Thread: Oil viscosity
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Old 02-06-2002, 06:34 AM
rickjordan rickjordan is offline
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Check the owner's manual for the proper weight. I doubt it will recommend 5W-30. Generally speaking, European cars call for the thick stuff. My neighbor's '91 Audi 100 calls for 15W-40 or 15W-50. For both of my Benzes the owner's manual says a good year-round oil would be 10W-40.
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