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Wide spread of oil viscosity. (archive)

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Posted by Bob ///M3 on April 30, 2000 at 21:11:05:

In Reply to: Re: Anyone using CASTROL Syntec 5w50 oil? (more) posted by Henry on April 30, 2000 at 20:20:37:

I have no problem keeping the rpms low until the engine is warmed up properly. The reason I don't care for a large "spread" in the viscosity range is that there is more potential for breakdown from of the polymers, etc. used in the base oil (or chemical).

Bob ///.M3

: The M5 has the governor to limit rpm's top range when the engine is cold. I think as long as you keep the rpm range low before the car warms up, a wide spread of oil viscosity should pose no problems.

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