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Just had my oil changed on my 2005 spectra lx . they put in 5w20 . is that a good choice for a canadian summer?

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Hi Kevin
5w20 motor oil is recommended for our Ford Escape year round. I couldn't imagine why it wouldn't work for you. 10w30 would also be a good choice. Check the link to the forum below.

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That would be a better winter oil but it will work till te next one is due .

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SOURCE: can i use 5w30 instead of 5w20 oil on a 2006

you can but not recommended. the reason for the thinner oil is the tolerances in the bearing races on these engines are very tight, requiring thinner oil. 5w30 is ok for sure if you are going synthetic.

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