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  • #16
    For a period (in the 90s?) GM had a sticker right in the glovebox prohibiting 10W-40 multiweights because of the potential risk of excessive engine deposits. I think the sticker may even have included an explanation similar to Nate's.


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    • #17
      This was a CYA to cover up a very poor engine design that was sludge-prone. AND the sludge could lead to premature engine failure. Also was some Toyota, VW, and some GM. Anyone who used a high detergency oil, and/or synthetic, e.g. "diesel" oil, could avoid the problem. Totally not relevant to our cars, unless you have a mid-90's engine in your ride. I have scraped a full inch of sludge off 60's engines that were still percolating fine, though very hot.
      quote:Originally posted by Dan Timberlake

      For a period (in the 90s?) GM had a sticker right in the glovebox prohibiting 10W-40 multiweights because of the potential risk of excessive engine deposits. I think the sticker may even have included an explanation similar to Nate's.



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