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View Poll Results: What Recommended Motor Oil Weight do you plan on using going forward?

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  • 5W-20 Your healthcare system is a mess, eh?

    7 35.00%
  • 5W-30 It, like never snows here dude.

    9 45.00%
  • 10W-30 It's a dry heat!

    0 0%
  • Other specialty weight, like 0W-20 or 15W-50

    3 15.00%
  • What ever Jiffy Lube says

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    What recommended motor oil weight do you plan on using going forward?
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    5W-20 Your healthcare system is a mess, eh?

    I chose 5W20 'cause I AM CANADIAN
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    Pwrplay,

    Ontario is a big place, eh?

    I.E., Where! Thunder Bay, Guelf, Simcoe, Cornwall, North York, Dunnville, London, Peterboro, Elmira, Where? (forgive any miss-spellings - I'll forgive you for no longer having IPA)
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    I use 5w30 for "It's a dry heat" on all of my cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pwrplay View Post
    5W-20 Your healthcare system is a mess, eh?

    I chose 5W20 'cause I AM CANADIAN
    5W-20 Your healthcare system is a mess, eh?

    I chose 5W20 'cause I AM CANADIAN TOO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctrcbob View Post
    Pwrplay,

    Ontario is a big place, eh?

    I.E., Where! Thunder Bay, Guelf, Simcoe, Cornwall, North York, Dunnville, London, Peterboro, Elmira, Where? (forgive any miss-spellings - I'll forgive you for no longer having IPA)

    I'm from Burlington Ontario

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    I am using Mobil 1 5W-30 EP right now, but when it gets colder (doesn't get extremely cold where I live) I will switch to Mobil 1 0W-30 Advanced Fuel Economy (which I have already purchased).

    My V6 starts up and runs quieter with Mobil 1 5W-30, which has the oil filter on top that drains back into crankcase.

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    I use a summer weight and a winter weight oil, Since it is summer now, I answered with my summer weight.

    I am just like my car, I also have a summer and winter weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_888 View Post
    I am using Mobil 1 5W-30 EP right now, but when it gets colder (doesn't get extremely cold where I live) I will switch to Mobil 1 0W-30 Advanced Fuel Economy (which I have already purchased).

    My V6 starts up and runs quieter with Mobil 1 5W-30, which has the oil filter on top that drains back into crankcase.
    Mark,
    Isn't this backwards? you are moving to a heavier oil in the cold when a lighter oil would work better....

    5w is the "old" viscosity , so if you switch to 10w xxx in the cold you are getting less "flow" during cold start-up.

    I live in very cold and switch to 0w xxx in October ....

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    ignore last, I can't read,

    you switch to mobile 1 0x,, not 10w.... my mistake, very sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pwrplay View Post
    I'm from Burlington Ontario
    I've been to Burlington many times, (long time ago).

    You know its been a long time ago, because you no longer have IPA which is what I used to drink.

    (to those of you who don't know the fine Canadian beers and ales,
    IPA was "India Pale Ale"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctrcbob View Post
    (to those of you who don't know the fine Canadian beers and ales,
    IPA was "India Pale Ale"
    We're dudes we know what IPA means! "Take Off, eh, Hoser!"

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    I'm old school - 5W20 is just terrifying to me lol All of my vehicles, including my 2008 Silverado now recommend 5W20 - I can only assume for CAFE standard purposes - but I try to stay at a minimum 5W30. It could be placebo effect, but they seem to run quieter. My expedition had piston slap with 5W20 - went away with 5W30.

    I use Amsoil in everything, except my diesels, which get Shell Rotella.

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    Default Re: Motor Oil Weight

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    using an overweight oil can cause problems. using a 5w30 in an engine designed for 20 can cause problems. I would never recommend change the "hot" weight of your oil (against manufacturer)

    an overweight oil will not flow as the MFG intended in an engine designed for 20 weight. This may result in "hot" spots or pressure issues.

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