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Old 09-26-2013, 11:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys!
Can anyone tell me if they have changed from 10w30 oil grade to 20w50 or 10w40.
The reason I ask is my mechanic said to change to 20w50 but I'm unsure and castrol website recommends 10w40 so I'm lost

Any help would be grateful,

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Use the recommendation in your Owner's Manual, adjusted for the season / climate / temperatures that the vehicle operates in.

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Thanks Max.
Trouble is, I can find grade ok here in nz but api isn't same as what manual states.
Hence the reason I ask whether I could change it to another grade or not. The temp where I live is a average of 12 degrees in winter and 27 degrees in summer if this helps anyone?

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The API specified in the manual will be long out of date - however - the newer spec is generally backward compatible, so if your owner's manual calls for an SJ and all you can find is SL, or SN, go right ahead and use them - I would however suggest you stay as close as you can to the grade specified, which is probably a 10w30 for the temperatures mentioned
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Thanks Fordem,
I'm out voted two to one so I'll keep with 10w30 and use api sn.

Thank you both again for your time and positive answers on my first post on forum!

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