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Re: What Year Did you Start Using Synthetic Motor Oil? [Re: PeterPolyol] #5313941 01/05/20 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by PeterPolyol
Can't remember the exact year but it was before the Castrol/Mobil court thing. The oil was Syntec 5w50 and I'll never forget the way it smelled.


The smell is the thing I remember most about Syntec 5w50. To me, it smelled like house paint. I put it in my Corvette for track use I think in 1993, and ran it hard for a season, something like 20 track days. Then over the winter, I dropped the oil pan to do a bearing check, and saw that the piston undercrowns were developing varnish deposits. Next year, I went back to Castrol GTX 5w30.


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1985 Z51 Corvette track car 355/6-speed
2002 Camaro Z28 LS1/6-speed
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel/NV4500+GV
1972 GMC 1500 shortbed project truck 307/SM465
Re: What Year Did you Start Using Synthetic Motor Oil? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #5313945 01/05/20 02:15 PM
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My first use of synthetic was in 1987 for my 1985 Pontiac Sunbird turbo. M1 5w30. I had been running Valvoline Turbo-V 10w30 from the time the car was new, then as soon as the Sunbird went out of warranty, I went to M1. Initially at 3000 mile change intervals, but after I saw the oil wasn't even changing colors, I began extending and ended up doing 6000 mile intervals until I traded it on a Camaro Z28 in 1999.

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2008 Dodge Ram 3500 diesel/G56
1985 Z51 Corvette track car 355/6-speed
2002 Camaro Z28 LS1/6-speed
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel/NV4500+GV
1972 GMC 1500 shortbed project truck 307/SM465
Re: What Year Did you Start Using Synthetic Motor Oil? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #5313960 01/05/20 02:47 PM
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The old M1 turned shiny silver metal light brown. Looked like varnish to me. I contacted Mobil and they said it wasn't varnish, just a discoloration and harmless.


2005 Ranger 3.0 - SuperTech Syn 5w-30/Motorcraft
2000 4Runner 3.4 - SuperTech Syn 5w-30/Toyota
1997 B2500 Van 3.9 - M1 HM 10w-30/Mopar
1993 F150 4.9 - SuperTech Syn 5w-30/Motorcraft
Re: What Year Did you Start Using Synthetic Motor Oil? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #5314219 01/05/20 07:53 PM
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I started in 2010 with M1EP. Before that I was happy dino burner.

Re: What Year Did you Start Using Synthetic Motor Oil? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #5314351 01/05/20 11:24 PM
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1986 in a 1986 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo. Mobil 1, for all 105hp out of a 1.5L. We've come a long way, haven't we?

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2017 Volvo S60 Inscription (Castrol Edge Syn)
2010 Mazda 6i Touring (PP or Castrol Magnatec Syn)
2013 Ford Explorer V6 (company car) (Kendall Syn Blend)
2009 Caddy DTS (Castrol EP)
Re: What Year Did you Start Using Synthetic Motor Oil? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #5315005 01/06/20 04:07 PM
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Mobil-1 5w20 ,1975 in railway switch" snow melters" east of Revelstoke.

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Re: What Year Did you Start Using Synthetic Motor Oil? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #5315033 01/06/20 04:51 PM
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1978 or 1979, Toyota Land Cruiser.

Re: What Year Did you Start Using Synthetic Motor Oil? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #5315107 01/06/20 05:57 PM
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Tacoma: switched to synthetic in 2015 after 120,000 miles of conventional. Wish I'd switched much sooner but it runs awesome anyway.
Corvette: always ran synthetic.


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2006 Tacoma 2.7 Base SR5 AC
1999 Yamaha YZ400FL
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Re: What Year Did you Start Using Synthetic Motor Oil? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #5315189 01/06/20 07:11 PM
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08 Saturn VUE AWD 3.5 V6 65,000 miles Schaeffer 9000 5W30 Wix 51522XP
65 Pontiac Tempest 355 Chevy Schaeffer Racing 10W30 K&N
Re: What Year Did you Start Using Synthetic Motor Oil? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #5315283 01/06/20 08:52 PM
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Re: What Year Did you Start Using Synthetic Motor Oil? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #5315288 01/06/20 08:58 PM
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Whenever I got a vehicle worth running synthetic oil. LOL My first few cars were either oil burners or had leaks (looking at my ZJ, that would eternally leak from the oil filter adapter). Keeping a few quarts of PYB in my vehicles became SOP for me.

Re: What Year Did you Start Using Synthetic Motor Oil? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #5315566 01/07/20 08:01 AM
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Around 1995 IIRC, bought the Motomaster brand (gold bottle, believe it was made by Imperial Oil at the time) synthetic oil to put in the 1974 Cutlass Supreme my grandmother gave me. Shortly after I started using M1 5w-30 in the hi-po 312 in our 1931 Chris-Craft. My dad started using it in his Lincoln at that juncture as well.


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2020 Grand Cherokee SRT - Ravenol SSL 0w-40, FRAM Ultra
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1976. First fill was a 1970 Dodge Dart slant six auto (purple, of course).
Used it ever since until Spring 2019.


2005 Ranger 3.0 - SuperTech Syn 5w-30/Motorcraft
2000 4Runner 3.4 - SuperTech Syn 5w-30/Toyota
1997 B2500 Van 3.9 - M1 HM 10w-30/Mopar
1993 F150 4.9 - SuperTech Syn 5w-30/Motorcraft
Re: What Year Did you Start Using Synthetic Motor Oil? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #5315745 01/07/20 11:20 AM
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I first started using it in 1988, it was in my brand new Dodge Shadow ES Turbo and it was Mobil 1 10w30.


2018 Corvette, 18k, M1 ESP Formula 5w30 & NAPA Gold
2006 Civic EX Coupe, 154k, PUP 5w20 & Fram Ultra
2010 BMW 328i X-Drive,126k, GC 0w40 & Fram Ultra

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