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06 Tacoma with 46000 miles should i switch to synthetic?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by vpcustoms, May 5, 2010.

  1. May 5, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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    vpcustoms

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    I am looking at switching from regular Castro gtx oil which i change at 3500 miles to Mobil 1synthetic and change at 5000 miles. What do you all think?
     
  2. May 5, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Definitely! Full Synthetic is great!
     
  3. May 5, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    synthetic seems to have more durability and is longer lasting. but remember, once you switch to synthetic you should stay with synthetic. ive heard if you go back your seals will leak and what not
     
  4. May 5, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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  5. May 5, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    vpcustoms

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    Yea see that is the thing my dad had an old Malibu that he started putting synthetic in and next thing you know it started leaking oil all over the place. That makes me nervous. Especially when he always tells me that story and says STAY AWAY FROM SYNTHETIC so if anything were to happen he would ride me for the rest of my life you know. Anybody have any bad experiences making the change?
     
  6. May 5, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    That would suck. :facepalm:
     
  7. May 5, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    Cool I guess thats good. Im sure it should be no problem. Thanks man.
     
  8. May 5, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    The answer to "should I switch to synthetic?" is always yes. Always.
     
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