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    Quote Originally Posted by FPV GTHO View Post
    There's no reason you can't use a 0w40 or 5w40 if 15w40 is reccomended, you'll just pay alot more for it.
    Correct, it's the second number or operating number that's more important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4Vman View Post
    Should be fine! What does your manual say?
    It says to use 15w -40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galaxy xr8 View Post
    It says to use 15w -40.
    Don't use a higher weight oil than 40 then, especially if it's only got 67ks on it.

    10w40 or 15w40 is perfect.
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    Ok the only one in castrol’s range is the magnetec 10w 40.. might go and swap the stuff I got for that, cheer’s fella’s.

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    You should be able to get 5w40 and 0w40 in Castrol Edge
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    Oh one last...so a 5w-40 would still be ok ?, not much difference to a 10w-40 ?.

    You beat me to it FPV GTHO.. yeah I found the 5w-40.

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    It'll be fine. The oil is specced to run best at running temp of course. Even though everything is basically multi grade, they're still massively thicker when cold than warm, although some will say multi grades thicken up to simplify how they work. So whether it's 0w, 5w, 10w, etc, its all the same once up to temp. There's no such thing as too thin for the first rating. But you'll probably pay $30 a bottle for a decent 15w40, $40 for a decent 5w40 and $80 for 0w40
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    Thank’s for all your help guy’s, the only reason I bought the 5w-30 was it was on sale down to $27 from $74, and the little computer in the store that I followed by touch screen said it was the right one for my vehicle...doh.. and I couldn’t remember at the time which one I used previously.
    It wasn’t until I got home that I went and looked and I should have got the 10w-40 or 5w-40, the 5w-40 is on sale at the same price so I will see if I can just swap them over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galaxy xr8 View Post
    Thank’s for all your help guy’s, the only reason I bought the 5w-30 was it was on sale down to $27 from $74, and the little computer in the store that I followed by touch screen said it was the right one for my vehicle...doh.. and I couldn’t remember at the time which one I used previously.
    It wasn’t until I got home that I went and looked and I should have got the 10w-40 or 5w-40, the 5w-40 is on sale at the same price so I will see if I can just swap them over.
    Yeah, look its probably a bit too light on for you, i wouldn't risk it.
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    which one mate... which one are you saying not to use or which one to go for.

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