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Old 03-06-2007, 07:47 PM   #1
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Used synthetic oil...can I go back to regular?

I've heard this a thousand times that once you use synthetic oil, it's not good to go back to regular oil. I was in a hurry and could only find synthetic for the 50, and I've used it ever since.
I prefer the thicker oil for the fifty though. Is it really THAT bad to switch back?
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I've heard this a thousand times that once you use synthetic oil, it's not good to go back to regular oil. I was in a hurry and could only find synthetic for the 50, and I've used it ever since.
I prefer the thicker oil for the fifty though. Is it really THAT bad to switch back?
yes all of the modern synthetic will let you go back. Some of the early ones swell the seals or shrunk them.
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:56 PM   #3
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How long have you been using synthetic? You can have clutch issues if you have been running it for to long and switch back. Otherwise you can go back but I would not keep changing them because that tends to cause problems as well.
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:40 AM   #4
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I'd say I've done about 3-5 oil changes with synthetic...
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Yes you can switch back.
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:13 AM   #6
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Just try to avoid flip flopping between the types and you should be okay.
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