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> V50 Recommended Engine Oil
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post Oct 2 2012, 04:44 PM
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According to my Volvo dealer its not required to use the Volvo recommended oil type 5W30. They used the 5W40 oil instead and claim its superior as it has a higher viscocity and will withstand higher temperatures. Also they claim the oil turning black after 8000 km / 5000 miles is no problem. This is due to the fact that only the oil from the carter is replaced and its the mixture of new oil and remainders of the old oil from the engine that will blacken the oil again after a few 100 km/miles. Is this true? Or am I better of replacing the 5W40 oil by the Volvo recommended 5W30 oil? So far I drove 128000 km / 80000 miles without engine troubles.

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post Nov 9 2012, 01:10 PM
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Hello newbie.

I asked the same question following 96mile drive after engine oil change on my V50 2.0D.

Quote from dealer: it is normal after an oil change with diesel engines for the oil to go black after a few miles.

We may need further assurance

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post Dec 9 2012, 11:25 PM
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I am using Mobile1 0W40.

QUOTE (robinhood1 @ Nov 9 2012, 11:10 AM)
Hello newbie.

I asked the same question following 96mile drive after engine oil change on my V50 2.0D.

Quote from dealer: it is normal after an oil change with diesel engines for the oil to go black after a few miles.

We may need further assurance

robinhood1

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