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Fri Nov 5 10:11:23 EST 2004
At 09:45 AM 11/5/2004, Mike Miller wrote:
>----- Original Message ----- From: feelstranger
>By the Book, 10W-30 is not for below about 5F and 5-30 is not for above
>about 15F. That's a tough overlap when temps in the morning may be -20F
>one week and day time highs in the 30's the next...
>I use Mobile 1 15w50 year round in MT. On those sub 0 mornings, the car
>starts just fine.
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I typically run Mobil 1 15w 50.....regretted it using it in my CQ this past
January in Whitefield NH, near Tim Oneil's Rally school, where overnight
temperatures were in the -20 F, touching -30 F...The oil had the
consistency of glue that morning - took a full 15 minutes with jumper
cables attached to a running car to get the engine to turn over and idle.
Next morning it only went to -20, and it DID start on its own.
However, if you KNOW that you will be regularly dealing with temperatures
below 0 F, I would recommend switching to 10w 30, as the manual recommends...
1991 200 20v Q Avant Titan Grey
1991 200 20v Q Avant Indigo Mica
1990 CQ silver (awaiting S2 transplant)
1985 4000s Q....black and peeling CC
Chelmsford Ma, USA
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