That is COMPLETELY false. I hate the fact that people country wide have bought into this marketing nonsense.Originally posted by bullet_bike_syke69@Apr 26 2008, 11:03 AM
there is one and only one reason to go to full synthetic, and that is money savings.
i know what your thinking, isn't synthetic more expensive? and yes your right. but the fact of the matter is simply this. if you use synthetic your change interval is dramatically higher in relation to conventional oil. granted every 3000 miles with a regular oil filter you have to change, but you can keep your oil pan drain out of the mix for 3 filter changes thats counting the first one. then all you need to pay attention to is keeping your oil toped off with the same synthetic oil each month.
there is also no difference in filters. Using the factory filter is easily the best choice, hands down.if you choose to, you can also buy a high mileage oil filter as well. the oil filter will tell you what its change interval is. mobile 1, fram, k&N, and Beck Arnley makes ones that autozone carries for my 01 Eclipse RS that costs about 10-12 bucks except for the fram filter that one is priced at 22.50. with this oil filter is assumes your new oil change interval will be 3-4 times as long as the conventional oil change intervals. i use synthetic oil and i changed my oil 5000 miles ago, and i plan on going 5,000 more because i have been doing 9,000 mile interval changes for a year now which was only 2 changes, and the year before was 8,000 mile intervals. it hasn't affected my engine any different than doing the 3000 mile change with the conventional oil, however it has affected my wallet in a rather positive way.