>>>>PistolePete wrote: I thought about it, but thought why not go a little heavier if it is ok with the engine. What do you guys think, 10w30, 5w40, or 10w40? <<<<
If the temperature in your area doesn't drop below 40F, use brand-name single-grade SAE-30. Your oil loss issue will go away, and you'll not experience any viscosity loss due to VII breakdown. Just drive it easy for the first couple minutes following every cold start.
Regards, Gary in Sandy Eggo