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Synthetics have a detergent in them... (archive)

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Posted by Tim Collins on February 25, 2000 at 21:20:27:

In Reply to: Re: Synthetic Motor oil vs Mineral. posted by sam on February 25, 2000 at 15:59:15:

that will get rid of a lot of crud in your engine, loosen it up. So, because you gave an older engine, that crud may be sealing little cracks, etc. That's one explanation I've heard...

Tim Collins
'90 535i 5-speed, synthetics all around.

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