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Who's used 0w-16 in something that doesn't spec it? #5264579 11/11/19 09:00 PM
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Anyone out there? Dr Haas??

Re: Who's used 0w-16 in something that doesn't spec it? [Re: jqgz] #5264600 11/11/19 09:30 PM
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I’m sure some hypermiler has tried it. Trying to eek out every .001 mpg out of his gap taped, grille blocked Geo Metro with moon discs on the wheels.


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Re: Who's used 0w-16 in something that doesn't spec it? [Re: jqgz] #5264604 11/11/19 09:32 PM
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Add some fuel dilution and its water.
I could see HTHS dropping to 1.9 or 2.0, enough to cause more wear and maybe a spun bearing in about half the engines on the road.


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Re: Who's used 0w-16 in something that doesn't spec it? [Re: jqgz] #5264606 11/11/19 09:33 PM
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I'd like to get my hands on some to blend with my voluminous 0W-30 HDEO stockpile. Hopefully giving me something close to 0W-20 spec-wise.


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Re: Who's used 0w-16 in something that doesn't spec it? [Re: jqgz] #5264608 11/11/19 09:39 PM
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Maybe when all the 0w-16 spec’d cars start tossing rods out the sides of their block Autozone and Advance Auto will clearance the 0w-16 for $3.15 a jug.

*chuckles disturbingly*


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Re: Who's used 0w-16 in something that doesn't spec it? [Re: jqgz] #5264627 11/11/19 10:06 PM
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I'm pretty sure we recently had this discussion...

Re: Who's used 0w-16 in something that doesn't spec it? [Re: jqgz] #5264671 11/12/19 12:11 AM
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Just not a fan.....


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Re: Who's used 0w-16 in something that doesn't spec it? [Re: 69Torino] #5264696 11/12/19 01:33 AM
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Originally Posted by 69Torino
Maybe when all the 0w-16 spec’d cars start tossing rods out the sides of their block Autozone and Advance Auto will clearance the 0w-16 for $3.15 a jug.

Should be coming up quite quickly. Seeing as the factory engineers never tested it in anything beyond 5,000 miles.

Re: Who's used 0w-16 in something that doesn't spec it? [Re: jqgz] #5264704 11/12/19 02:22 AM
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Avoid sugar and 0W16 ...

I can see some hybrid/electric cars running 0W16. I assume the engine is never working hard and comes on once in a while and a very thin oil may come in handy ... They don't tow either.

My v8 truck recommends 0W20. It's getting 10W30 full synthetic. I must be losing 2¢ in fuel shocked2

Re: Who's used 0w-16 in something that doesn't spec it? [Re: 69Torino] #5264719 11/12/19 04:36 AM
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Originally Posted by 69Torino
Maybe when all the 0w-16 spec’d cars start tossing rods out the sides of their block Autozone and Advance Auto will clearance the 0w-16 for $3.15 a jug.

*chuckles disturbingly*

That will be an oil deal I'll be passing on. Truth be told nothing I own calls for it, and I wouldn't be mixing it with anything to make a Frankenbrew. I'm not about to try it in my 5W20 spec'd Jeeps. I headed in the other direction and went with 30 grade oils in them. wink


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Re: Who's used 0w-16 in something that doesn't spec it? [Re: jqgz] #5264785 11/12/19 07:28 AM
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I use 30’s in my 20’s as well. Have a couple rides that spec 20 and a couple that spec 30. Feel like I’m doing the cars that spec 20 a favor by only stocking 5w-30 oil.


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Re: Who's used 0w-16 in something that doesn't spec it? [Re: OilUzer] #5264848 11/12/19 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by OilUzer
Avoid sugar and 0W16 ...

I can see some hybrid/electric cars running 0W16. I assume the engine is never working hard and comes on once in a while and a very thin oil may come in handy ... They don't tow either.

My v8 truck recommends 0W20. It's getting 10W30 full synthetic. I must be losing 2¢ in fuel shocked2

My sons GMC Denali calls for 0-20 and he uses M1 0-20EP with outstanding results at 12-15K OCIs and he lives in Florida. I use 20 wt M1 oils for the long engine life I get, smooth operation, and great performance in very cold temps. My last three Ford engines have logged some 505K.

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Re: Who's used 0w-16 in something that doesn't spec it? [Re: jqgz] #5264862 11/12/19 09:30 AM
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I was going to put a quart of two of it in my Jeep Cherokee. It has 500 miles on the 15w-40 I put in it back in the spring. Winter is coming and I just can't make myself drain oil with such low mileage. But it isn't leaking so I don't have any to replace / top off.


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Re: Who's used 0w-16 in something that doesn't spec it? [Re: tig1] #5264866 11/12/19 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by tig1
Originally Posted by OilUzer
Avoid sugar and 0W16 ...

I can see some hybrid/electric cars running 0W16. I assume the engine is never working hard and comes on once in a while and a very thin oil may come in handy ... They don't tow either.

My v8 truck recommends 0W20. It's getting 10W30 full synthetic. I must be losing 2¢ in fuel shocked2

My sons GMC Denali calls for 0-20 and he uses M1 0-20EP with outstanding results at 12-15K OCIs and he lives in Florida. I use 20 wt M1 oils for the long engine life I get, smooth operation, and great performance in very cold temps. My last three Ford engines have logged some 505K.


For engines cleared to use 0w16 or 0w20, it is fine. Around half of engines on the road would not do well on 0w16/0w20 though, for wear, and those engines were never designed for 0w16/20.

"2¢ in fuel" ? Reality is you're paying about 4¢ per gallon more in gasoline at current prices using 10w30 instead of the specification 0w20. I'd use 10w30 for towing though.


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Re: Who's used 0w-16 in something that doesn't spec it? [Re: jqgz] #5264930 11/12/19 11:07 AM
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Maybe my Sienna can get 16.6mpg instead of 16.5mpg in these cold months.


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