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Im looking for some expert opinions on which oil type is best and when it is best to implement full synthetic. I was once told that its good to put about 4,000 miles on your car to break it in and then to run full synthetic from there on out. I did so on my 2002 Toyota Celica GT and I drove that car hard on a daily basis and put over 100,000 miles on it and it ran just as good as the day I bought it. Being that you could have 5,000 miles on the oil and it would be just as clear as the day it was put in... It had me wondering if there was any real advantage from a synthetic blend vs. full synthetic, etc. Any experts have an opinion on the matter?

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Not an expert but I have been told by some mechanics that Full Synthetic is the way to go. 5,000 miles between oil changes is just as cost effective as going conventional plus the added protection. Nothing wrong with going the conventional way as long as you stay on top of it but personally it's synthetic for me.
 

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I've always gone full Synthetic in every car I've owned as well. Not sure it's worth it but I like giving my cars the very best :)
 

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I like full synthetic myself, although conventional oil isn't bad by any means, it just breaks down more quickly, extended oil change intervals with conventional seem to allow much more carbon to stay in the engine (on all my old cars.. it's obvious when you pull off a valve cover, or drop the oil pan.

Full synthetic, if I am not mistaken is also better for turbocharged engines since it can withstand higher temperatures
 

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I have heard that 'synthetic blend' oils have no required standard (gee who would have thunk that oil companies might want to rip off the consumer), so they can put in 1% synthetic and call it a blend. If you're gonna do synthetic, I'd recommend going for the real deal and not risking what the blend might be. Otherwise, just stick to normal.
 

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i have always used full synthetic in all of my cars...i use to work for quik stop(oil change place) and the synthetic blends are a joke....i had a 95 bmw m3 that i used full synthetic on and it had over 250k on it when i got rear ended and the car was totaled.....sooo it just has always worked for me
 

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I've always used Full Synthetic no matter what the vehicle.. No way I'm changing habits now..
 

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Thanks this was the perfect post for me to read.

In terms of Gas, should we be filling Premium too?

Does anyone know about injector cleaner additives? My friend said a turbo engine might need special injector cleaners later on
 

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This car will be tuned for regular gas but it doesn't mean it will hurt it with premium. I've honestly seen better results in all my vehicles by using premium and synthetic oil.
 

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Thanks Vortex, one thing I wanted was not to fill premium, because the motorcycle needs Premium & uses semi-synthetic too but wanted to clarify because of its Turbo

Much appreciated
 

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No problem chingbo!! They are designing everything for this car to be more economical and user friendly so you aren't paying an arm and a leg just for maintenance. Just watch out for the turbo service down the road, that is gonna kill us all probably lol..
 

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My Hyundai dealership in OKC offers lifetime oil changes, so I plan on holding them to it for my Veloster Turbo when I get it from them.
 

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you will probably notice premium working out better as you do any car, but it is designed to be able to use regular (which I will be using)

I will also be using full synthetic and doing my own oil changes, as dealers/shops/quick change places like to charge a crap load for synthetic.. Not wanting to spend 60$ every 4-5k miles.

and Vortex, turbo service? the stock turbo (if people keep them that long without upgrading) probably wont need any type of service and if so, would be past the 100k mile warranty. If you needed to 'service' a stock turbo it would be quite easy as you would just need some basic tools, some common sense and a bearing/seal kit.. of course unless you had catastrophic failure.. in which case, buy an aftermarket upgrade for 500-600$
 

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full synth
it does not break down as fast, it reduces friction in the engine , which also means more HP , and less heat.
there are lots oof cars that come with syth in them right out of the box, so no need to worry about waitng 4000 miles , and if , it does indeed come with synth from the factory , thats great
 

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The car comes from the factory with full sythetic Quaker State if that matters at all.
Really?
Wow!
Good to know, thanks.

As far as the great debate goes, synthetic is good, yes, better for not breaking down when subjected to a lot of heat, could be the perfect stuff for a turbo
For myself I use it in the pickup for the extra mileage between changes, however, I do not use it in the CRX-Si, that car gets about 3,000 miles a year, and I'm not throwing away slightly used oil every year, and I'm not going to stop changing the oil every fall before storage. It's purely a mileage cost thing.
 

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Hi Turbosocks, with reg gas the timing slows down ,hence slowed performance. Higher octane will up timing resulting in better performance.
 

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My strongest recommendation is to change it no matter what after the first 1,000 miles. My N/A V was nastty black and had a lil metal in it from assembly, haven't had it look that bad since.
 

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My N/A V was nastty black and had a lil metal in it from assembly, haven't had it look that bad since.
That's deeply concerning
Modern engine manufacturing processes have a very complete cleaning stage
To have any metal at all at 1,000 miles id deeply troubling
This should not happen in this day-in-age

Did you have the oil analyzed?
 
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