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Old 08 Jan 2011, 05:01 pm
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Default synthetic oil back to regular oil?2008 honda civic?

hi i been using synthetic oil on my car for the last year or so. i wanna know if its ok to go back to regular oil i have heard that you cant?
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Old 08 Jan 2011, 05:31 pm
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No keep putting the synthetic in once you have used the synthetic never go back to regular oil. I have heard it will break down you motor fast.
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Old 08 Jan 2011, 05:46 pm
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I hate to disagree with other people who guess or think they know an answer. It's completely OK to switch back to a lesser quality mineral oil.

Any company who makes both types of oil will tell you the same thing.
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Old 08 Jan 2011, 06:01 pm
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No problem. The two are completely compatible and can be switched back and forth all you want. Quite a few people use synthetic in cold winters when the pour point of conventional oil is a problem (first source) and switch to conventional in the warmer seasons because of the cost.

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Old 08 Jan 2011, 06:16 pm
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Its "technically" ok but WHY would you? Slacker. Oil is cheap-it probably makes you money with the gas it saves.
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