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Old 01-16-2013, 01:37 PM   #110 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by wyatta4 View Post
Anyone have input on my question a few posts up about oil?..

Taking a trip to Oregon (about 500 Miles one way) and I want to change my oil before I go..
The common wisdom here is that synth is always better than the dino (watch someone contradict that now). I have run with the mobil fuel economy 0w-30. And currently 5w-30 (only because of availability). In cold the lighter oil will circulate more quickly. Some guys think it helps FE. I'll be reconsidering soon what to do when I do my next oil change.
See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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