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Old 12-19-2009, 02:43 PM   #1
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Oil Viscosities

With all of the cold weather we have up here, it got me to thinking maybe I should go with a different viscosity, I am currently using 10W30, I was thinking about going to 5W30 since we have many days where we don't get over 0, what concerns me though is the fact that my mileage is so high it's 176k and I have always used the 10W30 and I am afraid the 5W30 might be too thin and cause problems. Any experts here that can fill me in on what's best ?

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Old 12-19-2009, 06:10 PM   #2
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Hello, you are in the perfect place to run 5W30. I would even use synthetic. Have a warm winter

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Hello, you are in the perfect place to run 5W30. I would even use synthetic. Have a warm winter

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Old 12-20-2009, 09:42 AM   #4
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Hey AK, I'm not an expert, but have been around the bitter cold block a few times. You could use 5w-30 easily. You may even consider 0w-30 during the coldest period of winter. I use Schaeffer's full synthetic (5w or 10w-30), you can find a dealer through their web site. You may want to consider synthetic in the drive train, diff. for sure.
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Old 12-20-2009, 03:14 PM   #5
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Hey AK, I'm not an expert, but have been around the bitter cold block a few times. You could use 5w-30 easily. You may even consider 0w-30 during the coldest period of winter. I use Schaeffer's full synthetic (5w or 10w-30), you can find a dealer through their web site. You may want to consider synthetic in the drive train, diff. for sure.
I checked out there site, sounds pretty good, I checked for Dealerships and there are none in the state. I give them a call though and see if I can get some.
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