Amazon Cyber Monday 2020
IPD sale XeMODeX - Experts in Volvo Electronics

Get email notification of topic replies. Log in or register (free). Amazon Link Buy anything with this and it helps MVS!

Oil - What weight do you use? (Please forgive me for asking...)

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

Posts: 14
Joined: Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:42 am
Year and Model: 2008 c30
Location: indiana
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: Oil - What weight do you use? (Please forgive me for asking...)

Post by projectsmorol »

Driven racing oil DT40. The type of oil you choose should come down to how, where and when the vehicle is driven.
How: heavy foot, track days
Where: tons of city driving vs mostly highway etc.
When: Is it primarily a summer car? or does it see four seasons? Are you willing to change the oil to match the driving conditions?

This is why most major branded oils cover such a wide range of the above. They are your best all around choice. Look at you owners
manual. They will recommend proper oils. They usually recommend a brand but choose something within your budget. Don't mix oils of different brands, viscosity etc. Try to use the same oil for longer periods. If your vehicle uses a little oil...when you do a change make sure to have a quart or two extra, 1 for trunk 1 for shop or garage as a back up.
2008 C30:
Darton wet sleeves|CP Carrillo pistons&rods|Upgraded injectors|K16 turbo|3"downpipe|ELEVATE:cat back|custom intake|turbo intercooler hard pipe|lower motor mount|turbo blanket|intake plenum|downpipe wrap|dual bypass valve|lowering springs|rear camber arms|do88 FMIC|Porche 70mm TB|BMC air filter|MAF upgrade|Turbosmart waste gate|meth injection|IPD brake lines|NGK iridium 1 step colder|APR head studs|AEM AFR/Boost Gauge|Hilton Tuning
User avatar
Posts: 433
Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:25 pm
Year and Model: 1995 850
Location: St. Louis Missouri
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 44 times

Re: Oil - What weight do you use? (Please forgive me for asking...)

Post by callahanoffroad »

abscate wrote: Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:55 am
I'm not sure the controversy over what constitutes a "full synthetic" motor oil matters. Seems like a semantic distinction
It’s like filling up at Sunoco, the official gas of NASCAR, to get that extra 15 HP

Pretty much any oil over Crisco, with a good interval, will make a Volvo engine outlive the car.
Which is really saying something bc I've yet to see a rusty 850 body that has been even lightly maintained.
Author, Chef, and Shade Tree Mechanic

1995 Volvo 850, Non-Turbo, VVIS, LH FI, Green, 215,000 miles. B5254FS engine. Herman. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=84393

1996 Volvo 850, died at 280,000

Founder of: CookingForChemo.Org

Read my Silly Comic Book at:
Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Last post