5w30 in summer, 10w30 in winter, or vice versa?

Posted by krott5333, Jun 29, 2003
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    Are you supposed to use 5w30 in warmer weather, and 10w30 in colder, or is it the other way around?
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    vice versa. Actually you're supposed to use 10w30 year round except in extreme conditions, according to the owner's manual on my '91 Tsi.
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    DAMNIT!!! hurry miles, hurry, more miles needed, oil change needed!
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    What kind of car do you have? You're not suppossed to use 5W-30 at all if it's turbo.
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    Your suppose to use 10W-30 is the summer and 5W-30 is a winter oil.

    10W-30 when the temperature is not lower than -20C(-10F) but higher than 35C(100F)

    5W-30 when the temperature is lower than -20C(-10F) but not higher than 35C(100F)
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    oh dont worry, its a just a POS 88 accord. Well, its kind of a POS, but it runs well, works good for my cheap ass. And it never gets higher than 100º.. well it does, but not too often.
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