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Old 07-15-2017, 03:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: Oil choice for 1200C pickup.

what engine? what kind of temp range do you drive in? (ambient)

i have a 304 v8 that's primarily driven off road. i run straight 30wt. my normal temp is 60 to 100 deg. F. 15-40 is also popular.

i wouldn't run 10-30w here, it's too thin for the temp and more prone to leak out. the same can be said for synthetic. it is slipperier than conventional oil and will usually make any leaks you have worse.
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