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    Warlock
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    2004 Taurus. 5W20 recommended. Using fully synthetic 5W30.

    Aside from a slight decrease in fuel efficiency, any possible consequences
    of which I should be aware?

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    FanJet
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    > "FanJet" <FanJet27@...........m> wrote
    >> Warlock wrote:
    >>> 2004 Taurus. 5W20 recommended. Using fully synthetic 5W30.
    >>> Aside from a slight decrease in fuel efficiency, any possible
    >>> consequences of which I should be aware?

    >>
    >> If anything, you should see a slight increase. I use 0W30 in place
    >> of 5W20 year around. Great stuff. There are no negative consequences
    >> other than, possibly, cost.

    >
    > I went with the Mobil1 5w30 simply because my retailer sells it in
    > the five quart container at a savings over buying the 5w20 in
    > separate quart containers. in regard to fuel efficiency, my car's
    > system is reporting a loss of about 10% mpg under identical driving
    > conditions over the last month. hmm...


    I doubt it's the oil. Maybe winter gasoline formulation or some other
    variable.

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    C. E. White
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    > Somewhere in your owners manual, you will find a chart sugggesting which
    > oil viscosities are recommended for which temperature ranges.... A little
    > tough for me to check our tech site since I'm in Edmonton and doomed to
    > using "turtlenet" for the next three days.
    >
    > Advice to all... the owners manual is an absolute wealth of
    > information.... yet it remains to be the most expensive unread book in
    > print...


    None of the manuals for my recent Ford has had a chart. My Thunderbird only
    recommends 5W20.

    Ed

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    Warlock
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    "Warlock" <dunce@dodo.com> wrote
    > 2004 Taurus. 5W20 recommended. Using fully synthetic 5W30.


    i'd like to thank everyone who participated in this thread. good
    information along with enjoyable banter. kinda rare on usenet these days.

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