well after searching and searching it seems like every one has a different opinion
i have a 92 vx that i acquired at 150,000 and have been running 5w30 mobile1
i was wondering what is the lowest viscosity that i can run safely
please chime in if you own a vx or know about vx.
i live in the mountains/high desert are of california
to be exact Oak hills/ hesperia area
it gets pretty hot in th summer and below freezing in the winter
looking for better FE and how many more mpg do you think i will get with lower viscosity
SHWINN MOUNTAIN BIKE
GAS SAVER FAT BURNER
TOTAL MILES DISPLACED BY SHWIIN ON THE WAY TO WORK. 45 TOTAL MILES
In my VX, I switched to Mobil1 0w30. I've only had the car for 3 tanks, so unfortunately I didn't have a baseline for the oil that was in it. I've been watching the level very closely, and haven't noticed any leaks.
5W30 - whatever is on sale. Dang oil's friggin expensive now and I believe in oil changes every 3 months or 4000 miles. Used to use Mobil 1 on my first VX for ten years for 155K miles. So far no problems with mineral based oil this time - my 2nd VX probably has at least 200K now - rolled back odo very likely before I bought it in 2005.
I have 250,000 miles on my '92 civic vx, I used 0W 30 amsoil for the first few years I owned it (started at 204,000 miles), then I switched to royal purple 5w 30 and my idle bounce problem disappeared, it also takes about 10 seconds before the oil pressure light comes on after I turn the engine off, longer in the winter.