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Re: [T3] too much oil -vs- gas in oil

On Thu, 2006-04-13 at 21:19, Will McCreight wrote:

> My question then...should I be using strict 30 or 40 weight oil, a 
> multigrade oil (and if so, which weight(s)), or something else?  The big 
> reason I made the switch to a thicker oil had to do with the incessant 
> oil light flicker after installing the VDO dual sensor so I could add an 
> oil pressure gauge.  Is it OK for the pressure to run at perhaps 5 psi 
> at idle, or should I be concerned?  Back when I was just an "idiot" with 
> the light only, I didn't give it a thought, but now with oil 
> pressure/temp/vacuum/voltage/tach (and considering CHT), I am getting a 
> feel for what happens when, relatively speaking.  Making an oil weight 
> choice based on a gauge reading may not be a wise decision...open to 
> opinions.
When I was at the dealers, we used 30W in the summer and 20W20 in the
winters. This is in the upper midwest. We did not recommend the multi
weights, but this was in the early days of multi weights. 
I personally use 10W 30 Mobile 1 in my air cooled engines, and my wifes
new car.

Russ Wolfe
'71 FB AT
'66 FB MT
'64 T34 (not running)
'65 T1 (not running)
'05 KIA Sorento SUV

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