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Old 06-28-05, 05:48 AM
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I came from New england + we used 10w-40; in Maryland the place I took my car to recommended 5w-30. Does this sound accurate? I always thought the first # was for winter as you needed a low # so it woud be thin enough for the engine to handle in the cold and a higher number for the summer so it would not thin out due to excess friction.
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Old 06-28-05, 10:47 AM
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should say on the oil fill cap, most cars now use 5W-30 or 5W-20, 10W-40 is not recommended by most manufactures. 10W-40 can cause stuck piston rings.
 
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5w-30,or 10w-30 will do fine.
 
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Old 06-28-05, 11:57 AM
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I never looked on the oil fill cap but should have. I'll go with the 5w-30 + thanx.
 
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