SYNTHETIC VS. REGULAR OIL

  • Tiny
  • Charles Adams
  • Chevrolet Corvette

My wife took our Corvette for an oil change
not realizing that it needed synthetic oil.
Now that it has regular oil in it, can I change
back to synthetic oil without damaging the
engine? We have a 1998 Corvette automatic
2 wheel drive.

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Tuesday, May 29th, 2007 AT 5:32 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Rudpro
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Yes you can change back to synthetic without hurting the engine. Synthetic oil gives better protection, that's why they want you to use it.

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Monday, June 4th, 2007 AT 8:37 PM
  • Tiny
  • P.R.
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Changing back to synthetic oil should not be a problem in a vette. The real reason synthetic oil is used is for cooling. As far as I know, and I'm not an expert on this, you can use regular oil if you install an oil cooler. But as to where on a vette. I have NO idea.

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Friday, June 22nd, 2007 AT 2:34 AM
  • Tiny
  • corvette4+3
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Corvette4+3wrote.
[quote]my corvette mech told me using synthetic oil is good it's thinner and costly vs 10/30 which is cheaper and work just as good dosen't effect my high speeds so don't get alarm what ever works best for you.

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Sunday, September 30th, 2007 AT 5:52 PM

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