The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #148889   Message #3461423
Posted By: Ed T
04-Jan-13 - 05:41 PM
Thread Name: BS: How Cold Can it Get?
Subject: RE: BS: How Cold Can it Get?
My mechanic recommends the use of synthetic engine oils in colder winter conditions. He claims they adhere to the top parts of the engine better and offer lubrication during cold starts. He claims that cold start (in very cold weather) and the warm up period has the greatest potential to cause engine wear and damage, and that is when you want the oil over the top of your engine, not in the bottom oil pan. It sounds reasonable, and the reason I switched to synthetic some time ago- in addition, many cab drivers, who get many hard miles out of their vehicles also use it.