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    Default Engine Oil this Winter??

    Winter is here!! I'm wondering what works for you guys?
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    If you live in Fairbanks, stick with 5w30 for gasoline, 10w30 for diesel.
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    Thanks

    So I'm thinking like Mobil 1 5W-30 full synthetic?

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    5W-30 is preferred but I would recommend a 0W-30 for better cold weather starts. check out AMSOIL's Signature Series Synthetic 0W-30 Motor Oil on my website. I have tons of customers that run this year round and love the fuel milage gains they get running it.

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    I run 5W30 here in MN where we get into the minus 40s during the winter. I know you all plug in your vehicles up there in Alaska as we do here in MN to, which also helps with cold starts.
    the 0W30 ive never heard of
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    M1 makes a 0W-20 and 0W-30. Listed for economy reasons. But it makes sense in extreme cold. That has been around a long time in Europe.
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    I wouldn't recommend such a thin weight, unless you've got a European sports car.

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