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#3444532 - 08/03/14 08:57 AM frankenmixing OK?
Ed_T Offline


Registered: 08/03/05
Posts: 408
Loc: Taxachusettstan
Well now that the '12 CR-V is out of warranty, I plan on using up my stash of oils that are not 0W-20 in this vehicle. My latest OC was Valvoline 5w-30 full synthetic (SM) I had on the shelf and honestly, the engine is sooooooo much less clackety than with the M1. And fuel mileage has not suffered either. Kudo's to the M1 though, the AFE is excellent AFAICT and I will likely return to using it once these are consumed.

What I got left is some:
QS full syn 10w-30

5W-30 dino's:
Havoline Deposit Shield
Shell
Citgo syn blend
Pennzoil YB

So whatcha all think, once I get down to odd quarts, will it be be alright to mix away, where it seems all the oils claim compatibility with other oils? Or is there danger lurking in the add-pack mixtures?

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#3444540 - 08/03/14 09:10 AM Re: frankenmixing OK? [Re: Ed_T]
sicko Offline


Registered: 09/22/08
Posts: 1505
Loc: Virginia
It's not ideal, but it shouldn't be an issue.

Your bumper to bumper warranty is done, but isn't your power train warranty still going?

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#3444553 - 08/03/14 09:22 AM Re: frankenmixing OK? [Re: Ed_T]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 13790
Loc: USA
Mix away all you want, no harm will happen.
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#3444554 - 08/03/14 09:23 AM Re: frankenmixing OK? [Re: Ed_T]
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Registered: 02/13/12
Posts: 2153
Loc: Northern NY
Mix it all together and run it for 5,000 miles.
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#3444555 - 08/03/14 09:23 AM Re: frankenmixing OK? [Re: Ed_T]
Ed_T Offline


Registered: 08/03/05
Posts: 408
Loc: Taxachusettstan
63k miles // commuter x 2 drivers

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#3444567 - 08/03/14 09:36 AM Re: frankenmixing OK? [Re: Ed_T]
Danh Offline


Registered: 10/16/10
Posts: 777
Loc: Illinois
Honda specs 0w/20, which is only possible with a full synthetic or blend. Maybe this is all for fuel economy purposes or maybe, just maybe, Honda thinks this engine needs at least a synthetic blend.

If you had a bunch of synthetic or SynBlend 5w/20 on the shelf, using it should be risk-free. But going to a) 5/10w/30, b) conventional, c) mixture of oils of d) questionable age seems a bit much. You've got a nice car, why risk anything in the interest of saving a few bucks?

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#3444585 - 08/03/14 10:01 AM Re: frankenmixing OK? [Re: Danh]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 10665
Loc: OH
The K24 had no more than dino 5W-20 recommended for it for years.
This is not a picky engine.
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#3444603 - 08/03/14 10:18 AM Re: frankenmixing OK? [Re: Ed_T]
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Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 3630
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No issues with mixing, but IMO use the 10wxx in hotter months only.
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#3444619 - 08/03/14 10:42 AM Re: frankenmixing OK? [Re: Ed_T]
earlyre Offline


Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 2590
Loc: Lima, Ohio, USA
OP - see the Frankenbrew link in my sig.
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