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Old 01-02-2002, 07:24 PM
rickjordan rickjordan is offline
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I agree with Bo, about the "squeezing" 1 mpg out of the engine. The big push for 5W-30 is for fuel economy only. To the normal person, what's 1 mpg better fuel economy. However you multiply the 1 mpg times the number of cars GM builds, it adds up. Many owner's manuals even list 5W-30 as only good for up to 60 f. only. My father-in-laws '93 Subaru says not to use 5W-30 for temps above 20 degs. Personally, I'll take superior long term protection over fuel economy.
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