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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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5W30 always.
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10w-30w all year
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2014 4:24:09 AM

Hmmm..
Never heard of "anyone" changing to a lighter oil in the summer.

Old school was lighter in the winter (20 or 10 wt.)
Heavier in the summer (30 or 40 wt.)

All newer vehicles usually have a recommendation for year round use based on your climate.

As far as Conventional oil vs. Synthetic... well that's been argued time and time again.
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10w-30w all year.
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no. 5W-30 is recommended for my car.
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Synlube 5W50 year round.
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Motorcraft 5W20 year around.
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No, use what the manufacturer recommends year around.
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No change
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:35:34 PM

I change to a heaver oil during the summer months.
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