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    Default what happens if you put non-synthetic oil in a car that's always used Mobil1

    So, I haven't changed my oil in like...forever. And I've had NO time lately to do it, I usually do it myself, but today I decided to go to this place called Mobil1 Express Lube and have them do it.

    I paid $52.00. Yes. I'm ashamed. But I got a free car wash lol.

    Anyways after biting my tongue when they told me what kind of filters they use (ugh) I went into the lounge and hung out. I was watching them for the most part but when I looked away and looked back, they were filling it with oil coming out of a Valvoline jug. I then ran in and was like "WTF?" and they pointed over to a few big barrels that had pumps on them, implying that they pumped Mobil1 into this Valvoline jug to pour into my car. But I'm not entirely certain they used Mobil1.

    So, since I let the oil change go for so long, and since I have a crappy filter on my car now (like a FRAM or something), I was only gonna run this oil for maybe 1000-1500 miles before changing it myself again.

    If it isn't synthetic in my car, like if they either weren't paying attention or just screwing me over, will that hurt my car at all?
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    Default Re: what happens if you put non-synthetic oil in a car that's always used Mobil1

    It should not be a problem. Ford doesn't mandate Mobil 1 and switching to a dino oil will not hurt your car. Plus if you are only going to run it for 1,000 miles I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.
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    Default Re: what happens if you put non-synthetic oil in a car that's always used Mobil1

    they probably did use synthetic, after all screwing over customers doesn't really help business any, and you could have been watching the whole time. At any rate, I'm pretty sure the answer to your question, is "God kills a kitten"
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    Default Re: what happens if you put non-synthetic oil in a car that's always used Mobil1

    it wont matter, it just needs to be changed at 3k.
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    Default Re: what happens if you put non-synthetic oil in a car that's always used Mobil1

    Fram filters are fine... and you should have gone to Walmart. Mobil1 = $32 and they don't put it into another bottle before it goes into your motor.
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    Default Re: what happens if you put non-synthetic oil in a car that's always used Mobil1

    Hmmm... this is second-hand experience, but switching from synthentic to natural oil in Batou's personal Tachikoma acted as a catalyst for the behavorial anomalies that began to manifest as sentience. Might wanna keep an eye on that.

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    Default Re: what happens if you put non-synthetic oil in a car that's always used Mobil1

    It will probably blow up. Or what Duc said.

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    Default Re: what happens if you put non-synthetic oil in a car that's always used Mobil1

    I dont know about that... lol
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