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The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? #4580785
11/21/17 09:03 AM
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ZZman Offline OP
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What is the heaviest and lightiest motor oils you have used in your rides?

Mine is a 20-50 in my motorcycle and a 5-20 in the cars


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Amsoil Metric 10w-40
Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: ZZman] #4580787
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
5w20.
Sae60.


02 Wrangler durablend 10w40
87 F250 traveler 15w40
04 Tahoe super-s 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
57 case tractor 15w40
Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: ZZman] #4580789
11/21/17 09:11 AM
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Taiwan
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Difficult to answer with multigrades, but perhaps

Light : 15W40, or 2-stroke, especially when premixed

Heavy SAE40 or 20W50

Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: ZZman] #4580794
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OW30
15W40

With my cars I stay between 5W30 and 10W40 now.

I “fuss” with my Son-in-law for using 0W20 in his 2016 4 Runner. LOL. Cmon, she’s still my Daughter....


'98 LEX LS400 280K
'00 LEX GS300 195K
'02 4Runner 225K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'06 Toyota Highlander 145K
'09 Lex IS350 85K
'07 Lex GX470 58K
Amsoil in all engines, transmissions and differentials

Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: ZZman] #4580800
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20W-50 in my 3.0LX Mercruiser.....5W-20 in the newest Honda.


01 Supercrew Lariat 4X4
06 Accord EX-L V6
14 CRV EX-L (RIP) 2018 CRV EX-L
Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: ZZman] #4580806
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I've used straight 70w (Kendall Nitro 70) in a cast iron cylinder Harley Shovel head engines. Seems straight 60w and 70w was what everyone was running in those engines. Air cooled, cast iron jugs, somewhat loose bearing clearances, 90+ degree temps made for some thick oil requirements.


2015 VW Passat TDi 6 Speed Manual
2017 Colorado Duramax
Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: ZZman] #4580810
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Ontario, Canada
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Ontario, Canada
Racing: 60wt / 60wt
In PCMO Oils: 20w50 / 0w20
Diffs: 140wt


'18 Highlander - AMSOIL SS 0w20 / ATF / Severe Gear
'06 Santa Fe - 535,000km AMSOIL SS 0w30 / ATF (R.I.P)
Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: StevieC] #4580818
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Monograde 140 in winter ?

Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: ZZman] #4580831
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Bud Offline
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0w20 in my Honda
20w50 in my MGB


2016 Honda Pilot EX-L with NAV.....Mobil 1 0w20 AFE and Ultra XG7317
Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: ZZman] #4580833
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0w-20 in '01 Civic.

15w-40 in mower.


'16 Frontier SV 4x4-PP/Nissan OEM
'08 CR-V EX AWD-Valvoline Syn MaxLife/Fram TG
'01 Civic EX-Valvoline Syn MaxLife/Fram UG
'00 Civic LX-PYB/Fram UG
Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: ZZman] #4580838
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A Highway Near You
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A Highway Near You
Light - 0w30 in a few diesels
Heavy - put some 50 and a few gallons of Lucas in an old loader with a 2 stroke Detroit to sell it with good oil pressure once


HDEO in Diesel Engines. No spark plugs here.
Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: ZZman] #4580873
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
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0W20 Magnatec in my 4.6 in winter (usually with a quart or 2 of 5W30), straight 70 back in the day in a dying Chevy 230 six cylinder.


06 Ram 3500 CTD 4X4(FG Venturi), 93 GMC C3500 6.2, 89 F-450 7.3, 98 XJ 4.0(XG8A), 05 xB(XG3600), 18 Transit 3.7, 03 Merc Grand Marquis 4.6 2V(XG2)
Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: ZZman] #4580878
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!5W-50 in my BMWs with M30 or S38 motors
0W-30 in the N55 in my 2er and N12 in the wife's Clubman


Mine:
2014 M235i
1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

Wife's:
2009 Cooper Clubman

Son's
2009 328i

Buy what makes you smile...
Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: PiperOne] #4580893
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Waco, TX
Linctex Offline
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Originally Posted By: PiperOne

Heavy - put some 50 and a few gallons of Lucas in an old loader with a 2 stroke Detroit to sell it with good oil pressure once


I had an old Chevy truck that burned a quart every 25 miles.
At one time, the entire crankcase was 100% thick stuff like STP, Smoke-B-Gone, and Lucas.
That got expensive, so I started feeding it the thickest, blackest, gooiest old used diesel oil I could find.(free)


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: ZZman] #4580894
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Waco, TX
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Oh, my old Shovelhead used to get straight 70W (I think it was Rev-Tech or Kendall)


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
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