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2002 Mistake #241

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Newbie logic strikes again....

If you recall I was concerned about greyish/white smoke while decelerating at high speeds a week or so ago. It ocurred to me after further research that changing my oil with 10-30 was a mistake, and probably the cause of my frustration. Somehow in my head I thought that since I've used 10-30 in all of my other (newer cars) in CA climate, 10-30 was the gold standard. How foolish of me.

My question is now: Do I shell out the $$ for fresh 20-50 oil or just run the 10-30 until it's ready to be changed again. Is the minor leakage and blowby a threat to anything or just an annoyance I can tolerate until it's time? Or should I just suck it up and change the oil out again rather than risking harm to my valves.

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I'd change it, just drain it out and put new in, I wouldn't bother with the 1/2 qt the filter holds.

The thin oil CAN ( but might not, why risk it ) affect rod and main bearings too on top of damn near everythings else ( don't make me list ALL the moving parts please. )

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Definately change it. Too thin of oil is very bad for the motor. Ask merlin for photos.

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