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Can I use 10w40 oil in my 1995 v6 chevrolet astro van in the winter time?

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10W30 should be fine

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Astro Van is running rough

Mixing two different oils wouldn't matter, but 10W40 is way too viscous for that engine. Replace that with 10W30 asap. The first number is the cold cranking weight, the second number is the weight at operating temperature. 10w40 gets worse for that engine as it approaches operating temp.

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SOURCE: My 1995 chevy astro van shakes every time i break

you either have bad brake pads or the bolts are loose that hold the front steering suspension on.

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GM oil pressure senders have a pretty high failure rate. Since your van is over 10 years old, and pressure senders are not too expensive. 
I would start by replacing your sender...there's a pretty high likelihood that you will eventually replace it anyway. Change the oil and filter every 3000 miles and use a 10W30 with a Lucas oil treatment and with a can of Restor would not hurt ether.
Getting to expensive to buy and replace a good running van over some light routine mantance for around $20.00 every 3000 to 5000 miles.
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No,the oil ratings 10w30 and so refer to how the oil viscosity reacts to hot and cold.As far as running rough,when was the last time is was tuned up,cap and rotor if applicable,spark plugs and air filter?Is it carburated or EFI?

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