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Re: Winter Princess

-----Original Message-----
From: Brendan/Coolian <coolian@thecia.net>
To: Erik Addy <erik@aero.und.edu>
Cc: Jenny Curtis <jenny@physics.spa.umn.edu>; Q-list <quattro@audifans.com>
Date: Wednesday, December 01, 1999 8:01 PM
Subject: RE: Winter Princess

>>for oil in our area, but if you park outside and don't have an
>>oil pan heater or block heater, you might go 5w30.
>Hmmmmmm....I don't think so.
>5w30 is like water, and even when it needs to flow in the cold, synth
>15w-50 for me....Everyone, including mechanics and dealers, have told me
>that 5w-30 would be terrible for my car, taking into account it's age and
>me driving more than 5 minutes a day...

Bentley says 5W-30 is fine for -10C and under. I'm running 0W-30 with no ill
effects. Meets VW standard 505.00 and 501.00.

What does everyone say will happen to your car if you use 5W-30?

Stephen Bigelow
IBO # 823967