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What are advantages/disadvantages in switching from standard

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What are advantages/disadvantages in switching from standard 5W30 motor oil to Mobil 1 synthetic oil in my 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan with 117000 miles?
JA: When was your last oil change?
Customer: one year ago
JA: Are you fixing your Grand Caravan yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I used to fix cars,, but I am 84 years old now and do only oil changes.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 3 months ago.

Hello, let me review your request. Please stand by.

Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 3 months ago.

The advantage will be synthetic is a muc better oil and you can drive longer with it. Disadvantage will be, with high miles on the vehicle if the oil pump is weak, it may have issue building pressure with 5w30 weight oil. I will reommend high mileage 10w30.

Expert:  Gunvir Singh replied 3 months ago.

Do you have any other questions?