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#1 (permalink) Old 05-19-2005, 01:37 PM
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Hi,

I have a 320 from 1991 "230.000km"


Which oil should I use for my motor?

Castrol RS 10W-60
Or
Castrol GTX3 15W-40
or someother?

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i assume you have been using non synthetic oil correct? if so than for summer months a nice 10-60 would be awesome.

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I'm actually a fan of Mobil 1.... but yes for summer months a 10-60 or the other will work just fine...

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GTX... then whatever weight you want...use it... you'll love it... as much as you can love oil...

I always just use 10w-30... is that bad?
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I use Castrol 5W30 in the winter and Castrol 20W50 in the summer.
No synthetic for me.

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Originally posted by thekid@May 20 2005, 11:18 AM
GTX... then whatever weight you want...use it... you'll love it... as much as you can love oil...

I always just use 10w-30... is that bad?
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i always use 10w-30 castrol syntec (full synthetic) even in the heat of summer (today is 107 degrees, sunday will be 112)

i only would use that low weight of oil if using synthetic though. regular motor oil, well, thats just a $4 risk i'm not willing to take.

if i wanted to run a car with non-synthetic oils, and be a cheapass.. i'd buy a kia.

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