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Auto maint questions???

In message <330927AB.74B4@hooked.net> "G. D." writes:

> The one thing I recall about motor oil designations, straight from
> Encyclopaedia Brittanica, is that the "W" in say, 10W-40, stood for
> Winter, meaning that it was suitable for a winter application.

10W40, I always thought, meant that it was "10" in winter and "40" in summer.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club