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Can I use 0W-16 oil in newer normal family cars?

Can I use 0W-16 oil in newer normal family cars? 0w-16 has been around for a few years and is Mobil, Motul, Pennzoil, Idemitsu and German make Ravenol all offer it. Ravenol's field tests were positive for mpg.

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Yes you can use 0W oil. The number before the W (which is for winter) represents the oil viscosity/flow at low temperatures. So the lower the W number the better the oil's cold temperature/cold start performance. As for the second number, that refers to the viscosity at 100C, therefore the lower the number the thinner the oil (so a W10 is thinner that a W 30). Manufacturers normally recommend the best grade of oil for their engines
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