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    My 2001 has just over 192,000 and is starting to lose some oil between changes (5000 miles)
    I use the recommended 5w30 Full Synthetic.
    My question is with that mileage should I step up to a heavier oil like 10w30 or perhaps something else.

    As for where its going, there doesn't seem to be any leaks, nor is there any blue smoke upon start up or full throttle passing

    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnj View Post
    My 2001 has just over 192,000 and is starting to lose some oil between changes (5000 miles)
    I use the recommended 5w30 Full Synthetic.
    My question is with that mileage should I step up to a heavier oil like 10w30 or perhaps something else.

    As for where its going, there doesn't seem to be any leaks, nor is there any blue smoke upon start up or full throttle passing

    Thanks in advance

    I wouldn’t. If you want to switch viscosity’s I would do a 5W-40 but not a 10W for cold start up. How much oil are you using in 1K miles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLC5 View Post
    I wouldn’t. If you want to switch viscosity’s I would do a 5W-40 but not a 10W for cold start up. How much oil are you using in 1K miles?
    Losing maybe up to 1 Qt in more like 2k miles.
    Just enough for the Low Oil Level to show on DIC.
    Stick is at the ADD hole

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnj View Post
    Losing maybe up to 1 Qt in more like 2k miles.
    Just enough for the Low Oil Level to show on DIC.
    Stick is at the ADD hole


    .5 qt in 1K miles isn't much for 190K. I doubt a heavier viscosity oil will help, but you could try it.
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