1993 Ford Escort Conventional oil versus synthetic oil

Tiny
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  • 1993 FORD ESCORT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 184,000 MILES
What's your advise on using synthetic oil in this car that has had frequent oil and filter change at 184000 on the tach? Also I noticed on 2 occasions within 2 weeks on starting there is blue smoke comming from the pipe then it goes away. I havent seen it lately, could it be oil seals? Whats your take on that.
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Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 AT 12:29 PM

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JAMES W.
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The blue smoke you're seeing is probably oil weeping past the valve seals and collecting on the valve heads or piston tops. With almost 200K on the engine, I would expect this as normal wear. Most Escorts didn't live long enough to see the kind of mileage you have. I commend you.
As far as chanding to a synthetic, you've gone this far with what you're using, I wouldn't switch now. Hope this helps
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Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 AT 3:34 PM

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