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Old 12-04-2011, 09:28 AM   #1
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Oil for colder temps

What motor oil should I use in my car for winter? It gets below freezing here.
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5w30 would work great for winter temps.
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Old 12-04-2011, 01:15 PM   #3
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Re: Oil for colder temps

Uuumm gtmustang89, do you know what those numbers stand for?
5 is the resistance to flow when warm
30 is the resistance to flow when cold

Unless that is what is required its worse to switch to a heavier oil....

Stick to your factory 5-20 OP...... (unless yours is one of the older sixers that says it requires 5-30, then you use that)

Point being use what the factory specifies and don't f with it.....
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Im not so sure you know know a whole lot there the 5w stands for 5 winter so when colder or at startup temp. and the 30 is the operating temp. or at 100 degrees celcius or 212 degrees farenhiet try googleing it you might learn a thing or two
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Use whatever feels right lol
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Re: Oil for colder temps

f*** brain fart, got the numbers backwards -_- my bad man

the factory standard is what you should use either way OP people seems to have troubles whenever they start changing around the oils......
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Re: Oil for colder temps

5W-30 Mobil1 Extended Service engine oil. 5W being the important weight information. My car calls for 5w-30, so there are no changes needed.
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FYI- AM now sells all the best oil filters for our cars, check it out. Do research on the website- "bobistheoilguy.com" The test results don't lie!
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