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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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Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 12:32:51 PM

no need to
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QueenMother
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 11:30:26 AM

No
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 10:46:36 AM

No
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runnerpaul
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 10:04:08 AM

Never
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sheba24
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 8:31:19 AM

10w-30w all year
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 8:28:57 AM

never....
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 6:08:51 PM

No
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 4:42:37 PM

Synlube 5W50 year round.
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 11:18:18 AM

No
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 11:02:24 AM

Motorcraft 5W20 year around.
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EmoJackPine
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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 9:08:26 AM

No, use what the manufacturer recommends year around.
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 7:04:45 AM

No
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:59:43 PM

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counterattack
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:48:41 PM

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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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 9:34:56 PM

No
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CentaurChiron
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 7:56:11 PM

Where I live, yes
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contiki
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 7:35:31 AM

Never.......
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Floridaman2013
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 7:06:54 AM

Not with the new developed oils today. I use synthetic in my truck so when I do extreme heat driving or towing, the oil can take it.
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 6:54:56 AM

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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 5:21:36 AM

No, just use the recommended oil per my car manual.
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 6:41:39 AM

Never........
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no
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 5:34:00 AM

No, same formula year around
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contiki
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Never.........
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2014 10:24:46 AM

Nope.
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2014 9:56:02 AM

Definitely no as you would not choose a lighter oil for summer; you would choose heavier if anything.

Wonder where the question comes from as it appears not to be logical
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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2014 9:49:40 AM

no, 0-20 all year long.
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No...........
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Never...........
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2014 2:51:45 PM

If you are going to change shouldn't you use a heavier oil in the summer?
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2014 2:39:33 PM

5-30 all season.
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Message Posted: Jun 2, 2014 6:52:13 AM

no
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no...never....
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2014 7:56:53 AM

Nope
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Message Posted: Jun 1, 2014 7:47:46 AM

10w-30w all year.
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no
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