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Synthetic Oil AFTER replacing seals?????
Posted 27 November 2005 - 07:10 PM
tx in advance
Posted 27 November 2005 - 09:38 PM
Mine wasn't leaking any oil so I switched to syn when I bought it with 142k miles (227 in kms). Now one year later and with almost 150k, still no leak.
Posted 27 November 2005 - 10:04 PM
Posted 27 November 2005 - 10:32 PM
and I am drivin the 94 impreza with 181k+....NO leaks! it was horrid when i bought it, leaked out of almost every seal... but I fixed er up good (this was at 160k) and, its still going good!
so if you used good OEM seals, and OEM 3-bond glue (for the oil pan, sep plate, oil pump) it should be fine with synth- and it should run a little better too...
thats just my experience and advice
Posted 27 November 2005 - 10:41 PM
But the primary reason I switched to synthetic is it's a nerdlier oil. I'm the kind of guy who'd want to buy a gas/electric hybrid because of its cool technology, even if it doesn't save gas vs. a diesel. I will send a sample of my oil off for analysis when I get 5000 mi on it, and I'll probably end up changing the oil once a year.
I don't think they'll have to drain the oil to change the camshaft seals. The oil drains out of the upper engine and into the oil pan when the engine is not on, and draining the oil pan isn't going to have any effect on what's behind the seals.
I see you're in the Great White North. I think you'd love 0W30.
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