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paroxysym 12-19-2011 08:05 AM

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

dmsfun 12-19-2011 09:00 AM

Re: 0w-30, anyone switch up in the winter?
 
No, no reason to, and it is not the recommended oil weight.

Crestwood1001 12-19-2011 09:37 AM

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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robpp 12-19-2011 11:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crestwood1001 (Post 536519)
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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SAYS WHO. Post some proof of that bro......Not your opinion.
















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!

Knightrider03m 12-19-2011 02:56 PM

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.

paroxysym 12-19-2011 04:16 PM

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

Originally Posted by robpp (Post 536567)
SAYS WHO. Post some proof of that bro......Not your opinion.
















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!

lol thank you rob

jeepgcoman 12-19-2011 08:36 PM

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.

Knightrider03m 12-19-2011 09:44 PM

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.

paroxysym 12-20-2011 07:13 AM

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.

dmsfun 12-21-2011 11:43 AM

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.

paroxysym 12-21-2011 02:02 PM

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

Originally Posted by dmsfun (Post 537946)
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.

mjl2610 12-22-2011 08:32 PM

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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