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Winter dino oil

Sorry if this is question that had been asked 100 times but I searched both google and the forum search with out luck.

I like to change my oil every 3-4000 miles, last winter I used the rotella full syn. blue bottle 5w40. I know that the synthetic stuff is good for more miles and I feel like I'm wasting money buying the syn. oil and draining it every 3000 miles.
I use the 15w40 dino in the summer and would like to just keep the dino oil (with short change intervals) in the winter.
Any good dino 5w40/30's out there?
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I have never seen or heard of a 5w40 dino oil, I'm wondering if one exists. How cold does it get where you are? Maybe you can run T6 and extended the drain interval to 5,000.

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Why are you changing it so frequently?

Even with dino oil, unless you're drag racing, or really abusing the engine, there's really no need to change but every 5k??!!?

I'm no expert...but I listen when the experts speak. Overheard a "discussion" at trucks unlimited about the benfits of synthetic over regular oil...and it was finally agreed on, that regardless of what you use, the KEY is to making sure the oil (whatever type you use) is changed every 5k.

I just tripped 80k yesterday and decided to try the Valvoline 5W40 syn for the winter myself.




I'm curious about EOT, starting, and mileage. If I don't see improvements...then I won't see the need to spend any more next time.


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I'd love to use sythetic but just cant justify that price lol gonna stay with my 15-40 year round with 5k changes

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I am getting ready to do my change for the winter and am looking at going to 5w30 then going back to 10w40 for the summer.
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Why are you changing it so frequently?

Even with dino oil, unless you're drag racing, or really abusing the engine, there's really no need to change but every 5k??!!?

I'm no expert...but I listen when the experts speak. Overheard a "discussion" at trucks unlimited about the benfits of synthetic over regular oil...and it was finally agreed on, that regardless of what you use, the KEY is to making sure the oil (whatever type you use) is changed every 5k.

I just tripped 80k yesterday and decided to try the Valvoline 5W40 syn for the winter myself.




I'm curious about EOT, starting, and mileage. If I don't see improvements...then I won't see the need to spend any more next time.
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Why are you changing it so frequently?

Even with dino oil, unless you're drag racing, or really abusing the engine, there's really no need to change but every 5k??!!?

I'm no expert...but I listen when the experts speak. Overheard a "discussion" at trucks unlimited about the benfits of synthetic over regular oil...and it was finally agreed on, that regardless of what you use, the KEY is to making sure the oil (whatever type you use) is changed every 5k.

I just tripped 80k yesterday and decided to try the Valvoline 5W40 syn for the winter myself.



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I have never seen or heard of a 5w40 dino oil, I'm wondering if one exists. How cold does it get where you are? Maybe you can run T6 and extended the drain interval to 5,000.
I am in lower MI it can get cold... 15 below at times and then wind. Then when I go north for hunting and snowmobiling even colder.

I'm curious about EOT, starting, and mileage. If I don't see improvements...then I won't see the need to spend any more next time.
Well I might try to extend to 5k with the rotella 5w40 for the winter. I know its a diesel and the oil gets black but with my truck and the CCV vented out of the engine I can get very clear oil at 4000 mile changes and I like knowing its not too dirty. I think I will send in a oil sample on my next change.
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I'd love to use sythetic but just cant justify that price lol gonna stay with my 15-40 year round with 5k changes
Give 5w40 a chance for the winter... You'll never go back. Cold starts are soooooo much easier.

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Why are you changing it so frequently?

Even with dino oil, unless you're drag racing, or really abusing the engine, there's really no need to change but every 5k??!!?

I'm no expert...but I listen when the experts speak. Overheard a "discussion" at trucks unlimited about the benfits of synthetic over regular oil...and it was finally agreed on, that regardless of what you use, the KEY is to making sure the oil (whatever type you use) is changed every 5k.

I just tripped 80k yesterday and decided to try the Valvoline 5W40 syn for the winter myself.




I'm curious about EOT, starting, and mileage. If I don't see improvements...then I won't see the need to spend any more next time.
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