Anyone have any information on Arctic Oils? Here is a quote that I'm trying to come up with an answer to on another thread.
quote:I don't think it's possible to make a 0wX oil without at least some synthetic base in there. Also I don't get the "Cling" issue, what the heck is ment by that. Is there some test that shows the "cling" that is left on the engine internals after shutdown?
The most stressful operation an engine faces is start-up -- some 90%+ of the wear occurring at that time... and the time that follows. The lower the engine (ambient) temp, the more wear that can be expected. Petroleum based oils cut this wear by a factor of 3:1 over synthetics that do not contain special (non-commercial) additive packages to help with "cling strength" (Look for "Arctic Spec" oils and you'll find they are petroleum based). I never use synthetic motor oil in vehicles that face 40F or below starts. And the colder it is, the more care I take in getting the engine fully warmed by running at fast idle... stopped.