oil for winter and chrysler spec

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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
 
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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.
 

b16jose

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so 5w30 would be better even tho the manufacturer recomends 10w30? also i shouldn't have a problem running synthetics in a higher mileage truck correct?
 
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I use 5w30 in my dakota, year round and it works well. Even through 100 degree heat hauling cargo. 10w30 like another person said is obsolete.
 
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