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Old December 18th, 2000, 13:05   #1
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Default Re: 15w-40 at -30F

Poor guy. He has no idea that there is no "compromise." 5w40 synthetic would be better than 15w40 dino oil whether it's hot OR cold. Under any circumstances the synthetic will protect his engine better.

Sad.

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p.s. Anybody want to buy a used PowerStroke?
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Old December 18th, 2000, 17:49   #2
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Cummins Guy:
How many people on this board think that 15w-40 will flow at -30F? Over the years I've never experienced failure or excess wear from higher viscosity oils."<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

We have some real winners over there. I try like hell but to no avail. I mean it even say's in the owners manual to use 10w30 at temps below 0? What the hell does this dummy have for brains? Rics underware or something



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Old December 18th, 2000, 17:51   #3
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mickey:
Poor guy. He has no idea that there is no "compromise." 5w40 synthetic would be better than 15w40 dino oil whether it's hot OR cold. Under any circumstances the synthetic will protect his engine better.

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Mickey,

I have already tried, I post something right from the Chevron synthetic literature about it. I didn't want to use Amsoil so I would n't look biased. What a bozo!!!!


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Old December 19th, 2000, 00:00   #4
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How many people on this board think that 15w-40 will flow at -30F? NO &*$%$ way. Following is a cut and paste, direct quote from the PSD board. I'm sorry, but even if his ford did start, he was running without oil for quite some time. Unbelievable. If you folks want a good laugh, go check these guys out. Again, its no wonder their trucks don't start worth a darn. Also, I'd call this guy a liar. They don't start at -30F unaided with no problem with even thinner oil. -30 F is COLD.


"It's a compromise. Lighter oils give better cold starts, but they break down easier under heat and work. Heavy oils start harder, but give better protection when working.
I use 15W-40 year round . My theory is that once my PSD is warm, it doesn't know how cold it is outside. It needs the 15W for the extended high idles and pulling. I have the block heater and oil heater for the cold starts. 5W or 0W isn't going to cut it under load. I also know from experience that the glow plug system and the cranking power of the PSD will allow it to start at -30F unaided with 15W-40 no problem. Yea, 5W might be better for the rare super cold start, but I'll compromise . Over the years I've never experienced failure or excess wear from higher viscosity oils."
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