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Unread 07-24-2007, 06:48 AM   #1
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5W-20 vs. 5w-30

I noticed the TSB #26-001-07 from 1/12/07 which recommends 5w-30 for ongoing maintenance for compass/caliber in international markets.
Is the US recommendation of 5w-20 just for CAFE sandard reasons? Does 5W-30 protect better in the long run?

p.s.: sorry I can't post a link to the service bulletin. I'm semi-computer-illiterate and haven't figured out how yet.

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http://www.wkjeeps.com/misc/Caliber/...er_2600107.pdf
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Congrats, you did it! The "30" helps for higher engine temperatures has always been my understanding. Global warming? But why only export
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Maybe it has to do with availability.

A question to our friends with the export models (gas/petrol), what is the availability on 5W20 vs 5W30 where you live?
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They are both readily available where I live (Brisbane, Australia), however I have the CRD - and dealer/log book recommends the 0w-40.
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"SAE 5W-30 is required for warranty purposes in England"

http://www.machinerylubrication.com/...= Maintenance

They also say that if your engine overheats, the 5w20's would become dangerously thin, and over the lifetime of the engine, thicker oils may be better.
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We use the Castrol SLX Longlife 0W-30 in our newer Volkswagens (Including the 2.0lt TDI) this allows for extended service intervals:-

http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/services...service_regime

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Unread 07-28-2007, 02:46 AM   #8
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Interesting. Anyone in the US use 5w-30 in there Compass/Caliber yet? Results??

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