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Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2007 13:29:01 +0100
From: johannes <>
Subject: Re: 9-5 questions on engine oil

Eeyore wrote: > > johannes wrote: > > > The first number 5W is good for cold winter starting, the lower this number the > > better. > > How cold does it get in winter where you are ? > > Graham It doesn't get very cold here, only around freezing and very little snow. (south UK). The 5W/40 for fully synt oil is very common, whereas the 0W/40 (mobil) is more expensive. There is an argument against extreme multigrade for warm tropical climate or for vehicles which runs the whole day. e.g. busses. Then it's probably an advantage to rely on fewer additives for the longevity of the oil.

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