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Using different weight oil then mfg. suggest

2005 dodge caravan with 65,000 on 3.8 liter v6 eng. starting to use oil.
always used mfg. specified 5w/20w oil. would it be ok to switch to a
5w/30w oil.

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The oil you are now using is completely fine with that type of engine.
Changing grades of oil will not help you here.
You need to check the PCV valve, and the MAF sensor.
Really you need to get this vehicle onto a diagnostic computer to get an idea what is wrong.

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10W30 should be fine... not sure if you know what those numbers mean... basically cold it will be 10 weight when it warms up 30 weight.... in cold climates that's important for starting the motor.


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