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Pennzoil 10w35 !!

On Thu, 15 Feb 1996, Peter Henriksen wrote:

> I'd avoid using it (see the excerpt from the oil FAQ below), and rather 
> use different oils for different seasons if necessary.
> - peter, peterhe@microsoft.com, wa
> *** From the oil FAQ ***
> Multi viscosity oils work like this: Polymers are added to a light base
> (5W, 10W, 20W), which prevent the oil from thinning as much as it warms
> up. At cold temperatures the polymers are coiled up and allow the oil to
> flow as their low numbers indicate. As the oil warms up the polymers begin
> to unwind into long chains that prevent the oil from thinning as much as

	I just got back my second oil analysis from the Quattri.  I had 
been using Pennzoil 10/30 synthetic, and all levels were within normal 
wear rates.  Further, I thought it was interesting, that the viscosity 
came out to 35!  So what I had was actually 10?w35.  I've had oil thin 
out before when I was running the fuel injection too rich (on the RX7 - 
user programmable - lots o' fun)but have never seen thicker oil.

	I really don't know enough about it to interpret all the wear 
rates, but the company that does it for me will tell me if they see 
something abnormal, I hope.  :-)

Graydon D. Stuckey								
Flint, Michigan   USA
'86 Audi 5000 CS Turbo Quattro, GDS Racing Stage II				
'85 Mazda RX7 GS 12A-leaning-towards-a-13B-soon