So I’ve tried 3 grades so far: 5w30, 10w30, and now been using 10w40. I have worn oil rings or whatever and I get blue smoke after idling long, especially in hot weather. Changing the grades of oil hasn’t made a difference with this.
However, 5w30 would burn thru quickly...and leaks.
10w30 fairs a little better.
But recently I switched to 10w40 and noticed far less oil leaks (despite me already doing several oil leak fixes).
I’m just concerned about gas mileage, because I drive a lot on highway. I already don’t get the best gas mileage, but wondering if it’s even noticeable. I’m also considering 0w40 for quick flow at startup, but heavy enough to not leak at highway temps.