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Re: Wide spread of oil viscosity. (archive)

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Posted by Paul E on May 01, 2000 at 15:56:42:

In Reply to: Wide spread of oil viscosity. posted by Bob ///M3 on April 30, 2000 at 21:11:05:

: 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.

Yes, of course, This is the issue...It has nothing to do with the dynamic redline the M5 uses, which is a way to artificially protect the engine from hi revs until warm.

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