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Old 09-17-2018, 12:16 PM
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Oil Type 5W40 - Austin Tx

I have a 2009 HHR with 150,000 miles. Can I use 5W40 in my car.
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:23 PM
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Why? The recommended weight is 5W30.
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Old 09-17-2018, 01:29 PM
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I made this post because I have some 5W40 in my garage and just wanted to know if I could use it in my car. I wanted to get rid of it.
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I wouldn't use it for the long run, but for 1 cycle it shouldn't hurt. If you suddenly get a CEL, that is probably the cause, the VVT valves are not comfortable with the higher weight.
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Thank you Donbrew. I think I'll pass from using it at all. Appreciate the comment.
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