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Project: Synthetic Oil


This page describes C34 owners' lubrication system upgrade projects.
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Synthetic Oil

I have been using 5W-50 Castrol Syntec oil for the past several years now. Since synthetic oil is a "pure" oil' ,i.e., no detergents, no additives, low moisture adsorption, etc., I felt it perfect for my universal 25xp. I'm also noticing that the engine runs cooler even with all the upgrades, for example, 15x10 three blade prop and Powerline 130 Amp alternator. Any comments? (hjrecla@erols.com)

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Last modified by Phil Imhof, Wednesday, August 11, 2004 . Copyright 2001 by Catalina 34 International Association.  All rights reserved.