- Jun 24, 2003
- Palatine, IL
The intense peer pressure, combined with a strong desire to fit in around here, caused me to make an unplanned visit to the local AutoZone. I found the 0W30 Syntec, checked the backside, and was excited to see the "Made In Germany" label. While waiting in line, I was tempted to say to the guy in line next to me: Ha, I've got GC, and you don't! But I refrained. I also wondered if the check out guys were impressed with my purchase, or if they just thought I was another BITOG knucklehead with a GC addiction. After getting home, and the buzz started to wear off, I started planning the next oil change. I have always used synthetics, and since I drive 15-20K per annum, I have found that changing the oil each Spring and Fall works very well (7-10K OCI). I am excited about how the 0W30 will work this winter (Chicago). But, then I started to wonder about the Spring oil change. Can the magical, mythical elvin oil handle a turbo motor in the summer heat(Volvo XC90, T5 turbo)? I typically switch to a slightly thicker oil for the summer. Also, while my vehicle is not a high performance machine, the tiny 2.5 litre 5 cylinder does haul around a lot of vehicle. Any concerns for GC in this application during the summer? Oh, and since I am new to Club GC, can some please show me the secret GC handshake?