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Old 12-19-2011, 08:05 AM
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0w-30, anyone switch up in the winter?

i was just wondering if anyone drops to a zero weight oil for the winter months?
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Re: 0w-30, anyone switch up in the winter?

No, no reason to, and it is not the recommended oil weight.
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If you do your opening yourself up to trouble, its pointless. Just take the extra 5 to 10 mins to let ur jeep warm up!

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If you do your opening yourself up to trouble, its pointless. Just take the extra 5 to 10 mins to let ur jeep warm up!

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OP I use 0-xx in all my vehicles in the winter. My XJ has gotten mob1 0W-30 EVERY WINTER for the past 13 as well as its current 14th Colorado winter without issue.

When its below ZERO OUTSIDE your motor will Thank You!
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Re: 0w-30, anyone switch up in the winter?

I tried it...... didn't notice anything but a few more bucks lost out of my pocket for using 0-20 vs 5-20. Pointless to change over.
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Re: 0w-30, anyone switch up in the winter?

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Re: 0w-30, anyone switch up in the winter?

^^^ X2, Knightrider03m. Mine is a 5.7 though, and I didn't notice any difference either but, then again, where I am it seldom gets below zero outside and I have a heated garage for early morning starts. I could see it helping in really cold climates though.
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Re: 0w-30, anyone switch up in the winter?

Really I think full synthetic and synthetic blend oil at 5-20 would do much more for your engine then any 0-20 oil can ever do.
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Re: 0w-30, anyone switch up in the winter?

i was just wondering if anyone dropped the weight of their oil in the winter. i did it in my wrangler from time to time. i run full synthetic 5w-30 in my 4.7.
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Re: 0w-30, anyone switch up in the winter?

Running full synthetic 5w-20 as recommended OEM; the cold temp viscosity (pour point) of full synth is much improved versus dino oil of the same weight.
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Re: 0w-30, anyone switch up in the winter?

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Running full synthetic 5w-20 as recommended OEM; the cold temp viscosity (pour point) of full synth is much improved versus dino oil of the same weight.
i realized i had the wrong weight oil, i meant 0w-20. i get my oil changed this friday, i was thinking of switching up to a lower weight. but i run synthetic as it is.
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Re: 0w-30, anyone switch up in the winter?

I generally drop mine to 0w-30 in the fall-winter and run 5w-30 spring-summer. Been doing that with the full syn stuff since i had the jeep. No problems here, wouldn't worry about it if you are running 5w all year round either. My syn. oil change interval is 6500-7500miles depending on when i get around to it too. Just change your oil at the appropriate interval, use the right grade, have a good filter and not worry about it too much.
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