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Old 01-27-2019, 04:46 AM
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My only reason for considering changing is for easier starting. Dinosaur oil loses all viscosity in these these temps. Wife's toyota running synthetic spins over easily. Temperature currently -35C,,,wish you were here??

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Old 01-27-2019, 07:14 AM
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I had a 3.1L V6 that leaked oil from the intake ends after using synthetic. I won't ever make that mistake again. 3.1 intake repair is a big job just to fix an oil leak. Luckily, the rear seal did not leak.

Most all the big name 5W-30 oils are synthetic blends now. I would give that a try before I used a full synthetic oil.
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Old 01-27-2019, 07:42 AM
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I'm heading out to get some synthetic gear oil. Dinosaur oil just way to stiff in this -35 weather. I'll change out oil in diffs as well as transmission for now.
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Old 01-29-2019, 12:24 AM
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Originally Posted by robert1965 View Post
my 93 pickup has 197,000 miles on it, im thinking of trying 10w30 full synthetic oil this time, what are the pros and cons of synthetic oil can it hurt. thanks
It will make zero difference in anything.
I suggest 40 weight (Oil is a bit thicker at operating temp than a 30, so great for a high milage motor that might have some clearences greater than recommended.)
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Old 01-31-2019, 04:15 AM
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I ran synthetic in my 147k mile 22RE this last year. Did not have any issue with it, started easy through this winter. Just switched to 10w30 conventional, no difference noted there either.

Now I just changed all gear oils last week and went with conventional 85w90. Temps dropped down to -20 overnight this week and it was SUPER thick in the 5 spd and seemed like driving for the first few miles, that the brake was stuck on-But it was just the thick oil in the differentials.
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Originally Posted by Blownchevelle68 View Post
I ran synthetic in my 147k mile 22RE this last year. Did not have any issue with it, started easy through this winter. Just switched to 10w30 conventional, no difference noted there either.

Now I just changed all gear oils last week and went with conventional 85w90. Temps dropped down to -20 overnight this week and it was SUPER thick in the 5 spd and seemed like driving for the first few miles, that the brake was stuck on-But it was just the thick oil in the differentials.


I changed my oil in diffs, transfer case and transmission to full synthetic 75 90. It makes a world of difference getting the truck rolling. We have been in a deep freeze, -40 the past 3 nights along with a 50 Km winds last night.. Ya know why they call this Gods Country?,,,,cuz nobody else wanted it
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