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i drive my car pretty hard and i was wondering what oil i should use? this will be my second oil change. i got 3500 miles now. should i use synthetic? what kind? 5w? 10w? 15w? 20,30,40,50? need help please
 

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Let's see. Winter in Michigan, I'd say stick with 5W20. All 5W20's are a blend of synthetic and petroleum oil.
 

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Your engine is broken in. I would go with a 5-30w synthetic, may it be Mobile One, or .... It will still flow like the 5-20 when cold, but you will have the added wear protection of a 30w.

When I get between 3500-4000 miles on her, I will be switching to Mobile One. :smile:
 

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5W30 is rated at 5 viscosity at 30 degrees whereas 5W20 is 5 viscosity down to 20 degrees. Big difference in colder climates. In the summer, it's a different story. You can go with a higher temp rating, but would still need the 5 viscosity to insure the top end gets oil quickly on start-up.
 
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