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RE: Winter Princess
> Behalf Of Brendan/Coolian
> >for oil in our area, but if you park outside and don't have an
> >oil pan heater or block heater, you might go 5w30.
> Hmmmmmm....I don't think so.
> 5w30 is like water, and even when it needs to flow in the cold, synth
> 15w-50 for me....Everyone, including mechanics and dealers, have told me
> that 5w-30 would be terrible for my car, taking into account it's age and
> me driving more than 5 minutes a day...
Hmmm, does the air temp often go below -10F or even -20F where you live?
It does here.
I don't use 5w30 in my cars, but I do use Mobile 1 10w30, and I assure
you it works fine. No lifter clatter or anything.
And in a non turbo audi 5cyl, I'd venture to say 10w30 Mobile 1 would
work fine all year long, although I do use 15w50 in the summer.