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Old 02-17-2002, 12:10 PM
stephenson stephenson is offline
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Is 5-30 a good weight for a 28 year old car with 117K?

It would seem an OK winter weight on the car new, but I would expect there would be a lot of seal drying and ring/valve stem seal wear that would drive one to consider a bit more viscous oil ...

Agree that 15-50 would be a good alternative - and, it still retain significant cold weather starting attributes ... ie does not thicken as much at low temps like dino oils do.
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former 1985 300 CD - great car
former 1981 300 TD - good car
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