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Show us your manual and tell us what oil you use #4098091 05/16/16 09:23 AM
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My 2003 Impala with the 3.4L engine (128,000 miles) specifies 5W-30 oil in the manual (see below), and I am currently using Mobil 1 5W-30. I see no reason to vary from the recommended oil weight. Startup rattle is minimal, and seems to have improved over the years for some reason. I don't think it has ever had anything but 5W-30.


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The OM for my 530i is not very helpful. It basically asks you to use "BMW High Performance Synthetic" and mentions the approved grades are 5w-30 and 5w-40. If you dig a little deeper, you'll know they want you to use BMW LL-01 approved oil, which is what I used to run up until this most recent oil change, when I decided to try an HM oil to see if it'd help reduce some of the slight dripping I've got. I picked Castrol Edge HM 10w-40 because it at least meets ACEA A3/B4 spec on which the LL-01 spec is baselined.

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For the Gen Coupe



Currently 5w30 M1 EP, have used 0w30 M1 and 0w40 M1 before.

For the Accent



Currently use 5w30 M1 HM. Have used M1 0w20 AFE and 0w20 EP.


2008 Hyundai Accent 1.6L 5 sp manual hatchback
2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Track 2L Turbo 6sp manual
Re: Show us your manual and tell us what oil you use [Re: AuthorEditor] #4098140 05/16/16 10:25 AM
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For the Genesis it looks like you could use almost anything, assuming the temperature was above 0F. One thing about winter grade oil is that no matter what the average temperature might be, you don't want to be starting the engine with too thick an oil on that one 20-below zero day. Here in upstate New York it is not unknown to have two weeks where it rarely gets above 0 and it might be down to 30 or more below zero at night. In the good old days of 10W-40 dino oils a lot of cars would be very reluctant to start after a night like that.

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Re: Show us your manual and tell us what oil you use [Re: AuthorEditor] #4098148 05/16/16 10:36 AM
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My 04 honda civic ex specs 5w20. No other weight. Currently I'm using rp hps 5w20 as I had it laying around. It's time for another change and can't seem to decide what I want to use. I also live in upstate NY. Trying to decide on 0w20, 0w30, or 5w 20/30

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Re: Show us your manual and tell us what oil you use [Re: AuthorEditor] #4098151 05/16/16 10:38 AM
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My 2002 4.6L says to use 5w-20 period. It gives no temperature chart. So whether on the arctic circle or the equator that's what you must use.

My 1999 5.7L has a temp chart and recommends 5w-30 for ambient temps under 0 degF and up to 60 degF. But above 0 degF ambient it PREFERS that you use 10w-30. That's a poke in the eye for the thinner crowd.


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Re: Show us your manual and tell us what oil you use [Re: AuthorEditor] #4098158 05/16/16 10:43 AM
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For the Genesis it looks like you could use almost anything, assuming the temperature was above 0F. One thing about winter grade oil is that no matter what the average temperature might be, you don't want to be starting the engine with too thick an oil on that one 20-below zero day. Here in upstate New York it is not unknown to have two weeks where it rarely gets above 0 and it might be down to 30 or more below zero at night. In the good old days of 10W-40 dino oils a lot of cars would be very reluctant to start after a night like that.
They added 50 hp in 2013 for the 2L and changed the oil specs. My oil cap say 5w20 on both cars. Hyundai is cheap.



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Re: Show us your manual and tell us what oil you use [Re: AuthorEditor] #4098160 05/16/16 10:44 AM
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My 1999 5.7L has a temp chart and recommends 5w-30 for ambient temps under 0 degF and up to 60 degF. But above 0 degF ambient it PREFERS that you use 10w-30. That's a poke in the eye for the thinner crowd.

Yeah, I think that's pretty much the old default GM oil spec for a lot of their engines. Note in my manual it recommends 10W-30 for the 3.8L engine unless below 0 to 60 degrees too.

I'm trying to remember back when, but I think a lot of cars in the 80s-90s were 10W-30 specced.

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I'm using PU 5W30.



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Re: Show us your manual and tell us what oil you use [Re: AuthorEditor] #4098178 05/16/16 10:56 AM
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Used 15w40 in your engine before :p

Lexus says 5w or 10w30, use 10w as we have no winter. Jeep 10w 30 use 5w40/10w30
HD is 20w50/10w40 (?) r1 20w50 or 10w40, both get 15w40

Chevy is 5w10w or sae 30, use 0w40.

The area i live in requires nothing more than 10w30...unless the car is something special (air cool,turbo, heavy towing, drive in reverse uphill ?)

Looking at getting an Rx450h that asks for 0w20, and it too will get 10w30.


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0w20 I use 0w20 lately m1 [email protected]/qt. for 4-6month intervals



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Re: Show us your manual and tell us what oil you use [Re: AuthorEditor] #4098236 05/16/16 12:04 PM
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Probably the least picky manual out there, for my 2000 Toyota Camry. So far I've only use 5w30, but the next oil change I'm going wild. I'm gonna use Mobil 1 EP 10w30. Was $2 per quart, it'll be the most expensive oil I've ever put in this car. First oil change was Chevron Supreme HM I got for $0.50 per quart. Then it was Pennzoil HM (got for free) and then currently Pennzoil Platinum HM (got for free).



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2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 234k Mobil Super HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
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2015 Ford F-250 6.7L Powerstroke Diesel [14,500 miles with a 4.5-5K OCI; all of the fuel in my area contains biodiesel] - I use Chevron/Mobil/Shell 5W-40 synthetic in it most of the time, but have Kendall 15W-40 SynBlend in it now:





2014 Ford Explorer 3.5L TiVCT [38,800 miles with a 8-10K OCI; driven by iOLM] - I usually use M1 AFE 0W-20 (which meets Ford WSS-M2C945-A specification), but I have 5W-20 Pennzoil Ultra Platinum in it now (courtesy of Gena and Team SOPUS):



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2018 Mercedes Benz C300 2.0L Turbo [Pennzoil Platinum Euro 0W-40 & Mann filter]
Re: Show us your manual and tell us what oil you use [Re: 02s4audi] #4098345 05/16/16 02:18 PM
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How do you like th RP HPS? i have some in my stash to use.


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