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Just wondering, is there anyway to tell the difference between 5w30 and 10w30 once its in the engine? ie I want to know what type was put in. I dont think theres a way, but im hoping I'm wrong.
 

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speedy88 said:
Just wondering, is there anyway to tell the difference between 5w30 and 10w30 once its in the engine? ie I want to know what type was put in. I dont think theres a way, but im hoping I'm wrong.

There is one sure way to tell. The following scenario describes this method.

  1. Take off the top oil fill lid.
  2. Place drain pan under car under the oil drain plug.
  3. Remove oil drain plug.
  4. Replace oil drain plug after no more oil is running out of the car.
  5. Fill engine with 5w30 or 10w30
  6. Replace engine oil cap.
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    After you have done this hopefully you will know what type of oil is in your car.

    ~rc
 

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Re: Re: What type of oils in my car?

rcoolb2002 said:
There is one sure way to tell. The following scenario describes this method.

  1. Take off the top oil fill lid.
  2. Place drain pan under car under the oil drain plug.
  3. Remove oil drain plug.
  4. Replace oil drain plug after no more oil is running out of the car.
  5. Fill engine with 5w30 or 10w30
  6. Replace engine oil cap.
    [/list=1]

    After you have done this hopefully you will know what type of oil is in your car.

    ~rc
  1. You forgot to change the filter. :rolleyes:
 
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