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You ask ten people you will get ten different opinions on which is better... i've provided some web pages for you to read and decide for yourself.

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Coming from a racing background and using synthetics in an engine that pumped out over 7,000 hp, I prefer using them in my personal vehicles. I routinely get over 350,000miles on my engines without any major failures. (engines have outlasted the body in most cases.) I do recommend that you do some research on your own using actual test data (not promo material) and decide for yourself. I prefer Amsoil over most others...it has been around the longest and has the least amount of additives in it, therefore the least prone to chemical breakdown. Quaker state is high on the list and believe it or not it's what is inside the store brand walmart containers.

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Synthetic oil won't break down as quickly as conventional oil, gives better protection and longer life. Excellent product, I Strongly suggested for those out there who forget to do their oil changes regularly or courier/ work vehicles.
Heres the link to an explaination from Castrol
http://www.castrol.com/castrol/genericarticle.do?categoryId=8264018&contentId=6003233
I use conventional Oil in my jimmy with 5% of Lucas engine oil treatment and service the engine every 3,000 miles. I find it to costly for the Synthetic oil every 3,000 miles, and as for the high mileage oil you can buy. The high mileage oil has a higher fluid retention like adding Lucas engine oil treatment to any conventional oil, so you decide on what type of oil you like to use in your engine.
Good luck and hope this helps.

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Synthetic oil is better than carbon based oil because it is cleaner,lasts longer,more efficient & wont leave carbon build up like conventional oil. But if you ran regular oil for quite awhile, your engine will have carbon build up. Synthetic oil breaks up the buildup. That is good. Bad thing is sometimes that buildup is keeping you from leaking or burning oil. If you switch to synthetic oil keep an eye on oil consumption. If you start using or leaking it out of gaskets or seals, you will need to get it out & put in regular oil. If not, you can go longer between oil changes & your engine will run more efficiently for a longer period of time.

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