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This is a discussion on Why synthetic? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; OK I have been laboriously reading all previous posts on synthetic oils and I have come to a few conclusions. ...

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    Why synthetic?

    OK I have been laboriously reading all previous posts on synthetic oils and I have come to a few conclusions.

    -you should switch to synthetic between 1,000-15,000 miles

    -You should change your sythetic oil every 2,000 - 7,500 miles

    Not that these are vague, and I really don't want to start a ugly war like I have seen on other posts but I am still in the learning phase of high performance automobiles and I have one childlike question....... Why?

    All that I can gather from the other posts is that synthetic is good. What actual benifits do I gain by switching to synthetic? Will my car last longer, go faster, better gas mileage, will I have to change the oil less? Any info that you guys can toss me would be much appreciated. Thanks

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    My disertation and the club's feed back is here.

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    Better flow characteristics, stronger film strength, less prone to break down due to shearing.......
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    thanks GV27

    Hey man I appreciate the info!

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