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      09-27-2020, 08:37 PM   #199
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I switched to redline 5w50 and the car seems to love it. Warms up faster and the engine isnt as noisy. worth the switch.
Same experience for me
I think the car warms up sightly faster otherwise I don't notice any other changes. Oil consumption didn't change.
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      10-10-2020, 12:05 AM   #200
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I donít track. I also donít live in unpopulated canyons or mountains where you can safely race around. So I would not say I drive hard.

My redline is 8600 rpm, but honestly, I have a 6MT so itís more work to pull off redline shifts every time I drive so I canít say I do it all the time. If I had a DCT and just had to floor it to do redline shifts, I would do a lot more of them. Most of my shifts are in the 3000-4000 range in daily driving. I do hit redline, usually through 2nd and 3rd gear if I am merging onto the highway and the road is clear. I seem to hit 8600 in 4th only if I am racing someone.
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For my use, 0W40 or 5W40 is fine. If I tracked the car or thought I needed thicker oil, Iíd probably run 5W50. I just donít see the need for 10W60 for typical daily use and I think it is a detriment during cold starts, particularly in freezing temperatures. Porsche GT3 uses 0W40 so it probably would be fine. If you want to learn a lot about oil, read bobistheoilguy dot com and 540blog dot com. There are some very knowledgeable people there.
What 0w40 do you use? Mobil1?
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I like the Mobil 1. Itís cheap and easy to find and itís a good oil ó good enough to be factory fill on some very high performance cars. But I would have no problem using Castrol or Redline or some other oils. Since I started changing the oil in 2013, I have used Mobil 1 for all but 3 changes (out of probably 12 to 14).
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