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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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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 11:12:08 AM

No
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no
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 6:04:09 AM

No...never.....
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2014 7:04:41 AM

No, run 0w-30 year round.
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2014 6:54:24 AM

no
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no
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ScottAdams5
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2014 5:34:59 AM

No. There's no need or benefit.
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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2014 5:33:35 AM

No
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tiny1oh
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 8:39:37 AM

no, but lighter clothes
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2014 2:24:05 PM

no
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2014 1:18:38 PM

No not recommended by the manufacturer....
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46chief
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 2:54:33 PM

Nope
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No, it's a lease.
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 11:45:43 PM

Never!
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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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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2014 11:12:05 PM

No, same for all weather.
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No . . . .
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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...
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Never.....
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 6:16:51 AM

No...5W-30 all year...full synthetic.
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2014 6:12:38 AM

10w-30w all year.
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 9:48:22 AM

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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 9:48:01 AM

No. Most oils are multi-viscosity.
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