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forresj

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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2012 10:35:13 AM

Apparently, modern oil formulas don't require you to change oil viscosity during hot and cold months. Moreover, synthetic oils are only required if you abuse your vehicle (towing, extreme abuse, stop-n-go traffic).

http://autos.yahoo.com/news/do-you-really-need-heavier-oil-for-summer-.html
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NickoliMB
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 4:09:32 PM

No..5-30 across the year
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 6:16:51 AM

No...5W-30 all year...full synthetic.
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 6:12:38 AM

10w-30w all year.
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no
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 9:48:01 AM

No. Most oils are multi-viscosity.
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y
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 8:39:58 PM

That would be quite the bass-ackwards thing to do.
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 8:34:29 PM

no
we have moderate temps here on the central coast of CA.
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stay the same year round
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Never.....
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10w-30w all year.
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Message Posted: Sep 10, 2014 8:13:55 AM

No. Multi-grade oils and additional specific standards (e.g. Dexos 1 & Dexos 2 for GM vehicles) are the new norm. Straight weight oils and especially non-detergent oils are passe' (single weight oils can be used in small air-cooled engines during extreme heat, but never non-detergent oils).

Always consult your Owner's Manual for oil requirements.

[Edited by: Titanic1985 at 9/10/2014 8:16:35 AM EST]
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10w-30w all year.
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