what type of motor oil to use

msleo1973
0

Asked by msleo1973 Apr 23, 2009 at 04:45 PM about the 1992 Pontiac Bonneville

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

what type of motor oil to use in 10-30 or 10-40

3 Answers

Jakob Yonan
15

10W30(summer) or 5W30 (winter) although its recomended that you use 10W30 at all times

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Chase Sutherland
4,765

use whatever the car suggests to use. it should say on the dipstick or oil cap. oils are so advanced from before they wont break down as fast so there is no need for heavier weights in the summer than winter anymore

Danny Wang
3,175

Agree with all the previous post. From what I have seen on these motors, 10W-30 were the reccommended oil until the Series III engine, first launched in MY 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix. According to the GM Powertrain website, it was not necessary to use 10W-30 and that 5W-30 oil was okay on 3.8L Series III engines. As to why the change is okay, I am still trying to understand.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Burning oil 4 answers

    Burning about a quart of oil every 1,000 miles. Is this within normal range or do I have problems? Any ideas and what possible costs involved? TIA

    2000 Pontiac Bonneville SLE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1984 bonneville 58'000 original miles oil light 1 answer

    I got a 1984 bonneville it has 58'000 original miles on it whenever I go past 40 mph the oil light comes on but if I'm goin below 40 it don't come on it doesn't seem to be leaking oil I check it all...

    1984 Pontiac Bonneville

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1999 Bonneville 3800 has very low oil pressure and tapping knock 2 answers

    The oil pressure is in the red at idle, but when accelerated it goes up some , even to about half way up. I also hear what sounds like a tapping on solid metal, not a ping sound but more of a sound ...

    1999 Pontiac Bonneville 4 Dr SE Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Upper radiator hose collapsing 20 answers

    I changed the thermostat, gasket, both radiator hoses and flushed the radiator but the upper hose collapses when the car is cooled down....It fills up when motor is running and does not over heat

    2005 Pontiac Bonneville SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • oil pan got punctured motor shut down 4 answers

    hole in oil pan brother did not know drove it home motor shut off and will not turn back over after putting more oil in

    2004 Pontiac Grand Am

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Bonneville
Looking for a Used Bonneville in your area?
CarGurus has 747 nationwide Bonneville listings starting at $1,300.
ZIP:

Search Pontiac Bonneville Questions

Pontiac Bonneville Experts

#1 ticklemedaly
ticklemedaly
Reputation 290
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 260
#3 Lars Cats
Lars Cats
Reputation 230
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix"
114 Great Deals out of 3,989 listings starting at $850
Used Ford Taurus"
348 Great Deals out of 17,366 listings starting at $1,200
Used Buick LeSabre"
72 Great Deals out of 2,519 listings starting at $949
Used Nissan Maxima"
411 Great Deals out of 15,795 listings starting at $1,800
Used Buick Regal"
105 Great Deals out of 8,348 listings starting at $1,070
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
480 Great Deals out of 33,889 listings starting at $1,400
Used Nissan Altima"
1,318 Great Deals out of 81,244 listings starting at $1,298
Used Buick Park Avenue"
14 Great Deals out of 588 listings starting at $1,995

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Pontiac Bonneville For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 105 listings starting at $2,200
2004 Pontiac Bonneville For Sale
85 listings starting at $2,550
2003 Pontiac Bonneville For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 129 listings starting at $1,300
2002 Pontiac Bonneville For Sale
87 listings starting at $2,995
2001 Pontiac Bonneville For Sale
83 listings starting at $2,995