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#4615854 - 12/27/17 02:25 PM Does synthetic oil stick to parts/surfaces better?
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Registered: 10/08/06
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Curious, as I recall reading this, quite a few years ago, mind you, if synthetic oil(s) stick to parts/components better than dino oils?
I believe some experiments were done that showed it did, which of course would help with cold/dry startups but being as it has likely been years since I heard/read about that, I was wondering if that has now been debunked?
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#4615910 - 12/27/17 03:07 PM Re: Does synthetic oil stick to parts/surfaces better? [Re: irv]
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Originally Posted By: irv
Curious, as I recall reading this, quite a few years ago, mind you, if synthetic oil(s) stick to parts/components better than dino oils?


Pretty sure I read the exact opposite.
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#4615915 - 12/27/17 03:09 PM Re: Does synthetic oil stick to parts/surfaces better? [Re: irv]
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#4615921 - 12/27/17 03:14 PM Re: Does synthetic oil stick to parts/surfaces better? [Re: Linctex]
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I guess that previous thread didn't generate sufficient responses or at least not the correct ones wink
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#4615928 - 12/27/17 03:22 PM Re: Does synthetic oil stick to parts/surfaces better? [Re: irv]
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Motor oils are a blend to reach the desired results.
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#4615930 - 12/27/17 03:25 PM Re: Does synthetic oil stick to parts/surfaces better? [Re: kschachn]
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Originally Posted By: kschachn
I guess that previous thread didn't generate sufficient responses or at least not the correct ones wink


That thread was from 7.5 years ago and not from June of this year, fyi.

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#4615999 - 12/27/17 04:38 PM Re: Does synthetic oil stick to parts/surfaces better? [Re: irv]
irv Offline


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crackmeup Guess I didn't recall writing this back in 2010!

From what I got re-reading those 6 pgs from 2010 is that nothing new has come forward, conclusively, to say one way or another than synthetic oils stick to metal parts.

From memory, which obviously isn't very good, I thought I seen/heard something conclusively that showed/proved it did?
That might have been the basis for my original post, wondering what members here, with a lot more knowledge than me, thought/heard about it? shrug
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#4616022 - 12/27/17 04:53 PM Re: Does synthetic oil stick to parts/surfaces better? [Re: irv]
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Anyone remember this commercial?


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#4616023 - 12/27/17 04:54 PM Re: Does synthetic oil stick to parts/surfaces better? [Re: irv]
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How about we can say that esters are more polar, whereas the other synthetic base stocks are less so.
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#4616024 - 12/27/17 04:55 PM Re: Does synthetic oil stick to parts/surfaces better? [Re: irv]
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I read on here years ago that dino oil sticks to parts ,better between start-ups, because it contains up to 10% wax.

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#4616031 - 12/27/17 05:05 PM Re: Does synthetic oil stick to parts/surfaces better? [Re: kschachn]
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Originally Posted By: slowrench
I read on here years ago that dino oil sticks to parts, better between start-ups, because it contains up to 10% wax.


No, I think all modern oil base stocks are de-waxed.


Edited by Linctex (12/27/17 05:06 PM)
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#4616049 - 12/27/17 05:20 PM Re: Does synthetic oil stick to parts/surfaces better? [Re: DBMaster]
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Originally Posted By: DBMaster
Anyone remember this commercial?



Sure do, but hard to believe that was back in 1995! shocked

I'm not sure this site was around then but I am sure if it was, the, whether Castrol did or didn't stick to metal parts, was discussed thoroughly?
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#4616074 - 12/27/17 05:44 PM Re: Does synthetic oil stick to parts/surfaces better? [Re: irv]
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I'd say all of it sticks to some extent. You ever opened a valve cover on a car that's been sitting for a week or two??? It's still greasy
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#4616096 - 12/27/17 06:08 PM Re: Does synthetic oil stick to parts/surfaces better? [Re: irv]
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Magnetec does..... just ask Castrol.

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#4616115 - 12/27/17 06:38 PM Re: Does synthetic oil stick to parts/surfaces better? [Re: irv]
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I do remember that Syntec Commercial. Good Marketing.

Theories are abundant, but I have seen folks claiming the Ester based oils like Redline have an ability to cling to metal parts for cars that dont get driven often.

I was actually considering switching to RL just for this reason since 2 of my cars get driven about 1500 miles a year.

Currently all my cars run Castrol Edge.

So after seeing that commercial agian, haha maybe I wont. haha.


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