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what makes synthetic oil "synthetic".

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by colbystephens, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. colbystephens

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    how is it different from dino oil?
     
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    you're kidding, right? :rolleyes:
     
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    syn‧thet‧ic/sɪnˈθɛt[​IMG]ɪk/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[sin-thet-ik] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
    –adjective 1.of, pertaining to, proceeding by, or involving synthesis (opposed to analytic). 2.noting or pertaining to compounds formed through a chemical process by human agency, as opposed to those of natural origin: synthetic vitamins; synthetic fiber. 3.(of a language) characterized by a relatively widespread use of affixes, rather than separate words, to express syntactic relationships: Latin is a synthetic language, while English is analytic. Compare analytic (def. 3), polysynthetic (def. 1). 4.Also, syn‧thet‧i‧cal. Logic. of or pertaining to a noncontradictory proposition in which the predicate is not included in, or entailed by, the subject. 5.not real or genuine; artificial; feigned: a synthetic chuckle at a poor joke. 6.Jewelry. a.noting a gem mineral manufactured so as to be physically, chemically, and optically identical with the mineral as found in nature. b.(not in technical use) noting a gem mineral manufactured and pigmented in imitation of a natural gemstone of that name. –noun 7.something made by a synthetic, or chemical, process. 8.synthetics. a.substances or products made by chemical synthesis, as plastics or artificial fibers. b.the science or industry concerned with such products.
     
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    yeah, i'm familiar w/ the definition. what i was actually looking for, tho i didn't specify too well, was what are the compounds which make up synthetic oil? how is it made and how is the manufacturing process different from that of dino oil.
     
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    and you're going to ask a bunch of truck guys a question like that? might try some sort of chemists board or something.
     
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    yep. some of the other guys on here are pretty smart dudes.
     
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    I could ask the old man if you really want the chemist angle....

    j
     
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    the base oils are what make them different. the additive packages aren't that different.

    dino oil base stock comes out of the ground...........

    synthetic oil base stock come out of a labratory test tube...........and how and what are in it is probably a trade secret.
     
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    Instead of the real dinosaurs they use those plastic ones to make it.
     
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    :haha::haha::haha::haha::haha:
     
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    They modify comventional oil and arange the molculesto give it alayering effect like 2 lines drawn next to each other verses conventional oils which are not uniform in they molecular structure and there fore break down and disperse under lower heat temps than conventianal oils. There is more but I hate describing things.

    I am pretty sure all that is correct or is what I was taught when Mobil One and Amzoil came out years ago. they had us take training classes to try and push selling the stuff and getting it into the market.
     
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    theres no conventional oil in a synthetic base oil.
     
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    yeah, i'm pretty curious, so that would be pretty cool.
     

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