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All year-round oil?

Hello,

So I've read that we need to use 5W-40 for winter and 10W-40 for summer.
Can I use only 5W-40 in the summer too? I don't want to change the oil every 6 months or so. I'm fine with a little smoke from the exhaust every now and then in summer. Also fully synthetic 10W-40 is kinda hard to find around here.

I currently have the Castrol EDGE fully synthetic 5W-40 and I've had smoke come out of the exhaust only once since march on idle after a 5 mile drive.

Also: What would be better, the Castrol that I'm using or the Liqui Moly fully synthetic 5W-40?

Here's the Castrol and here's the Liqui Moly.
I've been using the Castrol and it's fine as far as I can tell, but I can get a far better deal on the Liqui Moly because I know some people haha. But regardless of that, which one is better?
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I use Rotella 5w-40 all year

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I'll go for the Liqui Moly one, 5W-40 all year-round mainly because I don't know for sure where was the Castrol manufactured, it doesn't say on the jug and I can't find out where it's being imported from. As for the Liqui Moly I know for sure that it's manufactured and imported from Germany, so yeah.
Not that I've had any problems with the Castrol, it's actually pretty good.
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I'll go for the Liqui Moly one, 5W-40 all year-round mainly because I don't know for sure where was the Castrol manufactured, it doesn't say on the jug and I can't find out where it's being imported from. As for the Liqui Moly I know for sure that it's manufactured and imported from Germany, so yeah.
Not that I've had any problems with the Castrol, it's actually pretty good.
Castrol makes good oil too. I've run it in other cars.
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Yes, I'm sure they do. My first choice was Castrol, but I'll try out the Liqui Moly one now.
It says made in EU on the jug of the Castrol, by the way, but not exactly where. Meh, either way, both are good brands.
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The same here I have been running Rotella T6 5W-40 year around. I am sure you will fine running either Castrol or Liquid Molly in 5w-40.

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Great, I hope so too.

Thanks for your replies.
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I use 0W-40.

Oil burn in these cars unfortunately is a bit of a problem especially if it's got a few miles on it like mine does.

Rebuild time is very near though
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I use 0W-40.

Oil burn in these cars unfortunately is a bit of a problem especially if it's got a few miles on it like mine does.

Rebuild time is very near though
Why 0W-40? are you some where with with subzero temps in the Winter?
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I like the reduced wear on startup as i do alot of short trips from cold
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