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#1 blatant


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Posted 23 December 2005 - 02:45 AM

What oil do you all run? Not brands but viscosity and why?
I'm in AZ right now and tend to run 10w-30 given who hot it is and how cold it never gets? I'll change it prior to the long drive, should i do the cross country on 1030 and then go to 530 or just put 530 in for the cc part. 2800 miles at approximately 80mph?

any thoughts thx

#2 tunered


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Posted 23 December 2005 - 04:37 AM

if you have under 100,000 on the car i would run the 10-30 cc,and then go to 5w30,i live in eastern ohio and maybe it will get below 0,north of here it gets 10-15 below sometimes.the 5w30 will insure starting in that cold. if you have over 100,000 i would run 10w40 cc,jmho. ed

#3 hklaine


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Posted 23 December 2005 - 06:09 AM

I have 140k on mine, 5w30 all year round. Of course I resealed my engine last year and I don't burn much oil. These might affect your oil choice. Just my $0.02.


#4 Ranger83


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Posted 23 December 2005 - 06:50 AM

Where in New England? It's only gone below zero in Boston once in the last few years, but my relatives in VT get down to -25 F pretty regularly.

That said, in my old OBW's we used Castrol High Mileage 5-30 in winter and 10-40 in Summer.

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