My manual says a single weight oil can reduce consumption and so mentions SAE 30 or 40; however, just talked to the dealer today and he says what's in it now (only bought it back in September and used just twice so far) is 10W-30..so he suggests staying with that. Mentioned that single weight is only for engines that don't have a filter (?) Any other suggestions? Just so I use what is best.
In looking back on my earlier posts, I also noticed that it was suggested to do the initial break-in oil/filter change at 8 hours - something about the recent manuals having been changed to 100. Manual also refers to initial break-in transaxle oil/filter change at 50, but then every 200 thereafter. Are these intervals ok or have some also been modified to a less frequent interval from that of previous manuals? Another question that could arise from this discussion might be - has some modification been made to the engine / transmission that results in not needing to change as often?