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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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10w-30w all year.
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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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No. I use a multi grade, year round.
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I run 5W-40 100% synthetic all year round!
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0W20 year round per mfr.
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I did this summer
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My car runs synthetic oil year round
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