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#2723571 - 08/23/12 09:43 PM Which Oil Works Best In Winter ?
crazyoildude Offline


Registered: 07/23/08
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Loc: New Jersey
Which oil works best in the winter between these three and why?

1) Pennzoil yellow bottle 5w30
2) Quaker State green bottle 5w30
3) Valvoline white bottle 5w30
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#2723574 - 08/23/12 09:48 PM Re: Which Oil Works Best In Winter ? [Re: crazyoildude]
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
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Loc: Michigan
They work the same....wouldn't this be be defined more by engine and use here?

Remember, not everybody has a winter....
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#2723579 - 08/23/12 09:53 PM Re: Which Oil Works Best In Winter ? [Re: crazyoildude]
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Define "best".
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#2723605 - 08/23/12 10:20 PM Re: Which Oil Works Best In Winter ? [Re: crazyoildude]
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All will perform in a similar fashion because they are all 5w. If you were to use a 0W, then that would be "better" for cold start lubrication.
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#2723625 - 08/23/12 10:36 PM Re: Which Oil Works Best In Winter ? [Re: dparm]
crazyoildude Offline


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Best as in around zero degrees what i should ask is which one has the lowest pour point
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#2723630 - 08/23/12 10:41 PM Re: Which Oil Works Best In Winter ? [Re: crazyoildude]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
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Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: crazyoildude
Which oil works best in the winter between these three and why?


I would say we're splitting hairs. I've used the first two in winters up here with neither regret nor problem, and I wouldn't hesitate to use the VWB, either. One could probably find some CCV and MRV differences if one were so inclined, but if one is that concerned about it, one could always peruse some synthetic 0w-30 CCV and MRV specifications.

Some 5w-30s have better ultra-cold specifications than others, but unless you're in terrible, terrible cold doing unaided starts, it's not that big of a deal, and even then, I don't worry too much about it, even here. For example, if I recall correctly, some of the Petro-Canada oils beat PYB and QSGB in that regard, but I haven't rushed to switch oils, either.
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#2723673 - 08/24/12 12:10 AM Re: Which Oil Works Best In Winter ? [Re: crazyoildude]
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For around zero degF, the one with the highest VI and the lowest 100C viscosity.

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#2723678 - 08/24/12 12:31 AM Re: Which Oil Works Best In Winter ? [Re: Garak]
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Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 8399
Loc: Maricopa, AZ
Originally Posted By: Garak
Originally Posted By: crazyoildude
Which oil works best in the winter between these three and why?


I would say we're splitting hairs. One could probably find some CCV and MRV differences if one were so inclined, but if one is that concerned about it, one could always peruse some synthetic 0w-30 CCV and MRV specifications.

Some 5w-30s have better ultra-cold specifications than others, but unless you're in terrible, terrible cold doing unaided starts, it's not that big of a deal, and even then, I don't worry too much about it, even here. For example, if I recall correctly, some of the Petro-Canada oils beat PYB and QSGB in that regard, but I haven't rushed to switch oils, either.

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