Originally posted by TSoA:
heyjay, how can you bea junior member and know so much?This is my third winter in northern PA where low winter temps has been an issue. I learned a lesson last week when my woman's I-5 Audi with 10w-30 froze up good at -5 degrees. I used a hill and push-started it, tough to spin the engine but it started...hope I did not damage it.A total novice scale I made up for idiots is "don't use a (multiweight) oil at temps below what the w-rating says", for example a 10w should not be used under 10 degres F and so on to a 0w oil at zero degrees F seems to reflect what happens anyway. Not many car owners are as knowledgable as you, and are slow to comprehend anything more basic than I discribed ...duh... centipoise?