[DML] Re: best engine oil
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[DML] Re: best engine oil

You should probably do a search of the list and find all the other discussions about oil. Everyone has their opinion. Same thing goes for filters.

I use 5w-40 synthetic (Valvoline). If I were to use conventional oil I would use a 10w-40 (major brand). I'm looking for cold engine oil flow with high temp protection. In my experience - conventional oils "thin-out" sooner than synthetic oils. I would be afraid to run 20w-50 in any climate where the temp goes below 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Phoenix for example would probably be a candidate for the 20w-50.

Synthetic is better than conventional oil - that's a given these days but, the blends are probably as good a protection as you need if you do reasonable maintenance. My use of synthetic is probably over-kill. However, in the auto trans, synthetic is probably a necessity - a blend at the very least should be used.

Harold McElraft - 3354

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Faded N Jaded <fadednjaded@...> wrote:
> Dear fellow De Lorean owners,
> For years I have been using Valvoline 20-50 in my De Lorean. The engine has less than 20,000 miles.
> When our engines were selected for our cars I don't beleive that synthetic oils were available. Is there reason to believe that one of these synthetic oils will do a better job at protecting our engines or should I continue to use the same oil and the same weight that I have been using?
> If there is a good reason to switch to one of the synthetic oils, what weight do you suggest?
> What is your favorite oil?
> I will appreciate any thoughts on this. 
> You may write me off list, if you wish. 
> Faded   
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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