You guys have never experienced cold How about minus 40F or C We go to 5W30 and synthetic although with a good battery you can get started at these temperatures. The cold is the only reason IMHO that synthetics should be used . Strts are easier & initial damage is minimized. I have 4 cyl LE with 183,000km and no oil burning except a puff on start ups The transmission gets so stiff you need two hands to change gears . I am trying synthiic in there this yearghettosled said:the owners manual has a break down of what to use when. i believe it says if the temp is constantly above zero degrees fahrenheit, then you should use 10w30. if the temp is constantly below 50 (i think its 50) then use 5w30. i get the same weather as you, and i use 10w30 all year even through the winter in all 3 of my cars, but thats just me.
my engine oil cap is stamped 5w30,Borisw37 said:Its time to change oil in my 93' Camry ~100K miles.
What grade should I use for the winter months?
I live near Philadelphia, PA. It does get kinda cold over here.