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  • Forum Reply: Re: Synthetic vs. conventional oil?

    My understanding is that synthetic can indeed help to clean out the oil sludge, but my understanding is also that doing so can cause oil leaks as the sludge that clogged up those leaks gets whisked away. That said, I've never experienced this so it could be an oil man's myth. FWIW I have a...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Synthetic vs. conventional oil?

    Good question I am sure can provide ample discussion. In my experience, synthetic works well if you use it from day one. There are several high-mileage conventional oils which have a specific formulation for high mileage cars and may serve your needs better than switching to synthetic. Switching from...
  • Forum Thread: Synthetic vs. conventional oil?

    Hi! I have a 2002 Toyota Highlander and am coming up on 80k miles. I am debating switching from conventional to synthetic motor oil, but was not sure if it would be the best thing for my vehicle. I am also concerned about “oil sludge” common to this model. Any advice would be greatly appreciated...