Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Panama City, Republic of Panama
Moving from 10W-40 to 20W-50
Always looking for the best condition for my engine, and reading the opinions in the forum and the service manual I consider that I can and I have to change the engine oil specifications. By living in the tropics, temperatures never drop to 0 C and can rise to more than 40 degrees. I have been using the 10W-40 for adhering to the dealer's recommendation. I think they do it because it is what the owner's manual says and they do not want to be the ones who decide or recommend something else. The service manual has a graph for temperatures and viscosity of the engine oil. The 20W-50 is the most viscous and is located in the temperature range of my area.
What things can I expect or should I keep in mind when the engine works with the new viscocity.
I have no problems with oil consumption. Should I heat the engine longer? The average temperature in the mornings is 26 C. Will the engine operating temperature drop?
What do you think? Any recommendation.
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