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What happens when you use regular oil instead of synthetic oil in 2007 dodge ram v6

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synthetic oil is good but it has the same problem as ordinary oil
the additives in the oil are all used up and no longer do what they are there for
neutralizing acidity from combustion
keeping moisture in suspension,retaining tensile strength in the oil film and a host of other additives used to promote longer engine life
regular oil is cheaper so more regular oil changes can be afforded( every 5000 miles )
forget the myth that oil doesn't have to be changed for 12 months or 20000 miles
oil is the most vital component in an engine so changing often is for longer engine life
as a point of interest , when you pull into a shop for a service the oil you will get is ordinary engine oil because if synthetic oil was used , you would scream at the bill and not go back there unless you specifically ask for synthetic oil
simple economics and business sense
more costly than anywhere else = no business

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Synthetic oil is smoother at the molecular level where regular is rougher. the oil change interval is in some manuals say 5000 KM in Canada. now they are coming out with every 8000 KM (4800 Mi)

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If you are already using synthetic oil, the seals in your engine swell up a bit. When you try to go back to regular motor oil, it can cause leaking around the seals, per my mechanic. If you are using synthetic, stay with synthetic. If you are using regular, stay there until time come where you need to replace the engines seals anyway. This is more of a general rule, not universally inclusive.

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