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Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: Gokhan] #4998063 02/01/19 10:01 AM
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Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: Patman] #4998069 02/01/19 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Patman
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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
Be careful -- you might not be able to convince yourself to go back! Swaying palms and warm sea breezes can have a powerful effect. . . wink Orlando might be a tad less "convincing," but you'll still be in jeopardy!


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Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: ekpolk] #4998086 02/01/19 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by ekpolk


Be careful -- you might not be able to convince yourself to go back! Swaying palms and warm sea breezes can have a powerful effect. . . wink Orlando might be a tad less "convincing," but you'll still be in jeopardy!


Orlando isn't our usual Florida destination, but we found a flight for $100 round trip so we couldn't resist. We usually like to go to SW Florida (Marco Island is our fave!) Since I met my wife in 2011, we have been to Florida 10 times! We're retiring in 2022 and from that point on we're going to spend every winter in SW Florida so the word polar vortex will be something we laugh at in the future smile


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Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: Patman] #4998101 02/01/19 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Patman
Orlando isn't our usual Florida destination, but we found a flight for $100 round trip so we couldn't resist. We usually like to go to SW Florida (Marco Island is our fave!) Since I met my wife in 2011, we have been to Florida 10 times! We're retiring in 2022 and from that point on we're going to spend every winter in SW Florida so the word polar vortex will be something we laugh at in the future smile


I'll look after the Vette while you are gone. LOL


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Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: Gokhan] #4998110 02/01/19 10:26 AM
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That's awfully kind of you to offer Stevie but on those trips the Vette will be coming with us! laugh


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Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: Patman] #4998151 02/01/19 10:56 AM
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That's awfully kind of you to offer Stevie but on those trips the Vette will be coming with us! laugh

grin2 That's what I thought, but it was worth a shot.


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Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: Gokhan] #4998288 02/01/19 12:48 PM
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My 2002 Focus started OK Tuesday night at -23f but failed to start Wednesday at -33f. It tried to start but just couldn't. It has Super Tech synthetic high mileage 5w20 with 4000 miles on the oil.
My 1993 Grand Cherokee with the 4.0 did start Wednesday with Resolute 10w30. It was banging pretty loud at first. If I didn't have to get to work, I would have just shut it off. It has 100 miles on the oil.
My kids Focus across town started OK at -27f with Maxlife 5w20. It has just over 1000 miles on the oil.

Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: Gokhan] #4998337 02/01/19 01:24 PM
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Facing the vehicle to the wind in an open area, gives those cold starts a real-feel temperature to deal with.


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Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: Gokhan] #4998352 02/01/19 01:32 PM
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January 21st, overnight temp hit -28C, my Soul failed to start. It had started a couple of times at that temp before the 21st, but couldn't do it that day.

Now, mea culpa, it has M1EP 10W-30 in it, a nine-year old battery (original!), and was not plugged in.

Since then, have been plugging it in, but even with that, it struggles to start as we are still in -28C overnight temps.

Battery is obviously on its last legs, but can't change it now or change the oil, so we will see what happens.


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Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: addyguy] #4998361 02/01/19 01:36 PM
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I discard four year old Costco batteries and I am near Ohio. The last time I bought 10w30 for my GMs / Chryslers, was in the early 1990s.
You are too far north for 10w in January and old-old batteries. Preventative care is needed when seasons change drastically and things become old and brittle.


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Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: addyguy] #4998384 02/01/19 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by addyguy
January 21st, overnight temp hit -28C, my Soul failed to start. It had started a couple of times at that temp before the 21st, but couldn't do it that day.

Now, mea culpa, it has M1EP 10W-30 in it, a nine-year old battery (original!), and was not plugged in.

Since then, have been plugging it in, but even with that, it struggles to start as we are still in -28C overnight temps.

Battery is obviously on its last legs, but can't change it now or change the oil, so we will see what happens.





Why can’t you change the battery?


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Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: PimTac] #4998392 02/01/19 01:55 PM
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The hood latch to his vehicle is rusted closed.


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Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: Triple_Se7en] #4998429 02/01/19 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Triple_Se7en
I discard four year old Costco batteries and I am near Ohio. The last time I bought 10w30 for my GMs / Chryslers, was in the early 1990s.
You are too far north for 10w in January and old-old batteries. Preventative care is needed when seasons change drastically and things become old and brittle.


Yeah, my battery lasted 6 years and I replaced it this summer. Putting either M1 0w30 or 0w20 AFE in really soon



Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: Gokhan] #4998435 02/01/19 02:22 PM
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The 5w30 in my 02 Xterra seems okay, starter is a little sluggish on -25C days. New battery. But the lifters clatter sometimes on cold starts. But only for a few seconds. If the idiot light is to be believed the pressure comes up very quickly. I changed the oil from Valvoline conventional to the regular mobil1 synthetic and noticed no difference at all in cold starts....

Wonder if I should start using the block heater lol. The supercharger ain't happy at those temps.


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Re: Has anyone had oil-related issues during the polar vortex? [Re: Gokhan] #4998438 02/01/19 02:23 PM
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The next two nights are supposed to be cold here and the Cherokee has conventional 10w40 in the engine. We'll see how that works but it's never had issues starting before. It may make a bit of a tick for a few seconds but after that it's fine.


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