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post #26 of 35 Old 10-02-2006, 12:08 AM
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-35C = 31F. yea, i highly doubt you are starting your car in those conditions b/c if you were you would need a block heater.
I don't know where you live, but it is possible for people to be starting their cars in these temperature ranges. I'm not throwing stones here, I'm no oil expert. I just happen to live in Michigan and last winter I was driving my tib in temps below 0. You wake up in northern michigan in the dead of winter and if it's 10 degrees outside then it must have been a warm night. BTW I don't use a block heater. If I make a switch in oil it will be to a 5w just because of the cold temps I can come across. Just don't assume that some of us aren't cranking it over with 10 inches of snow on our roofs.
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I don't know where you live, but it is possible for people to be starting their cars in these temperature ranges. I'm not throwing stones here, I'm no oil expert. I just happen to live in Michigan and last winter I was driving my tib in temps below 0. You wake up in northern michigan in the dead of winter and if it's 10 degrees outside then it must have been a warm night. BTW I don't use a block heater. If I make a switch in oil it will be to a 5w just because of the cold temps I can come across. Just don't assume that some of us aren't cranking it over with 10 inches of snow on our roofs.


i am not assuming anything other than the fact he is not cranking at -31F. go back and read deeze's (kyle's) post. he is in ALASKA! btw, he works for an oil company too and is in agreance with me. and yea, i know you are not throwing stones and apperciate the feedback but rest assured i am making statements based upon facts. and i live in norther ohio right on lake erie.... i only start my car in lake effect snow and share your pain of -20 wind chills. i probably shouldnt have said -20 wind chills b/c it will confuse people so here goes.... a car's temp has nothing to do w/ a wind chill. metal is only as cold as the outside temperature.

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Re: The Definitive Oil Explanation Thread

I would like to know after reading this thread I feel like a complete moron. Can someone just give me a recommendation on what oil to use for my 2001 tiburon with 104k miles on it.

My mechanic buddy laughed at me and said oil is oil and he said Havoline is the shiznit, and he said synthetic is garbage. Well he is a Corolla pushin puerto rican so what does he know about tiburons anyways right... Anyways he got me worried because he said 10W30 is not doing justice and I need to switch to a heavier oil like a 40 weight.

My Integra tuning friend has always used Mobil 1 synthetic and trusting his OCD for perfection I trusted his judgement and have been using it myself for a while now for about the last 40k miles.

I can't understand all this oil math, I'm a simpleton, can someone just respond with the oil I should use in my vehicle. I have only changed the clutch to a clutchmasters stage 1, and 7.5 lb Fidanza flywheel all the rest is bone stock. Also, if you have some good mod ideas I would love to hear them. Of course my friend with a Corrado says I need to sell my Korean garbage and get a Vdub. I'm sure I will get flamed for these statements but hey I'm pretty happy with the tibby, bought it with 27k miles on it for $7500 and haven't had anything major go wrong with it. Actually only regular maintenance. Well, now the Valve cover gasket needs replacement, but thats minor. I wouldn't mind chipping it or doing something to it, as long as its not too costly and is not going to cause the motor to explode. I look forward to hearing your responses and like this little bulletin board I found. Good to know people actually like moddin' something other than the usual and f the makers of Fast and the Furious 3 for their anti-korean statements. Bastardz. Thanx for your time.
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Re: The Definitive Oil Explanation Thread

wow, your friend is stupid. heavier weights he may be thinking are good to seal up all the gaps from the wear on the engine but i would stick w/ 10w/30 at max or the stock 5w/30/20. general rule of thumb is when u do an oil change u do not want to go more than a 5w deviation. so what do u have in there right now? if u do go synthetic this late in the game u will notice one thing.... oil will pour out of every little seal gap you have. it is just the nature of the beast. it will do that until it gets clogged w/ dirt . i personally say keep with what u have been doing in this stage in life.

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Re: The Definitive Oil Explanation Thread

I love my fully-synthetic 0W-40 oil. you should use the mobil 1 0W-40...


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I used to work with a oil distribution company as warehouse manager. What im about to say only pertains to delearship/mechanic shops. When you purchase a oil change from a shop/dealership the brand of oil relating to popular brands such as Mobil. These products (!UNLESS its mobil 0w30 or ow40) are all mixed between brands. This is ONLY when they use a tank oil system to distribute oil to customer cars (which is prety much every shop). When a oil distributer ships out the oil in they come from the main large tanks (could be 5,000gallons or more). They are all blended off of rail cars (trains) when they come in, in to a main tank. Then put into (totes) of 500gallons to be distributed through out the day. The low quality oils are held in seperate tanks mixed as well. Now this really doesnt make a difference but its just something to let you know. These high grade oils share almost the same quality's to an extent so one wouldnt notice the difference. When you purchase it from a auto store in a specific bottle of ones product though you are getting their specific oil recipe. Not very usefull info but take it for what is worth. Products of the 5w20's 5w30's and 10w30's do have differences between these producers but understand thats not what your getting at a shop but rather a blend.
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Re: The Definitive Oil Explanation Thread

I have seen all this information before. It is all correct. You are however wrong in recommending garbage1 oil. Stay away if you run your car hard. I personally use eneos 5w-40 in the summer and german castrol in the winter (0w30). If you want to know why mobil1 is trash just search some subaru boards.

But overall good information to have posted BMS and its good to see you also have an understanding yourself to explain this to people.


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20w50 only goes in mine...
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Yes because oil starvation makes your car sound soooooo nice........... So your driving WRC or Time Attack only with that oil right? I know you wouldnt dailydrive with that.


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Re: The Definitive Oil Explanation Thread

Splash a little onto the cams when it needs to be used the couples times a month in the winter and she's golden...
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