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Old 05-05-2011, 12:22 AM   #1
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96 s10 2.2 oil capacity and type

i head some bs that synthetic oil can mess up gasket is this true for older engines?

what type of oil yall run?
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Re: 96 s10 2.2 oil capacity and type

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Re: 96 s10 2.2 oil capacity and type

they dont mess up gaskets. synthetic is a smaller molecule than normal oil so where normal oil cant leak out synthetics can.
i run synthetics on my truck and i ran it in my old car. i had a small oil leak before i switch to synthetics on my truck but i ran it for 60k miles(100k-160k) in my old car and never had an issue with it.

i use penzoil platinum (4 quarts) with the ACDelco PF51 filter.
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yes austin thats what i heard also,and i put synthetic in my 96 2.2 also with no leaks at all,and after i put the synthetic like 5 days later my main seal started leaking..they told me that the synthetic oil was the cause....so i will never use synthetic on my high mileage 96 again...
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ill just stick to some good ole gtx
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Re: 96 s10 2.2 oil capacity and type

you can always try synthetic and if it leaks just switch back. but its your truck and its all up to you.
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Re: 96 s10 2.2 oil capacity and type

shoot my truck has 183k on it and i switched at 182k to synthetic and have had no issues, its not the first time ive switched a high milage car over and have had no issues. synthetic anymore wont ruin seals or gaskets. if one went out afterwards it was gonna go out anyways synthetic or not.
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