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Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: Gokhan] #4997822 02/01/19 06:48 AM
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Hi Garak. I’m thinking that CT does a sale on PP, P Euro and P Euro L once in a while in the $29 to $33 range.


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Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: E365] #4997823 02/01/19 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by E365
5w-30 synthetic (Castrol Edge EP) is surprisingly thicker to pour vs 5w-20 synthetic (Formula Shell) in this video at -26F. 5w-20 wasn’t much different than 0w-20.



Based on the cold cranking CCS numbers the temp would have to be in the -31 F range before the difference between 0w20 and 5w20 would be obvious. Close but not quite cold enough in the video.


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Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: Gokhan] #4997850 02/01/19 07:22 AM
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M1 HM 10w-30 started no problem at 28F

Florida didn’t freeze hard like the rest of the country.


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Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: Gokhan] #4997863 02/01/19 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Gokhan
Has anyone had any oil-related issues during the polar vortex, like difficulty cranking? A 5W-30 probably can take -30 °F but don't you wish you were running 0W-xx?

Meanwhile, we were having a heat wave with the temperatures in the 80s here but we had a thunderstorm with heavy rain this morning.


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Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: ekpolk] #4997870 02/01/19 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by ekpolk

Nope, not me either, thanks to living in South Florida. I almost had to put a jacket on the other day. Thank goodness I've got 0w-20 in the Prius... laugh


I'm heading to Orlando tonight, keep some warm weather ready for me smile


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Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: Snagglefoot] #4997898 02/01/19 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Snagglefoot
Hi Garak. I’m thinking that CT does a sale on PP, P Euro and P Euro L once in a while in the $29 to $33 range.

And Euro LX.

Last edited by Snagglefoot; 02/01/19 07:58 AM.

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Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: Gokhan] #4997901 02/01/19 07:59 AM
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Asked a buddy in MN who was seeing -32F (by his vehicle) if he was having trouble starting, he was fine with 0W20.
His car is garaged at home, but the daytime temps have also been abysmal and he's had no issues.

I'll have to ask my BIL in WI if he had any trouble with the fleet of cars he maintains for his family, I'd bet anything that he runs 10W30...all the people I know who are still in Chicago are rich and certainly don't do their own car maintenance.


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Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: Gokhan] #4997908 02/01/19 08:03 AM
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No, not even in -35F+/- when I'd visit my cousin in the Adirondack mountains. That was long before the days of 0W-anything.


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Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: Gokhan] #4997941 02/01/19 08:33 AM
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Is it over?

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Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: Gokhan] #4997992 02/01/19 09:08 AM
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Oh,oh. Round two for Winnipeg next week. Also Calgary is going to -29 C on Super Bowl Sunday. .


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Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: Michael_P] #4997999 02/01/19 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Michael_P
Started my 97 F150 4.6 with 301,000 miles, original engine and transmission in -9F. The engine (M1 0W30), trans (Amsoil ATF) and diff (Amsoil Severe Gear 75W140) were fine but the power steering sounded like a mashed cat for the first 20 seconds. Later that day, I vac'd out the reservoir and the lines leading to the power steering pump. I replaced it with Super Tech low viscosity ATF. The next morning it was -5F, but no power steering noises.


Ford PS pumps are notoriously noisy when the fluid gets old (and thick). I have used M1 ATF or AMSOIL ATF in them, which would typically rectify it.


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Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: Gokhan] #4998005 02/01/19 09:18 AM
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I bought a 2015 Elantra monday before the "polar vortex" hit. It stressed me out having no idea anything about the cars service history going into such a tough time. The lowest temps we saw were -29F, high on wednesday was -15F. But even though it was parked outside it started. Not always on the first try, but it started.


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Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: Gokhan] #4998011 02/01/19 09:22 AM
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Thanks OVERKILL. I should have known this seeing I bought this truck new in 1996. I have done a few PS fluid flushes, but its been about 10 years since my last one.

Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: Michael_P] #4998019 02/01/19 09:27 AM
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Thanks OVERKILL. I should have known this seeing I bought this truck new in 1996. I have done a few PS fluid flushes, but its been about 10 years since my last one.


That'd definitely do it!


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Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: Snagglefoot] #4998031 02/01/19 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Snagglefoot
Oh,oh. Round two for Winnipeg next week. Also Calgary is going to -29 C on Super Bowl Sunday. .


We are on a rollercoaster ride here. We've had 3 days now where it hasn't gone over -15C and has been -20C to -22C overnight. But then it's going up to +5C on Sunday and +8C on Monday! But by next Friday it'll be cold again (not as cold as this week though)


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