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I have a new-to-me 02 beetle 2.0 and am just getting ready to change the oil. The previous owner had all service done at the dealership, and has records to prove it. I'm thinking about switching to semi synthetic of full synth. Do you think there will be any problems? Any suggestions. I know Mobil 1 is good stuff, but wasn't sure about switching this late.

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Yeah I did the switch to syntec at about 50K miles and there is really a big difference. I use Mobil 1 now (Castrol GTX before)
I would be interested in knowing the big difference too?
 

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Well, the biggest difference was noted in winter. Since it's always cold here, the engine takes less time to warm-up in the morning and that's really important here. Beside that, acceleration since I made the change is more responsive.
Don't know if it's really providing superior protection to the engine, but I'll not come-back to GTX.
Hope it's more clear now.
 
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