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Thumbs down Synthetic Oil marketing

I will talk about synthetic Oil...

I can find easily Beautiful graphs and charts about synthetic Oil but no even 1 practical/physical longterm test/experiment such: 1 engine with synthetic Oil and other 1 with Conventional oil.

I found only one ridiculous animated drawing of notorious "first synthetic" oil:


But not even one real life engine, with truthful in depended measurements, with simple and cheap tool like caliper and micrometer.

So everybody talk, but no even one real life example.
Which will state: "After 50000 km (30000 Miles) there was 0.1 micron of grinding on Camshaft compare to engine which use Conventional or synthetic."
- Nothing like this.

But instead of, you can find full of talks like: Better, Special etc and nobody talk rational with numbers and facts.

The only fact that I found regarding synthetic Oil is that indeed more "liquid" in temperature bellow -20C (-4F) thus give more easy start but nothing about how its effect on long run.

Like I saw on one of the forum signatures:
"Synthetic" is a marketing term, not a scientifically significant definition.

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Flash,
I dont understand the title of your thread..
why is it called "UNFRIENDLY Synthetic Oil thread"? with the thumbs-down?
Its not an unfriendly thread, as far as I can tell..

I would like to change the title of the thread, it seems unnecessary..but I thought I would ask for your reasoning first..

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Because I'm against Synthetic Oil, the marketing term of it.
But you the boss.

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Because I'm against Synthetic Oil, the marketing term of it.
But you the boss.
hmm..ok, I dont really understand that either!
Im really not clear what the thread subject line has to do with the topic..but it is pretty clear to me that this thread itself is not, and has no reason to be unfriendly..therefore the thread title:



doesn't really make any sense..its basically saying: "this is an unfriendly thread about synthetic oil"
which i dont think was what you meant..so im going to go ahead and change it.
How about "Synthetic oil marketing"?

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I believe there are some real life tests and results here

https://www.amsoil.com/performancetests.aspx

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Dude, you've got (or are planning to get) 30000 miles on your snow blower?

Seriously, I wonder the same thing. Couple of months ago I broke the pinion gear on my wife's Dakota rear differential and when I picked up the rebuilt differential, the owner of the differential shop gave me the break-in instructions, the gear oil change interval, and told me to use Valvoline 80-90 conventional gear oil. I asked him why and he said that differentials don't like synthetic. Not really a helpful explanation, so I too wonder what if anything is the difference in their actual long and short term performances...
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I believe there are some real life tests and results here

https://www.amsoil.com/performancetests.aspx
Don't believe them, it's internet oil or troll oil.

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Kinda of a moot point your making. You say there are no tests to show a comparison. When Joe showed you several tests, you say you don't believe them. Sounds like the O.J. murder trial jury room
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