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Synthetic Oil Myths

Synthetic oil myths and facts There are lots of synthetic oil myths, but here are the facts about synthetic oil #1 It’s a synthetic oil myth that you must perform an engine flush before switching to synthetic NO! The screwy rationale for this myth is that since synthetic oil contains more detergents than conventional oil, it will immediately dislodge the sludge in your engine and destroy it. Synthetic oil does have more detergent than conventional oil. However, synthetic oils also contain higher levels of dispersant additive. The dispersant is what … Read More

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