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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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BroncoFans
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 1:12:32 PM

Go with the recommended
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 12:31:01 PM

Used the recommended
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no
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2015 6:19:23 AM

Nope. Same viscosity year round!
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2015 6:38:50 AM

I use the recommended oil.
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2015 6:38:03 AM

no
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2015 9:02:01 PM

No.
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2015 8:24:38 PM

No. 5w20, always
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No
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Message Posted: Apr 1, 2015 5:21:57 AM

10w-30w all year.
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No.
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No.
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No.
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nope, no need to now
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Message Posted: Mar 30, 2015 5:55:13 AM

No, I use multi-grade oil
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Nope.
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No.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2015 11:29:48 AM

5W-20 year round.
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Never.
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Same oil all year.
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2015 6:28:59 AM

no synthetic year round
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 8:41:52 PM

No
Here on the central coast of CA
We only have spring n summer.
todays high in Pismo Beach was 75
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n
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2015 9:37:17 PM

Why, it's not recommended...
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