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Old 11-06-2010, 10:28 PM
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I've always had BBC's and have run straight 40wt or 15-50 engine oil. Going to winterize my fathers open bow with a Volvo Penta 5.0. What's recommended to go in it, 10w-40, 10w-30?
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Volvo uses 30w Synthetic in all there gas engines
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Volvo uses 30w Synthetic in all there gas engines
OK. So, is Mobil 1 0W/30 near the same weight? Haven't been able to find a synthetic straight 30w.
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Oil threads are always a ford vs Chevy deal. From what I know multi viscosity oils are less tolerant to shear break down , hence the reason VP recommends straight weight. I have a SBC Volvo Penta and typ run non-synth 30W, sometimes I use a rotella diesel 15-40.
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+1! thats what we use.
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