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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-14-2011, 01:58 AM Thread Starter
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Conventional vs. synthetic oil: Why switch now?

Everyone knows, or seems to know, that synthetic oils are better than conventional
oils, but do you know why?
The fact is synthetic oils have several material advantages over their non-synthetic counterparts. Synthetic oils are structured
with very specific properties, which leads to stronger oxidative protection against breakdown and lower evaporation rates under high temperature conditions. Synthetics also excel at low temperature
operation and provide superior film strength.
What do all of these features mean to the vehicle owner? Longer service life, excellent component protection, better
fuel economy, enhanced performance and power, eased cold starting and quicker
circulation during the initial warm-up period.
Unfortunately, due to high cost, full synthetic oils are still not the norm for most automakers. But, even synthetic blends, which can range on average at 20-50 percent synthetic base oil use, can offer substantial performance increases over non-synthetic versions.
Ready to make the switch?
Donít pop the hood yet. If your engine has been running on conventional
oil for a while, donít switch to synthetic
oil with out proper preparation.
If you plan to switch over to full synthetic oil, prepare your engine with a BG Performance Oil Change Service, used with one of BGís full synthetic oils, BG MOA,ģ BG CF5ģ and BG 109 Compression Performance Restoration. Used together, these products will remove tough carbon deposits from the piston ring area as well as the rest of the oil system. Then, the BG Performance Oil Changer uses shop air to purge the entire oil system of dirty, contaminated oil and deposits before replacing it with new oil.
So when it comes to conventional vs. synthetic oil, why should you switch? Because, price means nothing if performance
doesnít follow. Synthetics offer benefits that are worth the higher price. How much do you value your engine?
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Re: Conventional vs. synthetic oil: Why switch now?

I'll just stick with switching to my shaeffer 7000 instead.

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