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Old 08-31-2002, 08:03 PM   #1
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Default 5W-20 vs. 10W-40 motor oil...

My sister just got an oil change at some bullshit lube place by her school and instead of putting the same 5W-20 that i put in last time, they put in 10W-40. Will this cause any major changes or damage or is it better for the motor? I usually run the 10W-40 for my mom's camry, but i wasnt sure if it was ok the D17 so i used the 5W-20 like the manual suggested. Should i be worried??

EDIT: Car in question is a 2002 Civic LX


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Old 08-31-2002, 09:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: 5W-20 vs. 10W-40 motor oil... (EKology)

are u sure it wasnt a 5W-30 weight oil..thats what recommend d by honda and they say it can be harmful to use a heavier oil Click the image to open in full size.
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Default Re: 5W-20 vs. 10W-40 motor oil... (deepnite)

yup, im positive its 5W-20 that was written in the manual. So what do you guys think?? Any major damage??
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Default Re: 5W-20 vs. 10W-40 motor oil...

My brother is a car Mechanic and he said putting 5w20 is like putting water in your engine. He don't recommend it unless you want some major repairs down the road. I have a 2002 Honda CRV with 150,000 miles and I've been using 10w40 in the summer and 10w30 in the winter (I live in the Chicago area), and I have not had any problems with my engine.
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Default Re: 5W-20 vs. 10W-40 motor oil...

Nothin will happen if u use 10w-40 just going feel car lil heavier but I don't think you will have mechanical problems. And about 5w-20 it is to thin if ur car is jus a daily I'd use something in between those two...
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5w-30 castrol gtx FTW
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Default Re: 5W-20 vs. 10W-40 motor oil...

Why are you bringing back all these old threads?
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Why are you bringing back all these old threads?
it's what new people do. when i first signed up i scrolled through a bunch of old threads. never bumped any, though.
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