30W or 40W ?

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‘09 Chevy 2500HD 6.0 gas. 100,000 miles, doesn't use any oil. It has always had 5w-30. However, 95% of miles are now going to be used for light towing (3,000 lbs). Stick with 5w30 or move to a 40w?
 
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With a good synthetic you can even do 8k intervals with that load. I know because our GM work trucks with the same engine go 8k with a [censored] of alot more weight and UOA had always come looking good at that interval, the guys at BS even said to go for 10k OCI.
 
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For that engine, 3,000 lbs is not huge. I was towing 7,000 lbs on my 08 3/4 ton 6.0 engine, requiring 3,5000 rpm up grades. Under summer conditions ( and possibly higher oil temps) I switched to 5w40. Going back to 5w30 this fall. After 10 years of using synthetic 5w30, I'm closing in on 200,000 miles. Runs great.
 
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