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Hi, i'm planning to do an oil change, my car has 160.000 KM, thats almost 100.000 miles and i really don't know wich oil to use.<br>My engine has absolutely no problem at all. Castrol TXT has been used in my engine ( I found the label in the negine compartment).<p>Castrol TXT is no longer in production, now Volvo recommends "Castrol SLX Professional Longtec for Volvo Cars" wich is an 0W-30 but there is a problem : some friends say 0W-30 or 5W-30 is not very adequate in my country cause of the temperatures wich summer can exceed 40 degrees celsius and in winter -15 degrees celsius. They recommend an 5W-40 oil, or 10W-40.<p>So wich oil should I buy ?<p>Also what do you know about Petro-Canada oils ? Are they good ?
 

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Re: Oil for my 2004.5 S40 T5 6spd manual (RobertoT5)

I didn't know that 2004.5 came out in 6 speed manuals. I thought it was 5 speed manuals for 2004.5 and 6 speed manuals for 2005+. Maybe this is only a USA thing. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Well I guess that was only in US, I'm in Europe, I have 6spd manual, aluminium trim, dynamic chassis, and all that.
 

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from the manual<p>Oil viscosity (stable ambient temperatures)<br>Operation in hot climates<br>When temperatures exceed 86° F (30° C) in your area, Volvo recommends, for the protection of your engine, that you use a heavier weight oil, such as SAE 10W-30. See the viscosity chart.<p>Operation in temperate climates<br>Incorrect viscosity oil can shorten engine life. Under normal use when temperatures do not exceed 86° F (30° C), SAE 5W-30 will provide good fuel economy and engine protection. See the viscosity chart. <p><br>My 2005 T5 sees Chicago winters and summers -10*F-100*F and have been using Mobil 1 SAE 5W-30 year round. <p>Hope this helps.<br>Todd<br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Bigblk4 at 2:38 PM 6-2-2009</i>
 

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In the end I chose 0W-30.<p>I'm waiting for my Petro-Canada Synthetic to arrive <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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USE the Volvo Oil which Is Mobile , I have tried the Recommended MTL<br>from Amsoil & talked to other that have Tried the Red-Line - Both have their Plus's - Amsoil is Great for Cooler Climates , Red-Line is Great for the Track it has a Stronger or Higher Load Rating for High HP & Abuse .<p>I got Slightly Better MPG with the Amsoil , but in Summer Months It felt to Light , I could Actually Feel the Syncro's - so went back to - Volvo Spec' MTL .<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>ps: Feel Synco's ( Engaging ) Not Grinding - ( a Meshing Feel - Metallic . )
 

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I use Castrol Full synthetic and it feels so good !!!!!!!!!!!!! I would say even better the Mobile 1 and i used that in all my cars till i found this.. Not only does my engine feel happy but i get better gas millage and it does not even get that dirty when i go for my oil change after 4k miles .... <p>I would like to mention the first 2 times using it after mobile 1 the oil was black and only after 3k chnges once catrol cleaned the mobile one's traces its nice and clean every change and i use 10 - 30
 

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So when you changed motor oil, you could feel the difference in your transmission when you shift, huh? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Yes Castrol is Really Good Stuff , just put some in today , as far as My Comments about 6 speed Oil they are Spot On.<p> - Just In the Wrong Spot - Ha , LOL <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Everyone Knows My 6 spd takes Different Oil from the Auto , LOL
 

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Amsoil is not available in my country, I mean I may get some homehow but I also need the assurance that I will find the same oil when time to change, I don't want to change the oil type every 20.000 Km.<p>Redline is also very rare here, same thing as Amsoil applies.<p>Castrol is indeed the only one recommended by my car's manual, and I think its the only one Volvo recommends in Eastern Europe, but I heard horror stories about counterfeit oil, oil that is manufactured in countries known for bad quality, some Castrol is made in Turkey, etc. <br>So I bought Petro-Canada from a friend wich is also a Volvo owner, our country's volvo-club administrator, and has a shop with parts for Volvos. This oil is imported here directly from Canada, and believe it or not, its 50% cheaper than Castrol For Volvo Cars.<p>My package arrives monday, after I'll make the change I'll post the results.<p>Thank you everyone,<br>Roberto
 

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Volvo Dealer Ship were all using Castrol Mineral Oil - Now they are Using the Blend !<p>At Least in Rochester, NY <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Same Cost <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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You said: <br>I use Castrol Full synthetic and it feels so good !!!!!!!!!!!!! I would say even better the Mobile 1<p><br>I Second That !<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I made a mistake i didn;t know it was for a 6MT thats a whole other story hahhaa <p>now i get it !!<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Obviously, you've already changed your oil, but a lot of people in Europe use 5W-40 semi-synthetic or full synthetic oil. It handles the cold and the very hot temperatures well. <p>Volvo recommends Castrol in the manual but I think that's just b/c they have some connection there/marketing deal. Different dealerships stock different brand oil based on what they can get cost effectively.<p>I always ran full synthetic Mobil 1 5W-30 in the winter and 10W-30 in the summer on my 6 spd S40 when I owned it and changed the oil every 7500 miles.<br>On the XC wagon I have here in Sweden, I use a 5W-40 semi-synth oil and change it every 10K kms.<p>Oh and as for the Manual Transmission Oil goes, I would stick with the Volvo stuff. The M66 gear oil is a thinner formula than the M56/M58 gear oil when compared, though it is reverse compatible for the older ones as well. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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