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Old 07-21-2020, 01:35 AM   #1
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Oil usage with turbo.

Hello I have the Blitz Turbo kit.I'm taking the car out of storage and it's maintenance time I was originally using mobil 5W-30 due to that being the most agreed upon oil to use when running a turbo.But i was wondering if i should go with the manufacturer which recommends 10W-30,10W-40W or 5W-40.The car will be DD.No track,autocross or wild driving.
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Yep.
If the turbo manufacturer recommends 10w-30 or what ever, I say go with that.
It's not much of a jump from 5w-30.
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DD.No track,autocross or wild driving.
No “wild driving”? So you will always be below the speed limit and will never floor it. Why the hell did you turbo it?

Anyway, the lower the first number the better protection you will have with a cold engine, the higher the 2nd number the better protection(to a degree) you will have when hot. Now you just have to figure out what your max and min oil temperature will be. Oil viscosity in the turbo is a lot less important than in the engine.
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@Mr.ac:thanks.

@Grady:By wild i mean dumbshit like redlining and just being stupid and reckless,unless you was being sarcastic.But thanks for the info.I'll change to 10W-30.
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@Grady:By wild i mean dumbshit like redlining and just being stupid and reckless,unless you was being sarcastic.But thanks for the info.I'll change to 10W-30.
Not using spaces after your punctuation is more wild than redlining!
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Hello I have the Blitz Turbo kit.I'm taking the car out of storage and it's maintenance time I was originally using mobil 5W-30 due to that being the most agreed upon oil to use when running a turbo.But i was wondering if i should go with the manufacturer which recommends 10W-30,10W-40W or 5W-40.The car will be DD.No track,autocross or wild driving.
Make sure whatever oil you use is SN Plus certified since you are running a turbo. This is to help prevent Low-Speed Pre-Ignition (LSPI)
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Not using spaces after your punctuation is more wild than redlining!
Do I have to sacrifice my car for my sins?

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Make sure whatever oil you use is SN Plus certified since you are running a turbo. This is to help prevent Low-Speed Pre-Ignition (LSPI)
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