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What problems can result from switching from synthetic oil to regular motor oil?

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    cab synthetic oil be mixed with regular oil

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This is a can of worms as everyone will have a different opinion. My experience has been no problems at all. The benefits of synthetic are so great that there really is no other choice. The cost is really not that high when you consider that you can extend your service intervals. This oil flows more rapidly when the engine is cold and cold starts are the highest wear cycle the engine sees. Synthetic does not breakdown at high temperatures so it prevents coking around the rings. Seized piston rings cause low compression and oil burning. It won't fatally contaminate an engine with sludge like standard oil. Do a quick google search of "toyota sludge" or "chrysler sludge" Many manufacturers today will not honor their warranty unless you use it.

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There really are no problems that can occur from switching oils. Just be sure that when you switch, you make sure you do it at your next oil change service, do not mix conventional motor oil with synthetic oil. I would recommend staying with the synthetic oil, but if it is a cost issue that is making you switch back, you can also use a synthetic blend oil, which has most of the same benifits as the full synthetic, buut at about half the cost. Hope this helps.

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