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Old 03-10-2001, 05:31 PM   #1
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Question Winnipeg- best kind of oil

Taking into consideration Winnipeg's winters plus a car with a turbo, what oil do you suggest? I'm not even sure being a turbo would matter but that's why I posted it within the question.
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Old 03-10-2001, 08:24 PM   #2
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WalMart has Mobil 1 synthetic, Canadian Supershop on Portage has Redline, CDN Tire has Castrol Syntec,,, take your pick.
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Old 03-11-2001, 04:10 AM   #3
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Is that 10w30, 5w30 etc?
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Old 03-11-2001, 05:07 AM   #4
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I have seen a few places that the 5W 30 is recommended. 10W 30 is better for hot climates...so that would not be the 'Peg!
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Old 03-11-2001, 08:35 AM   #5
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You could probably get away with running something like a 5w40 synthetic all year round. You get the easy of starting like a 5 weight, but the thermal protection of heavier 40 weight oil.
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Old 03-11-2001, 07:00 PM   #6
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BUT, the 40 could increase the oil pressure due to the heavier weight which will cause undue strain on the oil seals, on the motor. I would think that a good synthetic like Mobil 1 5w30 or 10w30 for winter/summer respectively should be just fine.

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Old 03-12-2001, 08:07 AM   #7
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I use Mobil 1 10w and 5w religously on all my cars with no problems. In fact I run it on my supercharged Corrado with no problems. I don't think our climate will be that much different to affect the turbos.
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Old 03-12-2001, 05:13 PM   #8
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Umm, mark, the 2.5 is rated down to 0 weight and all the way up to 50 weight. They wouldn't give it those ratings if it was going to cause problems. A 5w40 would be especially good for a turbo because any turbo motor thats being run hard gets really hot. I'd rather have a little extra strain but a whole load more protection.
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