Green & Winter

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Buffalo,NewYork
I have green GC in My 2001 Old's Alero now & this oil is GREAT! Winter is approaching % reading that the GC is heavier than the stated 0W-30 & I generally use 5W/30.... has anyone run this oil in the winter & how is the cold start-up flow rate compared to a 5W/30 as it gets cold here in Buffalo,NY..... Thanks
 
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I have run it in the winter with air temps of -5 to -10 without windchill. it starts up easier than the 5-30 that I had used for years. engine is a 4.3l. hope this helps you out.
 

freeze12

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Buffalo,NewYork
matrass.... Your weather is probably similar to over here in Buffalo. The Alero has a 2.4L and was using Wally World synthetic (no problems) then switched to Mobil1 EP 5/30 and the motor had a knock to it from the M1.....switched to GC this spring and what a GREAT oil!!Thanks for the reply as from what I heard the GC was heavier than the stated 0/30 so thus the question,& yes,I have a hoard of GC in My garage and i blame it to this Forum!!!!%$$#@#$ [LOL!]
 
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GC is not heavier than the stated 0w-30. However, it is one of the thicker 30-weight oils...close to being a 40-weight, but still within the viscosity range of a 30-weight.
 

freeze12

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Buffalo,NewYork
Triple_Se7en ...BITOG is contagious & expensive "but I love it!" My car has never run as great as it does now with the GC "The Elves are working hard" My garage is 300ft below the ground on a highly guarded government facility...You are welcome!! [Big Grin] [Patriot]
 
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Where's your garage freeze? What side of the garage is your stash on? I don't want to knock over anything in the dark - you know! [LOL!] Leave your side door open please! I'll leave a cash-filled envelope for full oil value on the work bench there. [Big Grin]
 
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matrass.... Your weather is probably similar to over here in Buffalo. The Alero has a 2.4L and was using Wally World synthetic (no problems) then switched to Mobil1 EP 5/30 and the motor had a knock to it from the M1.....switched to GC this spring and what a GREAT oil!!Thanks for the reply as from what I heard the GC was heavier than the stated 0/30 so thus the question,& yes,I have a hoard of GC in My garage and i blame it to this Forum!!!!%$$#@#$ yes the weather here does suck in the winter, not quite as bad as you have it though. have to admit GC can be fun to search for.
 
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Toronto, ON, Canada
Running GC all year long in my Grand AM with 3400-series V6 engine & (just started for) my Mom's Sunfire GT with 2.4L Twin Cam I4 engine. No problems last winter in my Grand AM. Even at -25°C/-13°F range.
 
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MA
Hmmmmm.... So, would the GC 0W-30 be good for summer use, where I would otherwise use 10W-40....??? ('99 Jeep Cherokee XJ, non-high-RPM application) IS there a GC in any other visco??
 
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