Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2004 05:58:06 EST
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From: Frank Condelli <RAlanen@AOL.COM>
Subject: Re: Then I'd suggest refilling with a lighter weight oil.
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In a message dated 27/12/2004 4:31:17 PM Eastern Standard Time,
Then I'd suggest refilling with a lighter weight oil.
Well, not exactly the good solution. Yes, the lighter weight oil will
not tend to blow the O-ring but it will also be not the proper weight oil
after the engine is up to operating temperature and on the highway for hours on
end. What you need is either 15w50 Synthetic oil or a block heater to warm
the engine before starting with the 20w50 dino oil. In either case it is well
advised to use the block heater prior to starting any engine in these cold
conditions. Your causing a lot of undue wear and tear on the moving parts of
your engine starting it up at very cold temps using any kind of oil
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