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Full Synthetic, Semi, or Non-Synthetic Oil Discussion

hey guys...well its time for another oil change and i was thinking of doing Ams oil. but should i go with Full synthetic, Semi, or non-Synthetic. would Synthetic hurt my motor?. My commander has just over 41,000 kms (26,000 miles roughly) any recomendations? obviously ill stick with the recomended 5w-30.


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Synthetic will not hurt your engine and will give you a little better protection than dino oil. Many of the members here are running full synthetic, including me. I am using Castrol Syntec full synthetic. What engine do you have ?

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i have an 06 with the 4.7 v8


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i have an 06 with the 4.7 v8
I was asking because the 5.7 HEMI has the MDS system and HAS to have 5W20 for it to work properly.

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hey guys...well its time for another oil change and i was thinking of doing Ams oil. but should i go with Full synthetic, Semi, or non-Synthetic. would Synthetic hurt my motor?. My commander has just over 41,000 kms (26,000 miles roughly) any recomendations? obviously ill stick with the recomended 5w-30.
What you'll really pick up on in the way cold north is how much faster it will crank at cold start.
Synthetics don't thicken till about -60.
Because of this easier cranking, starters tend to last longer as well.
Final benifit, beyond almost no measurable wear, is almost instant oil pressure at cold start.
Conventional oil will not achieve full pressure at -20 and lower for almost 30 seconds!

Run with it, your engine and related components will thank you.

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CanadianCommander, you may also want to consider a Fumoto oil drain valve as discussed in this thread: Fumoto

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ya i looked at those im still a "pull the drain plug" kinda guy

correction...now that i looked more into the fumoto valveits pretty cool, how much are those N-valves f-106 going for...any one know


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ya i looked at those im still a "pull the drain plug" kinda guy

correction...now that i looked more into the fumoto valveits pretty cool, how much are those N-valves f-106 going for...any one know
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i noticed on their site they have a canadian distributor...ill have to call them up and get pricing.... cheap Canadian dollar....


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the bailout

thats why America needs a bailout. u all buying these japaneese made drains plugs and hids.. etc.

get a wrench....

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