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5w30 or 10w30

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Yjryder, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Apr 4, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    Yjryder

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    I'm wondering which oil to use. 01 2.7 with 160,xxx miles. My buddy says to run 10w30 due to the high miles but I want to run 5w30 because that's what my car takes (05 Lexus es330) and it would be easier to buy the same oil for both vehicles. I will be running full synthetic and the p.o. Ran 5w30 in it the last time the oil was changed. I live in south Texas and yes it gets hot down here.
     
  2. Apr 4, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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  3. Apr 4, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    OH-MAN

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    You will be fine with the 5-30
     
  4. Apr 5, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    I agree with 077,but, 5w or 10w is in relation to cold starts(engine).
     
  5. Apr 5, 2011 at 4:54 PM
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    NAAC3TACO

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    +1. 5w30 thickens less when it cools, therefore it is better for cold starts than 10w30. Both weights are basically the same at operating temp.
     
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