motor oil 5-30 vs 10-30

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Asked by Apr 30, 2008 at 03:45 PM about the 2003 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Question type: General

i live in a hot climate is 10-30 motor oil a good oil to use

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5-30.......threre's no need to use something as heavy as 10-30.

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5-30 is all around even. its thinner than 10-30, so it starts in colder weather better. but when the engine warms up, there is hardly any difference.

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use thicker oil if you have alot of miles, both oils have the same viscosity cold...30 weight, then the viscosity changes when engine oil is warm 5 is then thinner than 10 w 30. there really isnt alot of difference between the two.

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Define hot, and a 10w-40 is better for the 4.0. Its an old school design with big bearing clearances. The thicker oil keeps it happy. As an FYI to the rest, the 1st # on oil is its viscosity when cold. The 2nd # is the viscosity when hot.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about oil and lots more --- http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/motor-oil-101/

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The W stands for Winter. It is the viscosity on a cold start. When the engine reaches operating temperature, the viscosity is the second number.

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