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Mixing Engine Oil Weights [Can You Do It?] Explained

You can mix oil weights without causing damage. You can also mix brands, synthetic with regular.

When you mix 2 oils of different weights you end up with something in the middle.

Mixing brands is not recommended by auto manufacturers but they do not give a valid reason so is probably a marketing issue.

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Oil Rating and Specs:
For example: 10w-40
10 is viscosity cold
w is for winter
40 is viscosity hot
Higher numbers are more viscous

 

It is bad to let your engine oil get too low or not change it every 5k miles.