timing chain oil

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I have a 2.3 liter engine with a timing chain. Is one type of oil, or brand better than the havoline? I am using 5w30 havoline dino now.
 
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Timeing chains like an oil with a high hths and lots of cheap ZDDP! A 15W40 would make your timeing chain happier then 5W30.
 
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Any motor oil approved for use in your vehicle will be fine for the timing chain. The chain receives metered, filtered oil in use - just like every other moving part of a motor.
 
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No a chain is not harder on oil unless you are compareing to a belt. Chain is the gold standard. Gear driven engine parts are harder on oil then a chain could ever hope to be. Different parts like different additives due to pressure and temp of parts. Not all AW/EP additives behave the same. Materials also influence uptake of various aditive.
 
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