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Old 02-12-2019, 12:21 AM   #1
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I know I know this has been covered before on here but I thought Iíd try to get a current pole before I change the oil on my wife and iís 240s.

Both are non turbo 93ís mine has 208k and my wifeís has around 150k. We live in the Carolinas where our winters rarely get below 30 degrees and summers are hot in the upper 90ís.

I ask this because I can finally change our oil myself as we finally live in a house where I can use my tools. Our local mechanic did them due to our old apartment not allowing tenants to work on their cars in the parking lot.

My mechanic uses 5w30 with a Volvo filter. I have read posts in the past and just wanted check in to see what other people use/prefer for their redblocks currently.I know these engine are tough and will take basically anything. But hey we love our cars and I see no harm in being picky.

Both cars get a lot of in city driving with stop and go traffic. If you have any 2 cents to throw my way Iíd be appriceative to hear it.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:39 AM   #2
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Brotella T6 5w-40 and a Mann filter

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It's cheap full synthetic and comes in a 4qt jug so no measuring BS, just drain your old oil and pour the whole jug in.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:42 AM   #3
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Is it synthetic or dino oil? I use synthetic Rotella T6 in the around town 93 wagon. It's 5w-40 which I like because of the slightly thicker hot viscosity. I changed the car to it about 265k miles. I used to use 10-40 warren soot slayer truck oil in it before I changed to the rotella.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:52 AM   #4
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If an oil isn’t ester based, it’s Dino oil.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:57 AM   #5
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Is it synthetic or dino oil? I use synthetic Rotella T6 in the around town 93 wagon. It's 5w-40 which I like because of the slightly thicker hot viscosity. I changed the car to it about 265k miles. I used to use 10-40 warren soot slayer truck oil in it before I changed to the rotella.
Iíve been thinking about switching to Rotella diesel. A friend of mine swears by it in his 240. I also like the thought of the thicker hot viscosity as well. I often hear a little piston slap after a hot start. Would this help with that at all? Iíve also wanted to switch to synthetic as well.
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:01 AM   #6
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It wouldn't hurt. I've never heard any piston slap in my 93 and it's up to 421k miles. Wally world makes your oil changes cost less.
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:24 AM   #7
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Iíve been thinking about switching to Rotella diesel. A friend of mine swears by it in his 240. I also like the thought of the thicker hot viscosity as well. I often hear a little piston slap after a hot start. Would this help with that at all? Iíve also wanted to switch to synthetic as well.
Itís likely not piston slap if you hear it when warm.
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:18 AM   #8
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5w30 too low for your climate, use 10w30 or higher, as per manual.

http://new.volvocars.com/ownersdocs/.../93240_71.html
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:19 AM   #9
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5w30 too low for your climate, use 10w30 or higher, as per manual.

http://new.volvocars.com/ownersdocs/.../93240_71.html
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:32 AM   #10
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OP looking for oil for this climate.

ďWe live in the Carolinas where our winters rarely get below 30 degrees and summers are hot in the upper 90ís. ď

Are you saying the manual is incorrect?
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:27 AM   #11
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Itís likely not piston slap if you hear it when warm.
Thatís what I was thinking but I swear thatís what it sounds like sometimes. My 89 had a very pronounced piston slap but went away once the engin heated up.
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:48 AM   #12
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The black stuff. It comes in jugs
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:19 PM   #13
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10w-40 or 20w-50 Mobil 1 in my '92 240 with 240k miles, some piston slap, and over 100,000 miles with a turbo installed. With a Mann filter. I go almost a year, or about 8-10k miles. It's still got some leaks and it consumes a little, so it sees a fresh quart of oil once in a while between changes.

In a non-turbo 240, I'd use 10w-30 or 10w-40 Mobil 1. I wouldn't change it very often.
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:02 PM   #14
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Rotella 15w40. T4 or t5/t6 if on sale.
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:03 PM   #15
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OP looking for oil for this climate.

ďWe live in the Carolinas where our winters rarely get below 30 degrees and summers are hot in the upper 90ís. ď

Are you saying the manual is incorrect?
No, I would also run a 10w-30 if I wasnít running rotella. Iím just saying 5w-30 will be thinner at lower temps but the same viscosity once warm. Being 5w will not harm anything at 30F.
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Motul, redline, LubroMoly, are my go to oils.
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:33 PM   #17
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Synthetic Rotella in the red block cars. Mann filter.
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:52 PM   #18
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Synthetic Rotella in the red block cars. Mann filter.
Do you have any preference in weight? Iím thinking of switching to Rotella in our cars. Just trying to decide on T5 10w30 synthetic blend or T6 5w40 full synthetic.
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:10 PM   #19
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I have a gallon of Rotella T6 and a black mahle filter ready to be put on, going to be my second oil change with Rotella and everything runs great.
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:48 PM   #20
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I've run Amsoil XL 10w-30 with Mann filters in my 240 since I've owned it. Didn't know the maintenance history when I picked up the car, but it had a no-name Chinese oil filter so I didn't expect the best. No piston slap during cold start, and I've only had to top it off once over a handful of oil changes. Oil analysis from Blackstone have all come back clean with no issues either.
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Lots of piston slap on my 240.

I find it much quieter with the 15W-40 Delo than the T6 Rotella.

Also use Mann filters.
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I use SuperTech (Wal-Mart brand) dino oil in the four Vovos I maintain, from 1982 thru 1998, all turbos.

Mann or Mahle filter.

I change very frequently, usually 2 or 3 times a year for each car, regardless of miles put on.

I've never had any oil related issues.
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:54 PM   #23
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10w30 Mobil 1 Extended Performance synthetic with same Extended Performance Mobil 1 filter

What would you recommend for California climate with minor piston slap instead of the setup above?
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Whatever's on sale and whatever filters on sale and I drive it year around 140 miles a day wixx makes about the best filter oil has become so good anymore I don't think it matters
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