Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,337
celicadragon
Specialist
celicadragon

Specialist
2002 Toyota Celica

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,337
Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 29, 11:15am - #338213 
synthetic oil

i have been using full synthetic oil in my gts and i heard that not using the reg factory iol it could cause problems i thought i was giving my engine something better can someone tell me if this is hurting the engine

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,696
Polykarb
Metal Storm 2040
Polykarb

Metal Storm 2040
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,696
Tampa, Florida
Nov 29, 11:42am - #338214 
Whoever told you that is full of shit. Synthetic oil lasts longer, doesn't burn as fast, and it is more viscous than regular oil. You'll only be hurting your engine if you put synthetic oil in a brand new car.

Doesn't hurt to put WAY better oil in your 2002 GTS, just don't make it 10wieght untill you've reached 50K miles. thumbsup


FF TWINCAM BEAUTY: CELICA
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,337
celicadragon
Specialist
celicadragon

Specialist
2002 Toyota Celica

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,337
Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 29, 1:06pm - #338215 
oh ok thanks


respect the gt-s
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,337
celicadragon
Specialist
celicadragon

Specialist
2002 Toyota Celica

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,337
Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 30, 7:32am - #338216 
i thought they said something about the oil pump cant handle thicker than factory specs is synthetic thicker i though it was


respect the gt-s
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 5,346
spaztikid
dikitzaps
spaztikid
dikitzaps
1974 Toyota Celica

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 5,346
LA
Nov 30, 9:44am - #338217 
synthetic oil is the same viscosity as conventional oil of the same weight... it just doesnt lose its viscosity as quickly.

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,337
celicadragon
Specialist
celicadragon

Specialist
2002 Toyota Celica

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,337
Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 30, 12:45pm - #338218 
then would you reccomend to keep using it what do you use?


respect the gt-s
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 6
dracom
New Member
dracom

New Member

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 6
Georgia
Nov 30, 4:06pm - #338219 
Actually, synthetics are better when you start using them in newer engines. it's the way the seals kinda atune to it. i've seen cars that put in synthetic after using reg. oil for a very long time and end up blowing their seals. generally i say you need to start using it before 15k miles and don't switch back and forth, once you start using synthetic, stay with it cause it's bad for the engine to switch between the 2

Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,304
SLVCELI
Specialist
SLVCELI
2002 Liquid Silver Metall Toyota Celica GT
Specialist
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,304
West Chester, Ohio
Nov 30, 6:59pm - #338220 
Originally Posted by dracom
Actually, synthetics are better when you start using them in newer engines. it's the way the seals kinda atune to it. i've seen cars that put in synthetic after using reg. oil for a very long time and end up blowing their seals. generally i say you need to start using it before 15k miles and don't switch back and forth, once you start using synthetic, stay with it cause it's bad for the engine to switch between the 2


Im not saying your wrong, but why would switching between the two be bad for it.


[Linked Image]
BETWEEN WHO YOU ARE AND WHO YOU COULD BE
BETWEEN HOW IT IS AND HOW IT SHOULD BE
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 6
dracom
New Member
dracom

New Member

Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 6
Georgia
Nov 30, 8:43pm - #338221 
well, in the past, regular oil did not have additives that current synthetics have today. this caused seals to crack ever slightly. what prevented leaks was the oil "sludge" of older oils. it had a tendency to accumulate within these cracks which is why no leaks were seen. now add synthetic to that which is made of of smaller particles which are able to pass through these cracks easier which caused leaks.

now most modern synthetic oils have additives that keep the seals flexible and less prone to cracking. which is why i said you should start early with synthetics. keep them seals in good condition.

most regular oils now have the same additives, to help with seals.

but most regular oils can leave that burnoff "sludgelike" deposites in the engine still. synthetics are not nearly as bad about it.

mostly it's my opinion that if you start using synthetics to stay with it and not put regular oils in unless it's an emergency.

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,337
celicadragon
Specialist
celicadragon

Specialist
2002 Toyota Celica

Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,337
Pittsburgh, PA
Dec 1, 7:10am - #338222 
ok then i will keep using full syntetic but i dont know wht the previous owner did since i got the car at 16,000 miles for $17,000 so i dont know


respect the gt-s
Join the conversation - Register Now or Log In to add your comment


Moderated by  isaac 

Member Spotlight
sincere2883
sincere2883
2000 Toyota Celica
New York

Posts: 244
Joined: November 2003
Thanks: Toyota
Show All Member Profiles 
Shout Box
Recent Topics
E-brake and seized brake caliper
by osirhc17. 04/27/2017 10:27 AM
TradingGTS for GT what should I know.
by GTS25430. 04/24/2017 5:19 PM
Does 01' corolla struts swap in an 01' celica GT?
by Frostysnowman92. 04/24/2017 1:22 PM
WTB: 00-02 amp bypass harness
by MJ00GTS. 04/18/2017 7:36 PM
Does not seem to be much activity for the 5th gens???
by Coop301. 04/18/2017 7:51 AM
Cold wet weather hesitation
by GTS25430. 04/17/2017 6:15 AM
00-02 premium 8spkr 2din gps solutions?
by MJ00GTS. 04/17/2017 2:24 AM
WTB: valve assy, vacuum switch
by hydraea. 04/15/2017 5:32 PM
Customize Your Toyota Celica Privacy Policy · About · Contact
Privacy Policy · About · Contact
CelicaHobby.com is an independent Toyota Celica enthusiast website. CelicaHobby.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. in any way. The Toyota and Celica names and logos are trademarks owned by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
© CelicaHobby.com, 2001-2017
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Snapshot build 20170416)