vkizzle is correct.ottofly wrote: ↑Jul 17th, 2017 7:52 amThat is incorrect.
Synthetic oil absolutely does make starting easier as the pour point is always lower with the same viscosity synthetic vs conventional. Synthetic also has lower kinematic viscosity (resistance to flow) vs a conventional of the same viscosity. The lower the temperature the greater the difference. Only when oil temp reaches over 50 Celsius does the resistance to flow (cSt) narrow compares to a synthetic.
A pour out of a bottle does not in any way represent what happens in an engine when the fluid is being pumped by a positive displacement pump.
Here is a video, although not scientific, that demonstrates the pour of both types of oil in cold weather.