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5W-30 out 0W-20 In

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For my 40K service today I see that the dealer used 0W-20 synthetic oil and not the 5W-30 used 11 months ago for the 30K service. Dealer told me that 0W-20 is the new specification issued by Volvo.
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They'll pry 5W-30 out of my cold dead hands. It used to be volvo spec, for me it shall continue to be volvo spec.

Is volvo trying to save the whales or amazon rain forest with this move? Who knows. But out here in TX it's 110F in the shade during the summer and I want a nice thick oil since it soon breaks down anyway.

And its only few dollars more than 5W's sold at Wallyworld.

Will you be prying it from your cold dead hands..?

Lol...sorry couldnt resist, bad humor - this not meant to be a personal dig, no offense honestly.:p
May end up getting some 0W-20 now.
Castrol Edge Professional V 0w20 is impossible to find. Not a big fan of the Liquidmoly that ranked pretty much to the bottom on the engine oil test done by Project Farm on Youtube. I wonder whether anyone had successfully used Amsoil SAE 0W-20 LS Synthetic European Motor Oil, I saw it meets the Volvo VCC RBS0-2AE spec. Not cheap, but about the best oil money can buy https://www.amsoil.com/p/sae-0w-20-ls-synthetic-european-motor-oil-afe/#pills-home_0
Thanks so much! If you join their mailing list it's only $8/qt. Not that bad.
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