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Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Michigan
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Steve,
I don't have too much experiance, but of what I have I will share.
I had a 1991 Dodge Stealth, I ran 10W-30 in the summer and 5W-30 in the winter. That car ran for 170,000 miles of me driveing it hard (I was 18 when I got it). I changed the oil between 3-4k miles and never had a problem with the engine. At 170k I traded the car in. I used any major brand of oil.
I had a 1967 Mustang with a 1974 351 Windor engine in it. The only oil that would keep oil pressure going in that was 10W-40. Thats all I ran, and that engine worked great. Had other problems though.
My new cars 1999 Explorer and 1998 Escort I run 10W-30 in the summers and 5W-30 in the winter.
I haven't gotten my Porsche to run yet, however I have 0W-30 oil planned to put in it. I plan on this because it is a air cooled engine, and like my moter cycle cools using the oil. Therefor I feel that the thicker oil will help heat travel out of the block and to the oil cooler better then thinner oil.
I do live in Michigan, and will drive my "summer" cars until the first snowfall. Then because of the salt they go in the garage. I'm adding this in so you know that I will drive the car in cold weather.
As far a warming up the car, I don't have much helpful input there for ya, sorry.
Old 10-19-1999, 04:11 AM
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