re-thinking the syn, new car

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I just bought a 2001 camaro SS, ls1. Im not sure what to use after the auto-rx treatment.... Im looking for max protection and cleanliness....but thinking maybe I dont need syn? I can get mobil 1 0w-40 and chevron supreme 5w-30 supreme for basically free... but would i be better off with a HDEO? 15w-40 for summer or whatever, but what is a cheap easy available HDEO available for cold starts down to 0 degrees F? maybe, delo 15-40 for summer, and i was thinking 10w-30 for winter, but figured it might not be the best for real cold starts....
 

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Really, the only benefits of synthetic are longer change intervals, and better protection in extreme conditions. (weather/towing) If you can get it free...as long as you change the oil often there's no need for synthetic.
 
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Originally posted by ZmOz: Really, the only benefits of synthetic are longer change intervals, and better protection in extreme conditions. (weather/towing) If you can get it free...as long as you change the oil often there's no need for synthetic.
I don't agree. A high quality synthetic will do a much better job of keeping your motor clean versus a dino.
 
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