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Thicker oil in the winter?

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My CiVAK has a ticking noise under the hood on these cold mornings. Should I switch to 5w 30 oil?
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I would only run 5w30 in my Civic at any time. No point in running 10w30. The cold engine noise for the most part is normal. Honda coined it the "cold engine piston slap" and considered it normal. My 97 HX use to sound like it was coming apart for the first mile or so then it went away.
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