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I was reading an article the other day about struts. They stated that struts take a beating in the winter due to the cold weather.

I was wondering if because of the shrinkage effect of cold on mechanical parts whether or not cold weather tended to accelerate bearing, ring or cylinder wear? Do you think that cars that are maintained at room temp fare better in terms of engine wear? Anyone have any thoughts on this?

I dropped to 5W30 today from 10W30 as my engine seems to struggle until it warms up in sub 20 degree weather, this is the first time I have ever done this, but my manual is clear on changing to 5W30... see below, Mike


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