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Car moving to Florida #4476105
07/31/17 10:58 PM
07/31/17 10:58 PM
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Atlantic Coast
Oilied Offline OP
Oilied  Offline OP
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Atlantic Coast
My car is being sent down to Florida from the northeast and will remain there for the duration of its life. I'll use it down there when I fly south for the winters. Up here in New England, its had full synthetic 5W-20 its whole life of 85K, 4 cylinder escape.

Should I change the grade of Oil since it will be in a much warmer climate from now on?

Re: Car moving to Florida [Re: Oilied] #4476107
07/31/17 11:03 PM
07/31/17 11:03 PM
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Phoenix, AZ
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Nope, Florida doesn't get that hot anyways.

Humid yes, hot no.


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 84k Mobil 1 AFE 0w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 230k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: Car moving to Florida [Re: Oilied] #4476109
07/31/17 11:04 PM
07/31/17 11:04 PM
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US-WA
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US-WA
It's not the heat that would worry me, it's the Floridians. I would worry about the paint more, and tires and brakes for the evasive maneuvers you will have to endure. Oh earplugs, [censored] is up with the horns?


95 Cherokee 190K DELO 10W30, XG8
07 IS250 100K Napa 10w30, FULL
04 YZF-R1 19K DELO 15w40, XG7317
99 HD XL1200S 20K VR1 20w50, NG1515
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Re: Car moving to Florida [Re: Oilied] #4476110
07/31/17 11:07 PM
07/31/17 11:07 PM
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Golden Meadow, LA
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Golden Meadow, LA
I'd say either Supertech 5W30 syn or Motorcraft syn blend 5W30 with a decent filter, Wix or Fram Ultra and change every 5k.


2006 2500 Dodge 5.9 Cummins Mobil Delvac 15W40, Fleetguard Stratapore 90k miles
Early '99 F250 ECLB 7.3 Stroker, 223k miles
Re: Car moving to Florida [Re: Oilied] #4476112
07/31/17 11:08 PM
07/31/17 11:08 PM
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Golden Meadow, LA
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Golden Meadow, LA
Florida seems to be just like south Louisiana, ridiculously hot and humid, especially this time of the year.


2006 2500 Dodge 5.9 Cummins Mobil Delvac 15W40, Fleetguard Stratapore 90k miles
Early '99 F250 ECLB 7.3 Stroker, 223k miles
Re: Car moving to Florida [Re: Oilied] #4476118
07/31/17 11:19 PM
07/31/17 11:19 PM
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Illinois, USA
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Originally Posted By: Oilied
My car is being sent down to Florida from the northeast and will remain there for the duration of its life. I'll use it down there when I fly south for the winters. Up here in New England, its had full synthetic 5W-20 its whole life of 85K, 4 cylinder escape.

Should I change the grade of Oil since it will be in a much warmer climate from now on?

In theory, you could just use 50% 5w-20 and 50% 5w-30 of the same exact oil. Depending on the brand of oil you use, your mixture would either just come out to be a very thick 5w-20 or a very thin 5w-30. It's a happy medium.


2001 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 5.4L V8 ~132k miles
-> PPHM 5w-20 w/Fram Ultra
1989 Chevrolet Camaro RS 5.0L TBI V8 ~48k miles
-> Milesyn SB 5w-30 w/Puro Boss
Re: Car moving to Florida [Re: Oilied] #4476141
08/01/17 12:37 AM
08/01/17 12:37 AM
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Texas (south)
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Texas (south)
I live in a hotter climate than florida. 5w30 will be alright. It's all we use here.


Always Mobil 1
2014 1.6L Nissan Versa Sedan, 5 spd, 5k OCI.
2011 3.5L Chevrolet Impala, Automatic, 5k OCI.
Re: Car moving to Florida [Re: Oilied] #4476152
08/01/17 02:09 AM
08/01/17 02:09 AM
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South Florida
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Don't change a thing.

Fill your tank to the top when you go back up north. Use a bottle of Stabil in the gas tank. And put your battery on a battery tender.


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13 Yamaha XT250 Valv MC 10W40
12 Suzuki S40 Rotella 15W40
10 Acura TSX 2.4 PZL Plat 5W30
06 GMC Sierra Nextgen 10W30


Re: Car moving to Florida [Re: Oilied] #4476179
08/01/17 05:18 AM
08/01/17 05:18 AM
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Port Orange, Florida
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Port Orange, Florida
Florida gets extremely Hot and Humid. July and August usually 90-110 everyday for everything South of Daytona Beach.
Cars last forever down here though. I live 2 miles from the beach. I just traded our 2002 Lincoln we bought new and it was nice and shiny with the production stickers still on the body underneath. It was never in a garage and sat outside it's whole life.
It's amazing how cars look down here. My buddy in Pennsylvania always buys his cars in Texas and Florida and drives to get them for that reason.



2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Hemi 4x4
2016 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack
Re: Car moving to Florida [Re: Panzerman] #4476182
08/01/17 05:29 AM
08/01/17 05:29 AM
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MD
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Originally Posted By: Panzerman
Florida gets extremely Hot and Humid. July and August usually 90-110 everyday for everything South of Daytona Beach.
Cars last forever down here though. I live 2 miles from the beach. I just traded our 2002 Lincoln we bought new and it was nice and shiny with the production stickers still on the body underneath. It was never in a garage and sat outside it's whole life.
It's amazing how cars look down here. My buddy in Pennsylvania always buys his cars in Texas and Florida and drives to get them for that reason.


I'm a hair north of Daytona and I'm not a regular but i would have thought the salt water mist would eat up the cars? Good to know.

Re: Car moving to Florida [Re: Oilied] #4476186
08/01/17 05:37 AM
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Crawfordville FL
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Crawfordville FL
You can run whatever you like in FL year round. I'm running 10w30


2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L V6, 178k miles M1 HM 10w-30
Re: Car moving to Florida [Re: Oilied] #4476196
08/01/17 05:56 AM
08/01/17 05:56 AM
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South Carolina
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South Carolina
Im with the 5/30 and 10/30 people, as I do in South Carolina.

Last edited by alarmguy; 08/01/17 05:56 AM.

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Re: Car moving to Florida [Re: Oilied] #4476215
08/01/17 06:38 AM
08/01/17 06:38 AM
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Western usa
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Western usa
I would take it to little Havana for the Castro dump & Fill. : 5w-fry-grease & a bay of pigs filter.

Re: Car moving to Florida [Re: Oilied] #4476245
08/01/17 07:27 AM
08/01/17 07:27 AM
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Michigan
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Michigan
Your engine at operating temp is the same at 40 degree ambient temp as it is at 90 degree ambient temp, assuming your cooling system is functioning properly. Just keep doing what youre doing.


05 Duramax Chevy(SOLD), 64 Chevy wagon, 10 Jeep Wrangler, 17 Equinox (rental), 18 Silverado 1/2 ton
Re: Car moving to Florida [Re: Dyusik] #4476249
08/01/17 07:37 AM
08/01/17 07:37 AM
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Minnesota
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Minnesota
tires and brakes for the evasive maneuvers you will have to endure. Oh earplugs, [censored] is up with the horns? [/quote]
Consider the age of the drivers there. I have a few family(67 Pontiac GTO convertible total loss) and friends that live or lived near where the OP is going and ALL have had serious accidents. The last accident of a friend had to have reconstructive surgery of her face after a old drunk blew through a stop and nailed her friends car on the passenger side. No more driving in cars and now only trucks or large SUV for her.
Oh, about all the horns, dead hearing aid batteries

Last edited by bioburner; 08/01/17 07:38 AM.


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