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I know this may seem simple but I've had many suggestions (actually 2) about the correct engine oil for my 1996 LS400. First I was told to use a synthetic blend of oil 5w30 (<< I think that was the grade). Then I was told to use 10w30. Can someone steer me in the right direction, (JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL) lol.

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Justin, there are many, many posts on this forum and others debating oil types. Just do a search for 'oil' and you will have enough reading material to last you a lifetime. Here is but one -> http://us.lexusownersclub.com/forums/topic/30097-what-kind-of-oil-does-lexus-use/

The bottom line is that oils today are so good, you can practical throw a dart at the shelf (use a rubber tip ;-) and select your oil. As long as you get the proper viscosity(i.e.: 10W-30) you are good to go. Your owners manual states the correct viscosity to use for each season.

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I totally agree, but one more thing to take into consideration is the environment that you are driving in. If you are in colder temperatures the lower the viscosity of the oil will suit you well. And the opposite goes for hotter temperatures. See the link below for a complete breakdown of how this works.

http://www.silverlakeautorepair.com/what-is-oil-viscosity-and-is-it-important-in-cold-weather/

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Justin, there are many, many posts on this forum and others debating oil types. Just do a search for 'oil' and you will have enough reading material to last you a lifetime. Here is but one -> http://us.lexusownersclub.com/forums/topic/30097-what-kind-of-oil-does-lexus-use/

The bottom line is that oils today are so good, you can practical throw a dart at the shelf (use a rubber tip ;-) and select your oil. As long as you get the proper viscosity(i.e.: 10W-30) you are good to go. Your owners manual states the correct viscosity to use for each season.

I totally agree, but one more thing to take into consideration is the environment that you are driving in. If you are in colder temperatures the lower the viscosity of the oil will suit you well. And the opposite goes for hotter temperatures. See the link below for a complete breakdown of how this works.

http://www.silverlakeautorepair.com/what-is-oil-viscosity-and-is-it-important-in-cold-weather/

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