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What type (weight) of oil to use?

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    What type (weight) of oil to use?

    What type (weight) of oil should I use on my 1995 Firebird 3.4 V6 5-Speed? It has 157,6XX. I've been running Royal Purple 10w30 since 141,741 miles (yes i've changed it since then) but just wondering what weight to use due to engine age? Thank you

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    10w30 is fine.
    10w40 should be ok, but I would stick with the 30.

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    I run 5w30

    This is my 3rd f-body and I've always ran 5w30, never had a problem.

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    Try a search on this topic...you will find a lot

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    I bought the 10w30 but noticed when I got home that I accidentally bought "SAE 10w30"??? What is SAE and will I need to return these bottles for just "10w30" or will these be fine?

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    10-30 is what you wanted in the first place. Less shearing due less viscosity enhancers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
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    10-30 is what you wanted in the first place. Less shearing due less viscosity enhancers.
    Thanks Sarge, so theres not a difference between Royal Purple 10w30 and Royal Purple SAE 10w30?? Just the one is recognized or whatever by the SAE??? Thanks for the response.

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    Are you talking about the Racing 21 and 10-30?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Are you talking about the Racing 21 and 10-30?
    Idk... It just says "SAE 10w30" on the Royal Purple Bottle and the old kind I used just said "10w30" on the bottle.

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    SAE means it probably carries the SAE SM Rating.....

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