Peak Oil 10 W30 is very thin

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I just do an oil change for '94 LS400, it's recommending either 5W30 or 10W30. I use Peak Oil 10W30 I have FAR from PB few weeks ago, when I pour it into engine it looks very thin, as thin as M1 0W20 or PP 5W20. I wonder if Peak made mistake having 5W20 grade in 10W30 bottles.
 

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I just did an oil change on my 4runner today. I put Peak 5w30, like you said, it seems so thin compared to other brands that I have with the same grade. The old/used oil was so thick and dark-brownish, I don't know what grade did the previous owner put in there.
 
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Um, yeah, you WANT it thin at room temperature. That doesn't necessarily mean it's going to be thin at operating temperatures.
 
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Its only around 9.8-10 cst out of the bottle, so its not really that far off a 20-weight oil. Doesn't mean anything bad; look at Havoline DS - 9.7 out of the bottle for both 5W-30 and 10W-30, and its a great oil!
 
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