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#3329580 - 03/31/14 07:48 PM Re: Help! The wrong oil was used! [Re: Barkleymut]
Mantachieman Offline


Registered: 10/30/13
Posts: 5
Loc: Mantachie, Ms
Originally Posted By: Barkleymut
Your engine will never make it till June.

just a perfect example of why u should always diy


WHAT?! Why won't it?! Do you know something about these engines that I don't?! Please Explain!

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#3329588 - 03/31/14 07:49 PM Re: Help! The wrong oil was used! [Re: Mantachieman]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 25945
Loc: Michigan
He's joking. Relax.
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#3329589 - 03/31/14 07:51 PM Re: Help! The wrong oil was used! [Re: Quattro Pete]
Mantachieman Offline


Registered: 10/30/13
Posts: 5
Loc: Mantachie, Ms
Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
He's joking. Relax.


Oh! Shwew... Thank goodness... I'm new on here, and don't know just yet how to take a joke. Sorry. Lol

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#3329596 - 03/31/14 07:53 PM Re: Help! The wrong oil was used! [Re: Hyde244]
Mantachieman Offline


Registered: 10/30/13
Posts: 5
Loc: Mantachie, Ms
Originally Posted By: Hyde244
Leave it - GM specced this exact same engine for their 2010 Impala's with 5w30. (3.5L V6 with VVT)

http://www.chevrolet.com/content/dam/Che...pala_owners.pdf

The only reason Ford opts for the 5w20 is to help improve their Cafe standard. 5w30 will still provide the protection you need for this application.


Wow! Thanks for the link. Are these similar engines? I knew GM and Ford shared a transmission. But I never knew they shared an engine though. Thats Cool!

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#3329604 - 03/31/14 08:05 PM Re: Help! The wrong oil was used! [Re: Mantachieman]
Zaedock Offline


Registered: 09/10/05
Posts: 3839
Loc: Massachusetts
Those engines are not related at all.

Still, don't worry about it.
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#3329614 - 03/31/14 08:14 PM Re: Help! The wrong oil was used! [Re: Mantachieman]
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Registered: 08/14/10
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Leave it. No way I'd drain that expensive oil for that reason. If you had that vehicle in a foreign country they would be using 10w40 and 20w50 and not worrying a bit. 5w30 might be a better choice anyways.
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#3329617 - 03/31/14 08:15 PM Re: Help! The wrong oil was used! [Re: Mantachieman]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 13557
Loc: Upstate NY
While you should be fine, it may cause your engine to fall out at the worst moment.
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#3329619 - 03/31/14 08:15 PM Re: Help! The wrong oil was used! [Re: Hyde244]
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Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 2935
Loc: FL, USA
Originally Posted By: Hyde244
Leave it - GM specced this exact same engine for their 2010 Impala's with 5w30. (3.5L V6 with VVT)

http://www.chevrolet.com/content/dam/Che...pala_owners.pdf

The only reason Ford opts for the 5w20 is to help improve their Cafe standard. 5w30 will still provide the protection you need for this application.


WRONG! Not the same engine.
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#3329629 - 03/31/14 08:22 PM Re: Help! The wrong oil was used! [Re: Hyde244]
OVERKILL Offline


Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 26520
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: Hyde244
Leave it - GM specced this exact same engine for their 2010 Impala's with 5w30. (3.5L V6 with VVT)

http://www.chevrolet.com/content/dam/Che...pala_owners.pdf

The only reason Ford opts for the 5w20 is to help improve their Cafe standard. 5w30 will still provide the protection you need for this application.


The engines are from two complete different manufacturers. The fact that they share the same displacement in litres doesn't mean anything.
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#3329648 - 03/31/14 08:29 PM Re: Help! The wrong oil was used! [Re: Mantachieman]
R80RS Offline


Registered: 06/05/13
Posts: 624
Loc: Wisconsin USA
I'm also in the "you're fine leave it alone" camp. I've used 5w-30 for extended periods in my Fords requiring primarily 5w-20 with no problem.
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#3329694 - 03/31/14 08:58 PM Re: Help! The wrong oil was used! [Re: Mantachieman]
AP9 Offline


Registered: 07/10/13
Posts: 219
Loc: Chicago suburbs
Better a little too thick than a little too thin . . .

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#3329720 - 03/31/14 09:21 PM Re: Help! The wrong oil was used! [Re: AP9]
turtlevette Offline


Registered: 12/24/13
Posts: 685
Loc: Massachusetts
Originally Posted By: AP9
Better a little too thick than a little too thin . . .


Better a little too thin than a little too thick.

You could get an oil sucker for about 20 bucks and suck it out the dipstick. Put it in your other vehicle.

I'm going to do this in my Mustang as I think the German Castrol is too thick.

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#3329735 - 03/31/14 09:33 PM Re: Help! The wrong oil was used! [Re: turtlevette]
Zaedock Offline


Registered: 09/10/05
Posts: 3839
Loc: Massachusetts
Originally Posted By: turtlevette
Originally Posted By: AP9
Better a little too thick than a little too thin . . .


Better a little too thin than a little too thick.


Ah, it's the other way around.
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#3329754 - 03/31/14 09:47 PM Re: Help! The wrong oil was used! [Re: Mantachieman]
teddyboy Offline


Registered: 01/18/10
Posts: 916
Loc: NC, United States
I misread the owners manual for my wife's 07 Camry (the table covers the V6 too) and mistakenly ran M1 5W30 in a car that calls for 0W20/5W20. I did this for about 45K miles. There was no apparent problem from using the higher viscosity oil. The car has 106K on it now so if there is going to be a problem (and I sincerely doubt there will be) it will come something north of 100K.
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#3329758 - 03/31/14 09:55 PM Re: Help! The wrong oil was used! [Re: Zaedock]
turtlevette Offline


Registered: 12/24/13
Posts: 685
Loc: Massachusetts
Originally Posted By: Zaedock
Originally Posted By: turtlevette
Originally Posted By: AP9
Better a little too thick than a little too thin . . .


Better a little too thin than a little too thick.


Ah, it's the other way around.


Says who. Where's the documentation?

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