Re: Best engine lubricate for an 850 with 115 K miles?
On Sat, 16 Jul 2005 02:37:09 GMT,
Mystical (Mystical@pacbell.net) wrote:
> Hi all;
> My mechanic and I have been discussing what is the best way to slow down
> oil consumption on our 1995 850. Is it better to use a heavier oil say 20/50
> rather than the 10/30 what has been used up to now OR is it better to put
> additives in with the 10/30? The whole idea is to slow down the consumption
> of motor oil with out harming the engine in any other way.
Without knowing what the consumption is, and where you live (i.e. the
ambient temperature), it will be difficult for someone here to give you
Our 850 consumes about 0.5 quarts of oil with 5W30 (during the winter),
and almost nothing with 10W30 in the summer. Very similar mileage. So
a heavier oil may help you. Offhand, my recollection is that Volvo doesn't
recommend anything heavier than 15-weight oil in this engine.
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