hey guys im really needing and oil change soon and since winter is around the corner what oil is best for cold conditions? would i be ok with a conventional 10w30 in my dakota? and also does supertech and , Mobil 5000 meet the chrysler oil spec? thanks
As you noted, car oil has 2 numbers [like 5-30].
The first is for cold flow/thickness, and the second for hot flow/ thickness.
There is a saying around here:
"No oil is too thin at start up."
Always use the lowest first number . In other words, a 5-30 is better than a 10-30. A 0-30 is wonderful, but is going to be a full synthetic and more expensive.
A 5 first number is great for most of the USA.
I consider a 10-30 to be obsolete at this point.