Hey everyone, im new to the site, and have been really enjoying reading through the forums. I am looking for some guidance, and am sure a number of members can provide some good insight. I just bought a 2005 Volvo S60 R, and am really loving the car. The car has 154,000 miles and runs very strong with no apparent leaks. Just did the timing belt, and the engine looked nice and dry.I am going to be doing my first oil change within the next couple days and need some advice on which oil to go with. The car has been serviced at the dealer every 7500 miles with Castrol GTX. I looked into the fill hole and can tell that the engine has some sludge. I dont know how much for certain. I also believe the engine is burning some oil, because after driving for a little bit, there is a slight burnt oil smell coming from the engine. Cost is NOT a factor - What do you guys think would be the most ideal oil for me? And what OCI should I be doing. I am open to dino, semi synthetic, or full synthetic, and any brand. I am slightly fearful of full synthetic because of likely hood of leaks, but if you guys think its ideal, then let me know. Thanks so much for your help.
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