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Hi:

Just want to know what engine oil do you usually use? I have been using the Motorcraft 5W-20 synthetic. But it's getting very cold outside and my car takes longer to start so I'm considering changing to a better oil.

What better brands do you use? Or should I try 5W-10?

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I would go to Mobile 1 5W-30, I know a lot of guys on this site that uses this.


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i use valvoline 5W-20 full synthetic, i haven't had any problems with starting in cold

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almost positive the weight of oil you use isnt going to affect how quickly your car starts.. only thing it affects is how well the oil flows at colder temperatures

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$20 says it's just the battery getting too cold and it's drawing out some of the power

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asking what kind of oil is the best on a carsite is like asking what kinda cake is the best at the fat peoples convention.

alot of the same answers, for different reasons


im a penzoil conventional guy. hold the synthetic.
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Yup,everyone has there favorite oil. Mine has always been Mobil 1, and the book calls for 5W20. However, I changed to Red Line 5W20 last oil change, and I can say the camshafts and lifters are noticeably quieter, and the exhaust smell is not as obnoxious upon startup. Just my observation. :yelpleased:

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I run Castol 10W-30 full synthetic in my car.
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I run Castol 10W-30 full synthetic in my car.
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I use Castrol GTX High Mileage 10W-30 in the summer -- but 5W-30 in the winter. It is recommended to use 10W-30 only above 0degrees F...

And actually, the weight of the oil does have an affect when it's cold. The "W" stands for Winter: so in cold temps, 5W oils are thinner (and easier to start the car) then 10W. So most of your Northerners (and Norwegians = Henry ) -- you should be using 5W-series oils!! (at least in winter)

The other number is how it acts when warm: and it indicates it's lubricating properties and protection from foaming (happens when oil is too thin). My manual specifies a 30 (weight of oil) for the second number, so I always get that.

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I've been using the Motorcraft synthetic blend for both my Mustang and my wife's Sport Trac. Been very happy with it.
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