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Old 11-23-2005, 11:29 AM   #1
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Winter is coming and I am due for an oil change. Would it benefit my engine to a different weight for the winter, or should i stick to the default?
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yes..

However if you feel you want to change, the factory recommendations for cold weather are in your manual.
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Where are you living now? I think a bunch of us are meeting up soon.
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5w/30 in the winter.
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5w/30 in the winter.
Even though the Oil Cap on my Olds reads 10W-30. I use 5W-30 Dino from Dec thru Feb. The car turns over a little easier when the temps fall below 20 degrees F here in the Northeast. I believe GM recommeded 5W-30 for some 3800'* all year round. So when I take my annual trek down to Florida during the Christmas Holiday, it'* still fine to drive with 5W-30 while cruising the Florida (Autobahn) Turnpike.
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