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Old 01 Nov 2010, 12:40 pm
Jim Crugnale
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Default should I use synthetic oil?

I have an '04 TL with about 94k miles. My service station said that
if I go 5-6k miles between oil changes (by following the car's oil use
monitor) I should use synthetic oil.

What are your thoughts on this??

Thanks!!
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Old 01 Nov 2010, 01:12 pm
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Default Re: should I use synthetic oil?

Jim Crugnale <jcrugnale@amh.org> wrote in news:0f7c9cfc-d9af-4a0c-a5be-
fda4723dd55c@32g2000yqz.googlegroups.com:

> I have an '04 TL with about 94k miles. My service station said that
> if I go 5-6k miles between oil changes (by following the car's oil use
> monitor) I should use synthetic oil.
>
> What are your thoughts on this??
>
> Thanks!!
>



Take a look under the hood of your car. Somewhere -- on the air cleaner
box, underhood sticker, etc. -- there will be a mention of the factory's
specified motor oil.

What does it say?

And do you still have your Owner's Manual?


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Old 01 Nov 2010, 01:27 pm
Jim Crugnale
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Default Re: should I use synthetic oil?

On Nov 1, 2:12*pm, Tegger <inva...@example.com> wrote:
> Jim Crugnale <jcrugn...@amh.org> wrote in news:0f7c9cfc-d9af-4a0c-a5be-
> fda4723dd...@32g2000yqz.googlegroups.com:
>
> > I have an '04 TL with about 94k miles. *My service station said that
> > if I go 5-6k miles between oil changes (by following the car's oil use
> > monitor) I should use synthetic oil.

>
> > What are your thoughts on this??

>
> > Thanks!!

>
> Take a look under the hood of your car. Somewhere -- on the air cleaner
> box, underhood sticker, etc. -- there will be a mention of the factory's
> specified motor oil.
>
> What does it say?
>
> And do you still have your Owner's Manual?
>
> --
> Tegger


Yes I have the owners manual - didn't know if having 94k on a 7 y/o
car made a difference, assuming the factory's specified oil is
standard oil.
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Old 01 Nov 2010, 08:02 pm
Tegger
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Default Re: should I use synthetic oil?

Jim Crugnale <jcrugnale@amh.org> wrote in news:6e596bbf-55e4-416c-bef0-
d9353b573f95@p1g2000yqm.googlegroups.com:

> On Nov 1, 2:12*pm, Tegger <inva...@example.com> wrote:
>> Jim Crugnale <jcrugn...@amh.org> wrote in news:0f7c9cfc-d9af-4a0c-a5be-
>> fda4723dd...@32g2000yqz.googlegroups.com:
>>
>> > I have an '04 TL with about 94k miles. *My service station said that
>> > if I go 5-6k miles between oil changes (by following the car's oil use
>> > monitor) I should use synthetic oil.

>>
>> > What are your thoughts on this??

>>
>> > Thanks!!

>>
>> Take a look under the hood of your car. Somewhere -- on the air cleaner
>> box, underhood sticker, etc. -- there will be a mention of the factory's
>> specified motor oil.
>>
>> What does it say?
>>
>> And do you still have your Owner's Manual?
>>
>> --
>> Tegger

>
> Yes I have the owners manual - didn't know if having 94k on a 7 y/o
> car made a difference, assuming the factory's specified oil is
> standard oil.
>



It makes no difference at all. You can keep using the specified oil with
the change interval your monitor says to use. 94K miles is nothing for a
properly-maintained modern engine.

If you wish to use synthetic, that's a /definite/ bonus, but it's
not absolutely needed.

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Old 09 Nov 2010, 01:39 pm
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Default Re: should I use synthetic oil?


If you can afford the upgrade go for it.


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