This one seems better. I like the poll.
When I've changed the oil before 5k, it looks as clean as it went in. The one time I went longer than that and it looked pretty dirty. But it was the first time I'd used mobil1 synthetic. So I assume it cleaned up after the conventional oil.
How many miles did you have when you made the transition?
I bought my white truck with 167k on it. I believe that first round of synthetic was its first.
The synthetic that came out of my my old Silver 90k mile 100 was as clean as new after 3-5k miles. The oil coming out of the white truck has been cleaner since the first time.
I think there is a lot of witch doctor advice about synthetic vs non. I've read that it doesn't matter. You can even mix the two if you want.
Hmmm thanks for the feedback Klaus. I may give it a shot, but I just have the 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' mindset to overcome.
Good thing you aren't fixing anything then, by switching to synthetic. You're improving the lifeblood you are providing your Cruiser. It's definitely a good idea for you to switch over to synthetic. It's worth reading up on, there is a lot of misinformation still floating around about synthetic oil surprisingly.
I <3 silver jugs of Mobil 1.
I change at 5K and use Mobil 1 Synthetic and it is very dark at 5K. I started using synthetic at 65K so don't have a baseline of what it looked like previously with whatever type of oil was used.