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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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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 8:06:07 PM

NO
here on the central coast of California the temps don't get low that often.
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 9:00:33 AM

No, my car already uses 0W20 all year round. Because of the light grade I do use a full synthetic. Just makes me feel better I guess...
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Message Posted: Nov 6, 2014 7:11:31 AM

10w-30w all year.
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never...........
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No, same for all weather.
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No . . . .
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2014 4:09:32 PM

No..5-30 across the year
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No...5W-30 all year...full synthetic.
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10w-30w all year.
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 9:48:01 AM

No. Most oils are multi-viscosity.
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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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