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Old 04-27-2001, 10:19 AM
MikeyE430 MikeyE430 is offline
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I, too thought the large spread between the numbers on oil was not desirable. Maybe that is only for petroleum-based oils. The way it was explained to me is that the 0w lets the oil flow immediately especially when the engine is cold. Then, it thickens up under heat to the 40. I guess I will go with it. I notice that many manufacturers are recommending 5w30 and 0w30, etc. Hopefully this thread will get some more comments and discussion going. Us Benz guys will argue and discuss oil until we die I guess.
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