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View Poll Results: What viscosity of oil to use in winter?
5w30 16 88.89%
10w30 1 5.56%
other, ill post what kind 1 5.56%
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Old 09-13-2006, 11:53 PM   #1
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Default What kind of oil to use for the winter season?

i think ive got 5w30 in now (whatever the recomended one in the manual is)

some people use 10w30 too i assume

whats better for the winter?
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Old 09-14-2006, 12:22 AM   #2
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0w30 if it starts getting real cold otherwise 5w, 10w is pretty damn thick for cold starts in winter
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Old 09-14-2006, 12:22 AM   #3
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0w30 if it starts getting real cold otherwise 5w, 10w is pretty damn thick for cold starts in winter......

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Old 09-14-2006, 12:25 AM   #4
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I've always run 5w30 without issues.
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Old 09-14-2006, 12:47 AM   #5
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5W30 all year long.
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Old 09-14-2006, 12:55 AM   #6
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Oil is oil, they say, but I have noticed subtle differences in ease of starting / smoothness between different brands/viscosities (observations that are hardly scientific, mind you).

I had great luck with German Castrol (0w30) last winter. Car started up like nobody's business, yet ran smoothly due to the thickening of the oil as it reached operating temps.

Right now, I'm running Mobil 1 0w40 and intend to take it into the winter. Consumption seems minimal with this oil, but we'll see how it holds up over time.
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Old 09-14-2006, 08:06 AM   #7
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Winter - Mobil 1 5w30 Truck and SUV synthetic.
Summer - Mobil 1 10w30 synthetic. I lose about 1/2 quart over 5000 miles.
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Old 09-14-2006, 09:57 AM   #8
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Mobil 1 5w30 all year long with 6000 miles changing intervals backed up with oil analysis. So far car uses no oil between changes
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Old 09-14-2006, 10:05 AM   #9
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Amsoil 5W30 all year long hear.

No consumption after 60K miles.
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Old 09-14-2006, 12:28 PM   #10
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I am running the AMSOIL Series 2000 0w-30 all year in the 92x. Absolutely ZERO oil consumption with this oil. Also using the AMSOIL EaO13 filter. https://www.amsoil.com/storefront/tso.aspx?zo=1132530

It is expensive but check this page out. http://www.modernoils.com/Purchase_at_Dealer_Cost.html
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Old 09-14-2006, 12:42 PM   #11
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I've always been bothered since I was in texas everyone runs 10w30 unlinke the recommended from subaru 5w30. Granted texas heat and zero cold months. I been runing 10w30 royal purple syn.

I gotta change my oil tomorrow. I'm thinking going 5w30 royal purple syn. One thing I don't like about royal purpole it "seems" thin...and its already clear/dark/purple color so soon after (if I drive hard) it turns dark and dirty looking...basically the looks of it are not a good indication of its state. Granted I change oil every 2K miles. I been thinking going to Mobil 1 syn, mainly because of its honey color and thick look, as it is easier to visually inspect and know if its getting older...

some thoughts....

cliff notes: Using RoyalPurple 10w30. Want to switch to 5w10 as of tomorrow. And thinking of jumping ships to Mobil 1 syn.
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