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Originally Posted by Capnemo View Post
I appreciate all the posts but no one really answered the question about whether modern fill synthetic oils tend to leak less.

If you have a leak, it is Possible for that leak to get worse with a change of oil. Doesn't matter if you change brands but stay dino, or change from dino to synthetic.

Having a "minor" leak that's minor because of all the sludge on the inside isn't exactly more desirable than having a bigger leak. Clearly, neither are ideal. Take your chances or don't, but there's no guarantee that the next time you change the oil you won't have worse leaks.

As for the idea that All leaks get worse with a switch to synthetic, that's false. It's 100% dependent on why and where it's leaking. A cracked and worn valve cover gasket is going to leak regardless of the oil and it's not going to leak More just because that oil is now synthetic.
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