but I believe that is a thing of the past.
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No issue... I done the swap on my 2007 at 43 k. Im waiting till my free oil changes run out on my 2011.
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