Lets discuss Supertech Synthetic

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I know it's not the next synthetic out there.. but is it better to use cheap supertech synthetic or a quality dino oil?? I'm planning on putting it in my 04 Spec-V because I'm not gonna keep it forever I think, but I beat on it and it's a high stress engine, so I want something that will do a good job. What are the viscosities on this oil?? Can someone post UOAs comparing it to other oils?? Discuss?...
 
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It depends on how long you are going to leave it in there. Shorter oil change intervals are great with dino, and synthetic allows longer intervals. Roughly, 4-5,000 for dino, and 6 -8,000 for synthetic. Many go longer with modern good synthetic oil.
 
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 Originally Posted By: mechtech2
It depends on how long you are going to leave it in there. Shorter oil change intervals are great with dino, and synthetic allows longer intervals. Roughly, 4-5,000 for dino, and 6 -8,000 for synthetic. Many go longer with modern good synthetic oil.
+1 Just depends on what they use for...
 
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Cheap synthetic is better than a quality Dino IMO if used for the same mileage as you have superior cold engine lubrication on start up (even if it's not winter)
 
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If they're being used in the same interval, I'd use cheap synthetic. I prefer synthetic because what if you have a water pump failure or a thermostat that doesn't open? Better to have the margin of safety. If you're looking for something long term a few UOAs would serve you well. It would also be nice to see Supertech Synth against YB wear numbers in the same engine.
 
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The 5qt jug of PP,M1,QS,Vav. is all around 20-22 dollars. 21.00 dollars for top notch oil to me is a no brainer....Don't get me wrong either a dino, or cheap syn like Supertech will do the job in most cases. But if your undecided between dino, or cheap syn, why not spend 21 dollars and buy a 5 qt. jug of a quality syn, can't go wrong.... :2cents:
 
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Look at it this way in comparison to conventional oil. super- better than conventional tech- higher technology than conventional Supertech synthetic is a no brainer.
 
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 Originally Posted By: StevieC
Cheap synthetic is better than a quality Dino IMO if used for the same mileage as you have superior cold engine lubrication on start up (even if it's not winter)
I feel the same way and use synthetic oil in 2 of my vehicles because they sit sometimes for several days before I use them. I feel synthetic oils cling better than dino oils, and give better start-up protection for the way my vehicles are used.
 
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 Originally Posted By: demarpaint
 Originally Posted By: StevieC
I feel synthetic oils cling better than dino oils, and give better start-up protection for the way my vehicles are used.
Most PAO is non-polar an clings worse than a grp-ii wide cut. Demar, You talking group V?
 
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You have to try it in your engine and see how it goes. Got to prove it on the road. Then pick what works best for your app. I use "synth" for supposed reduced varnishing, as my TC tensioner is prone to sticking. Remember grp-v is the only high temp, high lubricity base - I dont think supertech or many other majors fit into the group-v category.
 
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 Originally Posted By: StevieC
Cheap synthetic is better than a quality Dino IMO if used for the same mileage as you have superior cold engine lubrication on start up (even if it's not winter)
 Originally Posted By: StevieC
Want your engine to last a real long time? Use a SM rated Dino oil, H.Q. filter & Reasonable OCI and it will! (Good for 99% of vehicles)
So how much longer will the car last if you pour in synthetic and have better cold cranking properties?
 
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 Originally Posted By: deven
 Originally Posted By: StevieC
Cheap synthetic is better than a quality Dino IMO if used for the same mileage as you have superior cold engine lubrication on start up (even if it's not winter)
 Originally Posted By: StevieC
Want your engine to last a real long time? Use a SM rated Dino oil, H.Q. filter & Reasonable OCI and it will! (Good for 99% of vehicles)
So how much longer will the car last if you pour in synthetic and have better cold cranking properties?
7 years or 80,000 miles..
 
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