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Old 12-18-2002, 04:40 PM
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ok let's settle this oil thing once and for all

a week or so ago there was a thread on petroleum based engine oils and synthectic. actually i think it started on oil additives.

i thought i had taken away the more popular belief was to use synthectic. i just had a mb source tell me they did not push the synthectic oil. they felt it could damage a seal and cause a leak.

they are right changing a compound touching a resilient seal can cause problems of either shrinking or swelling or loss of resiliency memory. i see it this quite often in the valve business.

let's talk about what everyone thinks on this topic.

i have 143k miles on my 420 and since i'm working on the valve train i'd like to know what everyone thinks before switching.
Thanks Much!

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