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post #16 of 17 Old 07-31-2011, 07:53 PM
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Eric: I have a few cases of Mobil 1 left over from when I had the Porsches. One case is Mobil 1 0-40 and the other is 5W-50....what viscosity do you use? Do you use a multi-grade? For those of us who live in moderate climates...Florida and the southern states, and here in central California....there aren't many drastic climate changes that would take us away from the range of the low 50s to the low 100s. Without the danger of freezing or low temps that might turn your oil to syrup when its cold...is there a need to run a multi-viscosity oil? I remember the older cars used to almost universally run a 20 or 30 weight oil. Perhaps it's just the manufacturer's way of ensuring that the engine is protected for a wide variety of driving conditions even though the car might never leave warmer climates of Florida or the gulf coast..
I use 5w30 - the only two recommended grades in the owners manual are 5w30 and 10w30. That's what I would stick with.

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I think if I were in Florida or a similar hot climate I'd run the 10/30. For consistent hotter weather, it seems like it might be a good idea. Here in Colorado it works fine to run the 5/30.

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