One would be foolish not to do so. Do you not care about your vehicle?
Now you’re just trolling. Your original post was:Yes, Grade A.
Nah, no trolling here. A trolling motor won't fit on my wheelchair.Now you’re just trolling. Your original post was:
“I'm confused about something I read here quite often.
Why do some members ask about a certain number relating to an oil weight, instead of asking XWXX, or XXWXX, etc.
For instance, VW 502/505. Why not just say, 0W40, 5W40, 5W20, 5W30? I never see oil containers on the shelves with the 1st series of numbers I listed. Only the latter.”
which appeared as a sincere question looking for an answer. Your numerous posts since then have proven it to be otherwise
Sometimes I like to run 0W40 in my trucks engine. What will the Ford number elves think of that?
Nah, no offense at all. Thanks for your replies. They were very informative.I was going to say..
there was a whole mathematical equation as to when you can add the numbers together and when you have to divide them in half because the first number is different. Not serious reply, of course. Kind of in the spirit of posts in this thread.
But I think some of the members are getting a little bit frustrated with this.. question that you have so I think I want to back out of it at this time, I hope you don't take any offense.
It's been right for me all along.That's actually the OEM's expectation, that you indeed look for that specific specification. It's nothing like putting a screen door on a sub, it's more like not checking the barrel of a shotgun before ramming a 000 buck high brass load into it. Maybe you'll be fine. Maybe it'll be a Damascus barrel and fail catastrophically. Not checking what you are putting in as being compatible to what it's fitted to isn't just being lazy, and could be dangerous. Just because it fits doesn't make it right.
It's been right for me all along.
Well once you do once, you know which one has it so you just buy the same thing next time so you don't have to go through every container. In my case, MB 229.5 isn't that common so mostly its either Mobil 1 0w40 or Castrol 0w40.
Data, data everywhere, but not a thought to think.You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink, I guess.