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post #31 of 49 Old 02-07-2019, 01:58 AM
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Technically all motor oils are "miscible", that is they are compatible and will mix with others oils that have the same SAE/API ratings without issues. (Its actually a technical requirement by the rating organizations). This is common sense, people would be destroying engines otherwise and the oil company does have to meet the approved standards.

If you feel you don't want to do this, fine, its your right to think that way. I am just pointing out from a professional viewpoint that this is the way it is chemically and by industry standards.

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The synthetic will argue with the non synthetic as to who should go through the oil pump first, resulting in an impasse. Oil starvation and seizure will be the result!
Nah total myth, synthetic helps with oil film retention and longer intervals.....those are the main pluses of it. There is so much bad information and fear mongering involved with oil talk, it makes me laugh so hard sometimes.

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Nah total myth, synthetic helps with oil film retention and longer intervals.....those are the main pluses of it. There is so much bad information and fear mongering involved with oil talk, it makes me laugh so hard sometimes.
Lol. I'm assuming that post you're replying to was a joke (which made your straight answer even more funny while likely accurate). I mean, we don't really think that he thinks the oils are like Congress and argue until nothing gets done, right? I can see the temper tantrum coming from the synthetics..."Well I'm not going into the pump then!". Dang... I've probably just offended someone who identifies as synthetic. Sorry in advance; it was just an example. Carry on...

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I won't mix my Bourbons and I won't mix my oils in my bike. I keep an extra quart of what I changed my oil with for top off.

If I have a weird left over bottle I will use it up as top off oil in the tractor or one of the cars.

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Isn't Bourbon the same color as oil?

Did you have a bad experience mixing Bourbon and Oil?

There may be help for that......
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Lol. I'm assuming that post you're replying to was a joke (which made your straight answer even more funny while likely accurate). I mean, we don't really think that he thinks the oils are like Congress and argue until nothing gets done, right? I can see the temper tantrum coming from the synthetics..."Well I'm not going into the pump then!". Dang... I've probably just offended someone who identifies as synthetic. Sorry in advance; it was just an example. Carry on...

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oh now you've opened a can of worms. You Dinos are all alike, insisting you get to go through the pump first because you where here in the Mesozoic Period. Harumph!! While I am not a Synth I can understand their fight for pump equality. And just wait till some Amsoil gets poured into the mix.
Now was that enough to get this put into the one and only oil thread and then move the oil thread into the Arena?
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Had an oil change customer once who emphasized he did not want synthetic oil. None of that "fake oil", he wanted the "real thing".
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Had an oil change customer once who emphasized he did not want synthetic oil. None of that "fake oil", he wanted the "real thing".
I'm sure that someone, somewhere has at least once insisted on organic free range oil.
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so, in the end, what is the collective opinion, should I top off my coolant with Dexcool ?

This....NO! It may turn the whole batch into a thick jell-o, or harm gaskets and cause leakage. Or maybe not. But all the "experts" recommend not mixing Dexdrool with anything else.


https://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...h&guccounter=1


Can Dexcool be mixed with regular antifreeze


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Lol. I'm assuming that post you're replying to was a joke (which made your straight answer even more funny while likely accurate).
There are humans living in today's First World who still believe the earth is flat and we're all victims of a massive conspiracy. I've read some crazy s*** on forums. (However in this instance, I agree with your assessment)
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