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Old 04-10-2004, 01:39 AM   #1
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what type of oil and oil filter would u use on ur bonnie??? would anyone recommend royal purple??? cons and pros of the filters and oil 2 please?
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I use Penz 10W-30 Synthetic and a fram filter.
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I use Penz 10W-30 Synthetic and a fram filter.
if u had regular oil in it do u have to flush the motor from the old oil or can u change straight to sythetic????
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I asked my mechanic and he said just to switch and i haven't had any problems at all and i like the synthetic better.
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Careful with synthetic on high mileage engines....I've heard lots of stories where people have changed to synthetic on high mileage engines and all of a sudden things are leaking! If you have used dino oil for a long time stick with it. My car has 117k on it and I'm going to stick with the dino oil. Best time to switch to synethic is with low mileage on a engine with some breakin time -- maybe 10-15k?

Of course some engines are coming with synthetic from the factory now. Regardless, if your engine has a lot of miles on it I wouldn't reccomend the switch (IMHO).
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I also read a study once (I wish I could remember where) that tested various brands of 10W30, and found them all to be essentially the same. I haven't changed the oil yet on my Bonny (only had it about 1500 miles), but I used the Walmart store brand (Supertech I think) oil & filters with no problems on my old '96 Dodge Avenger.
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Pennzoil 10w30 and AC delco filter
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Havoline or Superflow, sometimes Penzoil with ACDelco filter.
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maxlife for me and fram filter
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