Thread: Oil viscosity
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Old 02-05-2002, 08:56 PM
AAL
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Oil viscosity

What viscosity is suggested for older engines, like my 73 450sl with 112,000 miles. I was using 20-50 dino, but a few days ago switched to 5-30 Mobil 1; this is what the mechanic suggested. I've noticed Valvoline markets an oil, non-synthetic, specifically for higher mileage engines (also, they market a similar ATF); does anyone have any experience with these products?

Also, the engine was slightly leaking before the change, and I think its leaking a very little bit more now. I had my heads retourqued today and I'll see how it goes.
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