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Re: Change to Synthetic Oil

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Mostly they are discussing direct injection engines. But the primary issue is taken care of with the installation of a catch can. I know (I should say have read) that some manufacturers with DI engines make catch cans standard equipment.

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True some references were around DI engines.

But there are also studies that state the lowest friction on oil isn't obtained until AFTER 2000 miles on the oil. So changing every day would put more wear on the engine than changing it every 5K.

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Re: Change to Synthetic Oil

One thing I don't go cheap on his my engines lifeline, oil. I use synthetic oil and offset the cost by doing my own changes so in the end I really am not paying more. I don't change my oil early but go by the manufacturer time intervals (unless there is a reason to). I have always use Mobli 1 Full Synthetic for all my cars and motorcycles with great success.

To answer the OP question, no, there is no harm in changing over oil. Just find a brand you like and stick with it.

I guess @bill_de is right, we just like to talk about it. lol
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Re: Change to Synthetic Oil

I didn't know Mobile 1 was labeled for any Chrysler motors. Which motor and oil did you use.
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Re: Change to Synthetic Oil

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I didn't know Mobile 1 was labeled for any Chrysler motors. Which motor and oil did you use.
Just read that Mobli 1 is not Chrysler MS-6395 which is very surprising. Maybe their CEO pissed off Chrysler's CEO lol
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Re: Change to Synthetic Oil

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Re: Change to Synthetic Oil

I didn't know it was ever approved. It's not approved for my wife's VW either.
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Re: Change to Synthetic Oil

Amsoil meets Chrysler and VW/Audi specs
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Re: Change to Synthetic Oil

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Amsoil meets Chrysler and VW/Audi specs
Indeed they do. I only put VW 504/507 in my VW.

The Amsoil that meets 504/507 spec is $12.50 a quart (MSRP)

Good luck finding that oil anywhere.

AMSOIL European Car Formula 5W-30 Improved ESP Synthetic Motor Oil

I buy a Castrol VW 504/507 approved oil at the VW Dealer and it's like $9/qt

And the Castrol I get that is Mopar approved can be bought at Walmart for like $4/qt

Walmart also has the Shell (or is it Pennzoil, I forget) Synthetic that is Mopar approved for around the same price.
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Re: Change to Synthetic Oil

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I am going to change my oil before winter in my GC, six cylinder. It will have less than 500 miles. Is it ok to put synthetic in it at that time? I know the mileage is low, but old habits are hard to break. Thanks.
As others have said...
You will only benefit your feelings and those of the oil companies.

Changing the factory oil at 500 miles is a waste of resources.

If your vehicle was not a 'dealer demo' vehicle with random drivers using it, then you can safely put 8000 miles on the OEM oil with no issues.

If it was a demo vehicle, you might consider changing a little earlier (say 6 or 7k miles) just because I would consider most demo drives as 'severe service'.

I have personally ran 3 brand new vehicles on the OEM oil to the stated first oil change interval before switching to full synthetic. None of those 3 vehicles ever burned oil and 1 of them (Subaru Boxer 6) is notorious for burning oil.
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Re: Change to Synthetic Oil

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I am going to change my oil before winter in my GC, six cylinder. It will have less than 500 miles. Is it ok to put synthetic in it at that time? I know the mileage is low, but old habits are hard to break. Thanks.
Check with your dealer if they have synth packages if you have them do it.
Otherwise, it will hurt nothing to go full synth.
You can even choose between dino pee and dino farts [one made from oil stock, the other from natural gas].

500 is a tad early, as in it don't really need it, but it is your money and if it makes you happy, go for it.
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Re: Change to Synthetic Oil

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That's not the question though. Some beleive you are better off letting things wear in a little while with whatever was shipped from the factory.

I didn't realize they run motors a few 1000 miles under load before they ship. That's news to me.
A lot of the old break in folklore was due to the somewhat crappy quality of surface control and material control back when that folklore had any merit.

Modern engines don't need it... which says nothing about whether or not to go ahead and change if it makes the OP happy.
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Amsoil meets Chrysler and VW/Audi specs

Oh stop. Go to your room.
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