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Re: change oil according to computer?

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12-30-2013 15:50:39

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I would not use semi-synthetic to oil a red wagon. The semi-syn is a marketing scheme. To suck in consumers who think that paying half way between dino and syn will give them some advantage. I would use syn or dino, but not get swindled on a semi-syn. How much syn is in it? 40 percent, 30 percent, 10 percent or 1 percent? Ripoff.

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12-31-2013 09:18:42

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 Re: change oil according to computer? in reply to Tom-NoCenTX, 12-30-2013 15:50:39  
Lot of people on here say synthetic and dino don't mix. So how could there be a semi synthetic anyway LOL. I have run over 500k miles on the GM 5.3 with a synthetic oil. 3 different trucks though, but no motor issues with any of them. They simply rotted away.

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12-30-2013 16:02:01

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 Re: change oil according to computer? in reply to Tom-NoCenTX, 12-30-2013 15:50:39  
I'm not saying it's a scam one way or the other. I just know as a shop owner my job is to provide a quality product that meets or exceeds OEM. I was a dealer man for 8 years and the OEM oil was synthetic blend so that's what I try to maintain, right or wrong...

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