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Old 11 Feb 2014, 11:43 am
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Fixer; when you drained out the 4 qts, did you use the oil pan plug? There could be a gallon of antifreeze hiding under the oil causing the high oil level?

The rings are probably OK.
Anything that goes into crankcase that is fluid will drain through the appropriate drain plugs. If you did have antifreeze or water after draining most of the remaining will vaporize out the PCV system with normal driving.

You do not know the condition of the piston rings or cylinder walls afters this kind of circumstance so do not be surprised if you now have lower then normal compression. Not always but don't rule it out.

I have had my share of re-starting completely submerged boats in my time. Including my own Flat Bottom that I had to dive to the bottom of lake to attach a recovery rope and pull it from the bottom. Drained the fuel tanks, engine oil,removed the spark plug spun the engine to clear it, re-installed all the fluids and spark plugs and she fired right up.
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but wouldnt the oil be a milky color and smell really funky???
Water in motor oil mixed gasoline will turn milky white even sitting in an open pan, can't remember the smell...I am not into smelling things that look bad!
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I have always used 5/30 oil in my two PTs but recently someone I know that has an '06 PT said he changed to the newer 5/20 energy saving oil and he says it does just fine in his car under all conditions. He recommended that I switch, too. My concern is that I want to hear from somebody else that has done this before I actually switch. Anyone?
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I have always used 5/30 oil in my two PTs but recently someone I know that has an '06 PT said he changed to the newer 5/20 energy saving oil and he says it does just fine in his car under all conditions. He recommended that I switch, too. My concern is that I want to hear from somebody else that has done this before I actually switch. Anyone?
There really is no real benefit that you would notice unless you kept detailed records of your MPG, oil changes and a couple of oil analysis over the years etc. to then compare over a couple of oil changes and records if you do change your oil viscosity index, but looking where you live there is no reason if you wanted to change your couldn't without concern!


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Oil viscosities and temperature ranges are "against" your idea. Warmer temperatures should have higher viscosities because oil thins out at higher temperatures.
Your mileage improvement would not be measurable.
The fact someone else did it is not much of a recommendation.
If you were in Alaska, I'd say go for it...
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