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Old 04-12-2002, 11:54 AM
ctaylor738 ctaylor738 is offline
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It sounds to me like you are worrying about normal oil pressure behavior. Oil gets hot, thins out, pressure drops. Power steering engages, engine RPM's drop for a second, oil pressure drops. What you need to watch for is a sudden drop in pressure at equivalent conditions and of course listen for any engine noise.

20/50 is probably a good bet for the warmer months. At least it will make you feel better. I have never been able to get an answer to whether or not it improves lubrication.

I would stay away from synthetics because of expense and potential leaks.
Chuck Taylor
Falls Church VA
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