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A short story, back in 1996, I took 1993 Silverado 4 miles away to Walmart for a synthetic oil change. The idiot forgot to put new oil in ! I drove for 4 miles with no oil in the engine before the oil pressure light came on. Needless to say, I was furious when I talked to the Store Manager. The engine would have been destroyed if it wasn't for the synthetic oil coating that was left behind. At 85k miles, I pulled the valve covers to replace a leaking gasket. There was no sludge visible at all. I will never use anything but full synthetic in all of my vehicles.
 

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I got the maintenance due soon message on the dash, 15% oil life. I'll be taking it to the dealer for this first oil change (5500 miles). Should I ask for synthetic oil or synthetic blend? When I had the factory tonneau installed when the truck was new, I asked the service advisor which oil they recommend. All he said was "it's up to you". He didn't know what the factory puts in the engine to begin with.
my dealer uses only full synthetic and suggest every 5k miles.
Toyota uses full synthetic and suggest every 10k miles.
my dealer said "you should see the oil after 5k".
they showed me. Man it was black.
full synthetic & filter $40. can't beat the price.
my oil is not black at 6000 miles .
 
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