Would use of 5W-40 oil be a problem for cars with GDIT prone to intake valve deposits (IVD). No concern about warranty. Why could or couldn't 5W-40 be used in such applications? Would it really be better to use Dexos 1 Gen. 2.?
I have built stock and high performance engines for 55 years, and have owned Fords, Chevy's and Dodges. and not one time have i used the type of motor oil that the factory recommends, Manufactures are in business to sell you cars, not to make yours last, the reason they recommend thin oils is to meet cafe standards for gas mileage, In my vehicles if it calls for 5w20 then i run 10w30 for 30,000 miles then i go to 0w40, I have put no less than 150,000 miles on an engine and never a problem, I put 250,000 on a Ram 1500 with MDS. which calls for 5w20 and i ran 0w40, and the MDS worked perfect, i tore the motor down to examine the cam, bearings, cylinder walls, pistons, valves, ect. everything looked really good, so do not try to sell me what the manual says, i know better, Thin oil does not have the HTHS to protect those bearings and camshaft and other related parts. And forget the oil pump excuse as well.