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Old 12-05-2018, 07:17 PM
 
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Originally Posted by southernnaturelover View Post
Sounds like condensation from short trips in cold weather.
This could be - this was at a time when it was not my primary vehicle and I'd drive it around the block on the weekends to keep it running.
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Old 01-31-2019, 07:21 PM
 
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I just want to put my 2 cents in here...I keep hearing 0 weight is like water or 0 weight is no good etc, etc, etc. Well 0W20 IS NOT 0 weight oil! It is 20 weight!!! the 0 refers to cold flow! Just like the poster who said it is in hybrids! And of course, this makes sense! I live in Ontario Canada, and we can get pretty cold winters here and 0 cold flow oil is becoming more and more popular! 0W20 or 5W20 flows EXACTLY the same at operational temperatures! I came on here to find out if I can replace recommended 5W20 with 0W20! and this argument isn't helping at all! I have a 2016 Chrysler Town and Country Touring L with the 3.6L engine! We can experience -20 weather often in the winter. That's Celsius to our US friends. Just under 0 F I believe...
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Old 01-31-2019, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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I just want to put my 2 cents in here...I keep hearing 0 weight is like water or 0 weight is no good etc, etc, etc. Well 0W20 IS NOT 0 weight oil! It is 20 weight!!! the 0 refers to cold flow! Just like the poster who said it is in hybrids! And of course, this makes sense! I live in Ontario Canada, and we can get pretty cold winters here and 0 cold flow oil is becoming more and more popular! 0W20 or 5W20 flows EXACTLY the same at operational temperatures! I came on here to find out if I can replace recommended 5W20 with 0W20! and this argument isn't helping at all! I have a 2016 Chrysler Town and Country Touring L with the 3.6L engine! We can experience -20 weather often in the winter. That's Celsius to our US friends. Just under 0 F I believe...
Agreed.

Logic dictates that if you live in a cold climate, you should be able to safely go with a lower winter weight oil, e.g. 5w20 -> 0w20 or 10w30 -> 5w30. If anything, you should get better lubrication until the engine is warmed up.
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Old 03-08-2019, 08:37 AM
 
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Hello every1...I jus changed my oil on my 2014 ford fusion se 2.5 non turbo an I used 0w-20 whn my car requires 5w-20...I didnt see dis until I was all done...just wanna know if it'll be ok
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Old Today, 08:52 AM
 
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i will tell you this i put 0/20 in a 2015 dodge grand caravan that called for 5/20 it didnt have enough oil pressure for the computer it would throw a low oil pressure code, put 5/20 back in and cleared the code and it has never came back on. dont know why except the computer was looking for a certain range of #s
Just a thought.
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