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#4580785 - 11/21/17 08:03 AM The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used?
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
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Loc: Michigan
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
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#4580787 - 11/21/17 08:07 AM Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: ZZman]
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5w20.
Sae60.
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#4580789 - 11/21/17 08:11 AM Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: ZZman]
Ducked Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
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Loc: Taiwan
Difficult to answer with multigrades, but perhaps

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

Heavy SAE40 or 20W50

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#4580794 - 11/21/17 08:20 AM Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: ZZman]
Gebo Offline


Registered: 09/18/02
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Loc: VA
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....
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#4580800 - 11/21/17 08:26 AM Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: ZZman]
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20W-50 in my 3.0LX Mercruiser.....5W-20 in the newest Honda.
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#4580806 - 11/21/17 08:30 AM Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: ZZman]
sohccammer427 Offline


Registered: 12/11/06
Posts: 51
Loc: North Carolina, USA
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.
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#4580810 - 11/21/17 08:35 AM Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 08/21/08
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
Racing: 60wt / 60wt
In PCMO Oils: 20w50 / 0w20
Diffs: 140wt
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#4580818 - 11/21/17 08:46 AM Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: StevieC]
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Registered: 09/01/15
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Loc: Malaysia
Monograde 140 in winter ?

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#4580831 - 11/21/17 09:04 AM Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 06/04/02
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Loc: Texas
0w20 in my Honda
20w50 in my MGB
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#4580833 - 11/21/17 09:04 AM Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: ZZman]
fenixguy Offline


Registered: 02/08/17
Posts: 307
Loc: NC
0w-20 in '01 Civic.

15w-40 in mower.
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#4580838 - 11/21/17 09:13 AM Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: ZZman]
PiperOne Offline


Registered: 10/25/17
Posts: 184
Loc: 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
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#4580873 - 11/21/17 09:56 AM Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 10/09/04
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Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
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.
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#4580878 - 11/21/17 09:59 AM Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: ZZman]
MCompact Offline


Registered: 07/21/02
Posts: 4113
Loc: KY
!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
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#4580893 - 11/21/17 10:27 AM Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: PiperOne]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
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)
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#4580894 - 11/21/17 10:28 AM Re: The heaviest and lightiest oil u have used? [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
Oh, my old Shovelhead used to get straight 70W (I think it was Rev-Tech or Kendall)
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