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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: Jan 21, 2015 9:37:17 PM

Why, it's not recommended...
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No its not recommended by the manufacturer....
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2015 5:23:30 PM

Actually, back in the day you would use lighter oil in the winter when it was cold and became "thicker", not the summer. However, now with the multi weight oils, it is not necessary.

[Edited by: billycar at 1/15/2015 5:26:11 PM EST]
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No, run 0w-30 year round.
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No. There's no need or benefit.
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no, but lighter clothes
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No not recommended by the manufacturer....
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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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