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View Poll Results: Have you switched to a fully synthetic oil?
Yes 192 51.34%
No 28 7.49%
Planning to switch to synthetic 112 29.95%
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Re: How many have switched to a full synthetic oil?

I've been using Mobil1 5W-20 in my '07 since the first change at 1000 miles. I just went over 97000 and I change the oil between 4000-5000 miles. I've never had the HEMI tick. Plan on going full synthetic in my '14 as soon as she gets to 1000 miles.
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Re: How many have switched to a full synthetic oil?

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Here is some info that I learned from Brian at BNDAutomotive regarding the hemi tick. Supposedly this does significantly reduce/eliminate the hemi tick based on normal everyday people who have switched with positive results... Google is your friend. lol


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~From Brian:

The Hemi Tick is a typical problem for many people with 5.7L and 6.1L hemi engines. We don’t have enough experience on what the 6.4 will be like, but I believe it probably will suffer similar issues. The oil that we design for the 5.7L VVT Eagle engine that you have is a 7.5w23 QuantumBlue HP Competition Formula 5.7L VVT Custom Hemi Blend. It is designed for all the passages of the engine and provides more film strength for the engine than the typical mineral or synthetic oils that you get from off the shelf or from the dealer. The base stock is specifically ours, we add more zinc and phosphorous, more magnesium and calcium carbonate in it to protect this engine far better than typical lubricants.

Remember that the Hemi tick consists of 3 separate noises . 1) the injectors make noise due to lack of lubricity in the fuel. ACES IV addresses that. 2) Intake and especially exhaust valves are ticking against the valve seats because they have no cushion left from the fuel. No more lead (obviously gone since Jan 1 1986) and not even any sulfur….that is a high pressure lubricant. Mix that with 10% ethyl alcohol and you have a really bad mix. Hammering basically metal to metal. 3) the short piston skirt on the hemi causes the piston to rattle in the bores in idle. This is why they add the moly coat to the skirt so that it will quiet down. As the engine gets some miles on it, the piston slap will get louder.

ACES IV takes care of #1 and #2, and QuantumBlue takes care of #3.
I wonder what the long term effects of the added zinc to the cats will be using this oil.
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Re: How many have switched to a full synthetic oil?

According to these poll results it seems the majority of people have switched or are switching to Synthetic.

Is it a definite advantage to change over?
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Re: How many have switched to a full synthetic oil?

The V6 runs real nice on Royal Purple. The dealership did the last oil change at the time they replaced a cylinder head and the difference between OEM's and synthetic is night and day. I did a lot of online "reviews" reading with the vast majority being positive for that oil. Decided to give it try since I wanted something off the shelves and I have to say I like it. I might try Red Line next time which is supposedly the very best. I use Mobil 1 on my wife's Galant and 80K miles later still runs like new other than needing a new timing belt and water pump.

The Purolator filter is also doing it's job pretty well. Checked it a few times nervous it wouldn't hold but so far so good 1K miles later.
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Re: How many have switched to a full synthetic oil?

I switched at 800 miles, first to Amsoil then to Royal Purple. The RP seems to have eliminated any tick that may have been present.

I'm using the Royal Purple filters as well. No problems whatsoever and I've got almost 30k on the odometer.
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How many have switched to a full synthetic oil?

1. Mobil 1 5W20
2. At about 1800 miles, after changing the original fill at c. 1300 miles to Mobil DD 5W20
3. Don't have a Hemi.

FWIW, Costco's regular price for M1 in 5W20, 5W30, and 10W30 is $37 per 6-pack (=$6.17/qt.). They have it on sale at least annually for $27/6-P (=$4.50/qt.). Altho I've owned my '13 since only 2013 July 01, I've been buying for a Ford Escape for a year, and I now have maybe a half-dozen 6-packs ready for use.

If anyone in the Phoenix area would like a 6-pack at the sale price, which is $29.25 including the salestax I paid, I'm happy to share my good fortune. PM me.
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Re: How many have switched to a full synthetic oil?

Every motor I have gets synthetic. Even the generator, lol. Since I am sponsored by Amsoil, and their oil meets VW, Chrysler, and JASO standards there is no reason for me to run anything else. Many cars come with syn as a OEM fill, so no need to wait till "break in" is done. FWIW, an oil analysis is only worth while if you have a virgin analysis to compare to.
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Re: How many have switched to a full synthetic oil?

Is there anything special that needs to be done to switch to synthetic after 26,xxx miles? I've been having my Jeep dealership put in standard 5w30 due to price and am around 26k miles, but seeming as I can do synthetic myself for a little more it makes sense to start doing that going forward.
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Re: How many have switched to a full synthetic oil?

up here where it gets kinda cold in the winter (but not as cold as some places I've been), synthetic is a big win. The difference in low-temperature viscosity is audible when you go hit the starter on a -10F morning.

I have been running synthetic in the entire fleet since my '85 LeBaron GTS Turbo, which I sold at 125Kmi, and lost track of when it got to about 230Kmi. The WK2 will go synthetic at its first oil change.

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