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What are the issues if you switch from Synthetic to Dino oil? I have heard that once you switch you cannot go back?

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No true.......go to dino anytime that you want. Don't know of any synthetics that are not compatible with dino, way too many myths about oil.
 

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i run dino in spring and fall , but synthetic in summer . the dino is just the winter storage oil . i run it it early spring as i get moisture build up from short trips , then move too the expensive oil
 

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My brother in law is a lubricant specialist at Shell Canada. His recommendation is not to mix synthetic and conventional. Other than that, as long as the oil meets the manufacturer's specifications (weight, JASO-MA, etc.), it will do the job. He personally uses the cheapest oil he can get in his vehicles.
 

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Old post but thought it would be good for other noobs like me to see.

I have to dump the winter oil, but I have a long trip planned and know I won't put enough miles on this oil before I have to dump it again for the trip. So I want to use cheaper oil this time around.
 

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Old post but thought it would be good for other noobs like me to see.

I have to dump the winter oil, but I have a long trip planned and know I won't put enough miles on this oil before I have to dump it again for the trip. So I want to use cheaper oil this time around.
There is a considerable amount of information in this thread: http://www.stromtrooper.com/maintenance-tech-farkles/30068-big-oil-thread.html

It is well worth reading for all that there is to know, (and probably more then you want to know too!).

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My brother in law is a lubricant specialist at Shell Canada. His recommendation is not to mix synthetic and conventional.
But Shell sells their Rotella T5 synthetic blend oil, Quaker State Enhanced Durability blend oil, and Pennzoil Gold syn blend.....:confused:

Most so-called synthetic oil in the U.S. and Canada is actually very highly refined petroleum called Group III base oil. It isn't much different chemically from "dino" oil. "True synthetic" Group IV polyalphaolefin base oil and other base oils called Group V still have no problem with users switching from syn back to conventional oil.
 
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