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Old 12-15-2008, 02:42 PM
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Cold Weather Oil Change Question

I had originally posted about changing oil for a trip. Well, that is a moot point because I need to change it now due to making an extra unplanned trip. This is the question. I currently use conventional Rotella 15W40 in my truck. Will it hurt to switch to synthetic 5W40, given I am going to Liberty, MO where the average temperature while I am there 20-27 DEC will be a high of 30 and low of 17? One night it will get down to 3. I do not spending the extra money on oil if this will keep me freezing up?

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Old 12-15-2008, 02:49 PM
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Stick with the 15W40, i'm in the cold 7 months of the year and thats what i use!
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:08 PM
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I run Valvoline Premium Blue Extreme 5W-40 synthetic.
I think the high was 12* today, no issues. Performs great, very smooth starting.

Starts and idles much smoother than Rotella 15w-40. My trucks have always been loud and really loud when starting in the cold.
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My 6.0 has 150,000 K on her and I live in Southern Indiana. What should I run?
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