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should i switch oil for winter?
Posted 12 December 2005 - 02:50 PM
Posted 12 December 2005 - 02:56 PM
You may want to get an electric block heater too if you plan on keeping this car. It keeps the coolant warm overnite and in the morning your heater will work right away among other things. They are pretty easy to install.
rd 97 obw
Posted 12 December 2005 - 03:49 PM
Posted 12 December 2005 - 04:13 PM
from what i read, the "high mileage" oils are a little heavier than regular conventionals.
The 'high mileage' oils also have extra seal-swelling agents in them. I'd skip it if you are free of oil leaks.
I'm using Havoline dino-oil 5w30 this winter. My '98 Legacy L (same engine as you, the 2.2L? maybe?) runs great on it and starts up fine here in Mass. If you want a heavier 30w oil, try the Castrol 'made in Germany' 0w-30 synthetic, it's a heavy 30w and will be even thinner at cold temps.
Any good quality dino 5w30 (ex. Mobil 5000, Havoline, Chevron, others) will likely do just fine.
Posted 12 December 2005 - 05:07 PM
I would also strongly suggest getting both a block heater and an oil pan heater. Having the oil warmed as well as the engine itself gets things lubed up much faster in the morning.
Posted 12 December 2005 - 05:19 PM
Posted 12 December 2005 - 05:34 PM
Posted 12 December 2005 - 05:47 PM
Posted 12 December 2005 - 06:56 PM
?? dont get it..
oil is so 1987 folks...slick 50 that and you're all set!
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