Mobil 1 5w30 vs 0w30

Can you use the 0w30 in place of the 5w30? Winters coming on and it seems like 0w30 would provide better lubrication in cold weather?? or am I confused? Any downside to using the 0w30? This is for a 95 Toyota Landcruiser 4.5 liter 6 cylinder with 130K miles. It's been using synthetics for the past 100K miles.
 

Al

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But if you already have it use it. The difference would be slight-if any different. If you were going to extend your oil change to maybe 10K miles or so you might want to stay away from the 0W-30. [Smile] [ October 10, 2003, 06:28 PM: Message edited by: Al ]
 
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I live in northern Minnesota and have used the 5W30 Mobil 1 and the 0W30 Mobil 1. Both worked fine all year long (winter through summer). Only difference I noticed is the fuel mileage was better with the 0W30 (about 2 to 3 mpg more in the summer, and about 1 or 2 in the winter). Good Day, Steven
 
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