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Old 01-19-2003, 03:46 AM
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Location: Lehigh Valley PA
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Switching to a synthetic oil helps the engine crank faster when it's really cold. Since switching to the Rotella Synthetic I haven't "had" to use my block heater at all. I just started the SD in 15 degree weather after it had been sitting a couple weeks. No problem. Before, with 15W40 dino Rotella, I had to crank about 20 seconds at 8 degrees once to get it to kick over.
Bob Roe
Lehigh Valley PA USA
73 Olds 88, 72 MB 280SE, 78 Datsun 280Z, 71 T-Bird, 72 Olds 88, 83 Nissan Sentra, 85 Sentra, 73 230.6, 91 Integra, 83 300SD, 91 Volvo 940GLE wagon, 84 300SD, 95 Subaru Legacy L wagon, 02 Mountaineer, 91 300TE, 08 Murano, 2007 R320CDI 4Matic 52K, some Hyundai, 2008 BMW 535xi wagon all gone... currently
2007 Honda Odyssey Touring, 2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
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