Which basestocks burn cleaner, dino or syn?

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My engine burns 1 qt per 800 miles. I'm not presently concerned with this consumption. I'd like to know if I should be running a dino or syn oil for less junk around the rings and combustion chambers. I also skimmed through the "which oil for cleaning up a motor" thread and was shocked that noone said running a deisel oil would be bad for a oil consuming motor. I thought that the high ash content is a big no no for oil burning motors.
 

Chris A

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Update: I called Mobil and was told that the syn burns "cleaner" (ie leaves less carbon behind) when it gets in the combustion chamber. I did not ask about the diesel oils.
 

mdv

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Originally posted by Chris A: Update: I called Mobil and was told that the syn burns "cleaner" (ie leaves less carbon behind) when it gets in the combustion chamber. I did not ask about the diesel oils.
Synthetic oils will burn cleaner. I think the cleanest burning one's are the ones with the highest ester content. At 800 miles/qt, running a synthetic will get pretty expensive.
 

Chris A

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Originally posted by mdv: At 800 miles/qt, running a synthetic will get pretty expensive.
I don't consider an extra $5 a month as getting expensive. If I were really worried about pinching pennies, I'd have a small 4 cyl engine I could burn 89 octane gas with. I could probably save $100 per month from the gas price and mileage savings.
 
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