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113937Re: [toyota-prius] Synthetic Oil Use?

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  • Rob Morrell
    Jun 30, 2009
      I've had the same experience, got bored driving them before they wore out.
      Rob

      On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 5:44 PM, David dixen <david51240@...> wrote:

      > I used Mobil 1 in a 1976 Honda Accord. Changed every 10,000 miles and
      > still got a life time average mileage of 36 mpg at 275,000. We had to
      > give up the car at 375,000.
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      > David
      > White
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      > --- On Sat, 6/27/09, Stan Sexton <stanathomesell@...> wrote:
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      > From: Stan Sexton <stanathomesell@...>
      > Subject: Re: [toyota-prius] Synthetic Oil Use?
      > To: "cristphoto" <cristphoto@...>
      > Cc: "Toyota Prius" <toyota-prius@yahoogroups.com>
      > Date: Saturday, June 27, 2009, 6:26 PM
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      > Actually old thinking. Many cars come with synthetic from the factory. The
      > old rationale was that syn lubes had too little friction to seat the rings.
      > Engines today have much tighter tolerances tha micro-polished bearing
      > surfaces. There is little "break-in" in the old sense.I personally change it
      > out on the first change. I bring my Mobil One to my Toyota dealer. The
      > original factory oil may have some special additives so I leave it in until
      > 5k. My crankcase is so clean that at 85k on my 2005 Prius, you can still see
      > through the oil at the 5k interval. I have used syn since 1974. Until it
      > became hard to find here and shipping was so expensive, I used Amsoil. Then
      > Costco started carrying Mobil 1 and sometimes on sale. Unfortunately, it's
      > becoming so expensive that I am thinking about extending my change interval
      > to 7500. That's nothing compared to the 10-15k they use in Europe, where
      > most oil is Syn.
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: cristphoto
      > To: toyota-prius@ yahoogroups. com
      > Sent: Saturday, June 27, 2009 3:10 PM
      > Subject: [toyota-prius] Synthetic Oil Use?
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      > I just got my wife a 2010 Prius today. I'm a fan of synthetic oil and use
      > Mobil One exclusively in my Acura. I know the Acura forums agreed that it's
      > best to wait a couple oil changes before changing to synthetic. Is this a
      > good practice for the Toyotas also? Any comments on this topic? Thanks.
      > Steve
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