Which oil for my car?

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London, UK
Hi, New to the forum, so hi everyone. Am after any recommendations as to what oil to put in my 'new' car. Its a MY03 S60 Volvo 2.0 ltr auto with 50k miles ; all done on 10W-40 semi-synthetic( @ approx 10-12 k miles...we do that over here in europe). Am pretty keen to get a fully synth one in it but am wondering which to go for. I drive about 18k miles year, approx 2/3 rds of this are out of town driving. Am leaning toward the Amsoil as the drain intervals look good for changing once per year. Would appriciate your input ? Thanks in advance Mitch
 
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Pottstown, PA
On your side of the ocean there appears to be a tendancy to use heavier oils. You appear to say, if I read your post correctly, that you do no more then 1/3 congested urban driving ..while the rest, although not necessarily expressway, is non- stop and go. 18k km would seem reasonable for a 1 year interval with a full synthetic. You have to be doing enough duration of events to minimize the effects that would effect TBN and whatnot (purging moisture, enough time out of warm up, etc.). I don't know what's readily available there ..but Amsoil is a fine choice and will serve you well. I would recommend a UOA to determine how well it did.
 
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