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Old 03-14-2001, 11:40 AM
Jim Anderson Jim Anderson is offline
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And another thing...

I also use single viscosity 30 weigh. From the engine class I took I was told the additives they add to oil to split the viscosity are bad for an engine, but not as bad as starting a cold engine with thick oil. Living in sunny southern California it doesn’t get cold enough to warrant a multi-viscosity oil. My Mercedes manuals shows 30 weight is okay above 32 F, and that only happens once or twice a year here. Plus the car is in a garage, the coldest it sees is 50 degrees.
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5 speed '85 Peugeot 505 2.5l Turbo Diesel 266,000 mi. (old car, fast for a diesel, had 2 others)
5 speed '01 Jetta V6 (new wifes car, pretty quick)
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