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Ok, I posted the question on an oil forum where I am a member. At this point all of the oil gurus there unanimously said "no, it does not matter". I have no other info, all I know is what they said. One person added though that you might have a slight drop in fuel efficiency in going from synthetic oil to "dino oil". But he qualified that with saying that there is still no other harm done in switching.

Just thought I'd pass that along. I find this topic rather interesting and I am definitely learning something with this discussion!
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I did some more research and it seems the big problem was with earlier synthetic oils. Not newer ones.

Check this article out on the Popular Mechanics site.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/auto...o/4213451.html
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I did some more research and it seems the big problem was with earlier synthetic oils. Not newer ones.

Check this article out on the Popular Mechanics site.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/auto...o/4213451.html
Steve that would make a lot of since. As I said I was in the industry but that was almost 9 years ago. Oil is not my hobby so all I know is what I know that is in turn 9 year old information.
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