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#989109 - 09/15/07 02:15 AM Acura 2003 CL-Type S--5 20 or 0 20 for Winter?
Snowflaque Offline


Registered: 08/01/03
Posts: 47
Loc: Minnesota
I have been using Mobil 1 5-20w as recommended for My Acura.
Would AMSOIL 0-20 provide more protection during a Minnesota winter?
thanks
John

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#989110 - 09/15/07 02:49 AM Re: Acura 2003 CL-Type S--5 20 or 0 20 for Winter? [Re: Snowflaque]
XS650 Offline



Registered: 12/21/03
Posts: 12385
Loc: Northern CA
Yes, the 0W-20 would be better for your climate.
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#989111 - 09/15/07 03:21 AM Re: Acura 2003 CL-Type S--5 20 or 0 20 for Winter? [Re: XS650]
98LSC32V Offline


Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 653
Loc: SF Bay Area
Amsoil ASM 0W-20! Mobil 1 also makes a 0w-20 if you can find it.
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#989112 - 09/15/07 06:01 AM Re: Acura 2003 CL-Type S--5 20 or 0 20 for Winter? [Re: XS650]
06VtecV6 Offline


Registered: 03/13/07
Posts: 836
Loc: lonestar
Quote:

Yes, the 0W-20 would be better for your climate.




So then by this logic, 0w-20 would *not* be good for hot + humid climate of South Texas? I was going to possibly try it now that my warranty is out and Fall beckons.

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#989113 - 09/15/07 08:34 PM Re: Acura 2003 CL-Type S--5 20 or 0 20 for Winter? [Re: 06VtecV6]
teaelle Offline


Registered: 09/03/07
Posts: 149
Loc: Toronto, Canada
i would recommend Amsoil 0W-30, i use that in my TL type-S

works great on VTEC engine

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#989114 - 09/15/07 10:22 PM Re: Acura 2003 CL-Type S--5 20 or 0 20 for Winter? [Re: teaelle]
wgtoys Offline


Registered: 12/11/06
Posts: 1240
Loc: California
A synthetic 0W-20 is ideal for your situation. Contrary to popular beliefs, a 0W-xx oil is not "thinner" than a 5W-xx oil. The first number refers only to the oil's characteristics at very low temperatures.

If I lived in Minn. I would certainly run a 0W-xx oil in the winter. Mobil-1 0W-20 is an excellent choice for you. The only reason to switch to 5W-20 come summer time would be if it is easier to find or significantly cheaper.

For a warm climate like South Texas there is little advantage to the 0W-xx rating. It isn't going to hurt anything, but probably will not do much for your either.

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#989115 - 09/15/07 10:56 PM Re: Acura 2003 CL-Type S--5 20 or 0 20 for Winter? [Re: wgtoys]
06VtecV6 Offline


Registered: 03/13/07
Posts: 836
Loc: lonestar
Quote:

i would recommend Amsoil 0W-30, i use that in my TL type-S

works great on VTEC engine




Quote:

A synthetic 0W-20 is ideal for your situation. Contrary to popular beliefs, a 0W-xx oil is not "thinner" than a 5W-xx oil. The first number refers only to the oil's characteristics at very low temperatures.

If I lived in Minn. I would certainly run a 0W-xx oil in the winter. Mobil-1 0W-20 is an excellent choice for you. The only reason to switch to 5W-20 come summer time would be if it is easier to find or significantly cheaper.

For a warm climate like South Texas there is little advantage to the 0W-xx rating. It isn't going to hurt anything, but probably will not do much for your either.




Sweet, Imma go look for a jug of 0w-20 at WM! Thanks!


Edited by 06VtecV6 (09/15/07 11:00 PM)

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#989116 - 09/16/07 12:35 AM Re: Acura 2003 CL-Type S--5 20 or 0 20 for Winter? [Re: 06VtecV6]
teaelle Offline


Registered: 09/03/07
Posts: 149
Loc: Toronto, Canada
0W grade oil might evapourate a bit in hot weather, if u hit VTEC a lot

but it does give an extra kick when u rev past 5000rpm coz it ahs less drag

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#989117 - 09/16/07 03:24 AM Re: Acura 2003 CL-Type S--5 20 or 0 20 for Winter? [Re: teaelle]
98LSC32V Offline


Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 653
Loc: SF Bay Area
0W has nothing to do with hot weather!
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#989118 - 09/16/07 04:27 AM Re: Acura 2003 CL-Type S--5 20 or 0 20 for Winter? [Re: 98LSC32V]
mechtech2 Offline


Registered: 09/05/06
Posts: 19479
Loc: Chicago Area
Also, viscosity is a range, not an exact thickness.
Some 5-30s are thicker when hot than the same company's 10-30, for instance.

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