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Old 10-06-2017, 10:59 AM
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Default Honda Accord 2013 - Is 5w 20 synthetic oil fine?

Hi. I just noticed the Wal-Mart I went to used Castro 5w20 synthetic oil on my car. Will that be fine?

I've started to read elsewhere that an Accord 2013 needs 0w20.

I don't know the difference.
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:50 AM
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It will be fine. Your mpg will be a little worse but you will not notice it. Next time do your own oil change and get the 0w20.
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Old 10-30-2017, 11:49 AM
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Yea you'll be fine with with 5w-20. Did they have Pennzoil platinum? Pennzoil is legit.
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That's the problem with many oil places, bait and switch. If you tell them...wait, that's not the right oil. Then the cost of the oil change is $79.

Many years ago, I had to argue with guy on this. Three guys had to talk to me. When I wanted to leave, they end up using that the oil that the price said, and made it clear it was not manufacture spec.

I really should have just left because it should not be that difficult. I too DIY (now). It was a Toyota 1.8L. Nothing special really. There are like 3 million of them in the state.

They will always use the other oil so they can upsale to what you suppose to use. 0-20 is no longer anything special now. It's mainstream.
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