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by osolanog850 » 29 Nov 2008, 15:54
by MadeInJapan » 29 Nov 2008, 16:10
by osolanog850 » 29 Nov 2008, 16:33
MadeInJapan wrote:You live in a warm climate and have relatively few miles on both of your Volvo's. I would go w/ 10W30 Mobil-1 synthetic (not the high mileage stuff). Make sure and use a Volvo or a Mann filter- it will make a difference and also use an aluminum plug washer on the oil pan plug. All of these can be bought (minus the oil) from http://www.fcpgroton.com at a savings.
Dino= from dinosaurs...thus natural oil, not synthetic.
by MadeInJapan » 29 Nov 2008, 17:33
by SnookWhaler » 29 Nov 2008, 22:58
by osolanog850 » 30 Nov 2008, 00:12
SnookWhaler wrote:MIJ knows what he is talking about. Use a 10/30 weight synthetic. And the best filter you can find in your area.
The 20/50 weight oil does not have the "cold pumping properties" that the 10/30 does. The engine needs that lower # at start up to get good circulation throughout the oil gallery. Also, the heavier oil on the upper # will hurt your gas mileage and power considerably (you can feel the difference).
by SnookWhaler » 30 Nov 2008, 00:42
by MadeInJapan » 30 Nov 2008, 07:55
by volvomileage » 30 Nov 2008, 16:07
by osolanog850 » 01 Dec 2008, 03:52
volvomileage wrote:Mij is right
the 10w30 is the recommended oil grade...especially if its hot all round year
i use castrol's 10w30 synthetic in summer over here and use 5w50 synthetic in winter....its very cold in winter ...i get better cold pumpability with the 5w50
volvo dealerships use 5w30 all year round over here..and of course either the volvo branded filters or mann
by Japedo » 01 Dec 2008, 23:11
by MadeInJapan » 01 Dec 2008, 23:32
by instarx » 02 Dec 2008, 23:54
by SnookWhaler » 03 Dec 2008, 00:11