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Old 08-19-02, 11:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation 5w-30? 10w-30?...?

My 2.7L has 156K miles on it, I try to follow the manual to a T, but while purchasing some of the most expensive synthetic oil possible for it, the mechanic said that it would be better to go with 10W cause its thicker, for the higher milage engine? 5W or 10W ???
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Old 08-20-02, 03:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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5W all the way.
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Old 08-20-02, 08:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Follow the recomendations shown on the chart in your owner's manual.

The chart for '87 model year:

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Dino 5w-30 for me. I suspect you will notice more oil seepage with synthetic - not a big deal but you should be aware of it.
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10w 30

use mobil 1 for best results, or reg 10w 30, 5w*** is going to start the lifter's clicking noise
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use mobil 1 for best results, or reg 10w 30, 5w*** is going to start the lifter's clicking noise
Wow, you sure know what you're talking about, don't you?

5W is thinner, and will reduce the valve ticking.
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well if you leak lots of oil, you should go with a heavier oil. my friends car leaks a great amount of oil..looks like his car threw up on my driveway..anyways he uses 10w-40 and it stopped leaking oil.
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Instead of changing oil weight, why not repair the leaks? Most oil leaks are not that expensive to fix.
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Instead of changing oil weight, why not repair the leaks? Most oil leaks are not that expensive to fix.
I used to have oil leaks.
It was just the gaskets that needed to be replaced, side cover gaskets and the oil pan gasket.

It wasnt terribly cheap (since I did them all at once and took it to my mechanic), but I mean, it doesn't leak anymore.

Usually if your car is used to dinosaur oil and u change it to synthetic, you're gonna spring up some leaks, so closely monitor your oil consumption, once a week, or something like that.

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I agree with vince, it's 10w30 that gets my lifters ticking, with 5w30 the car will hold it's tongue for at least an extra 1000 ks.
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I agree with vince, it's 10w30 that gets my lifters ticking, with 5w30 the car will hold it's tongue for at least an extra 1000 ks.
I run 15W-40...no ticking here.
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does it tick with a lighter oil though?
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Old 08-20-02, 10:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
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My understanding of the ticking thing is that there are parts of the engine that are so tight that thicker oil has a hard time reaching those places. Someone on the forum stated that this is why a lighter oil 5w30 reduces the ticking. (who knows)
I once used 15w30 and my ticking got worse. I currently use 5w30 and a can of restore every other oil change and my ticking is gone.

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well Vince, maybe you are right, but may be NOT, i had the clicking noise for a while, it used to be worst right after an oil change with 5ws, 10ws was bad too, but not like 5ws, show me 1 place where it says lighter oil will reduce ticking noise, experience tells me the opposite.................cheers
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well Vince, maybe you are right, but may be NOT, i had the clicking noise for a while, it used to be worst right after an oil change with 5ws, 10ws was bad too, but not like 5ws, show me 1 place where it says lighter oil will reduce ticking noise, experience tells me the opposite.................cheers
Read the post above yours.
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