Recent Topics
Milesyn SXR- bulk oil any good?
by UnclePeco
8 minutes 28 seconds ago
Max life now dexos approved
by DirtRacer53
23 minutes 5 seconds ago
Frequent OCI For Push Mower
by Finz
Today at 07:30 AM
Pikes Peak and Victory
by whip
Today at 07:19 AM
Attention...........
...breaking news

by CourierDriver
Today at 07:01 AM
World's best Lumberjack is an Aussie
by Shannow
Today at 06:57 AM
2015 Indianapolis 500
by Turk
Today at 06:06 AM
PS fluid for '98 blazer
by dlundblad
Today at 06:00 AM
Motorcraft 5w30 gf5 on a diesel
by Montenecu
Today at 05:07 AM
AK47 made from a shovel
by Oldmoparguy1
Today at 02:36 AM
Whale oil
by mjoekingz28
Today at 12:01 AM
Friend Bought a new FZ6R today
by donnyj08
Yesterday at 11:35 PM
Newest Members
Flanker, el469, Trebuin, findapath, Montenecu
54074 Registered Users
Who's Online
84 registered (2010_FX4, AP9, ag_ghost, Al, 97f150, 10 invisible), 1742 Guests and 129 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
54074 Members
66 Forums
231747 Topics
3714417 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
Topic Options
#1594482 - 09/09/09 05:24 PM Re: using 5W30 instead of 5W20 [Re: Colt45ws]
SAJEFFC Offline


Registered: 10/04/05
Posts: 336
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Onmo'Eegusee
Well, in Texas with 0W40, Its kinda not surprising. Does not apply to someone living in Canada.
No I agree 100% I'm sure the 0W40 would probably not be a good idea in Canada. But even in TX heat the 40 weight has got to be much thicker than the 20 weight yet the engine sure doesn't notice it. Just my observation anyway.

Top
#1594538 - 09/09/09 06:36 PM Re: using 5W30 instead of 5W20 [Re: SAJEFFC]
FZ1 Offline


Registered: 02/07/08
Posts: 4192
Loc: Texas
It's easier to feel the difference in thin and thick oil with a motorcycle. Just run one of the more dense 5-20s if your oem spec is 5-20 and you want to go on the thicker side. Want more protection? Run a synthetic.

Top
#1594658 - 09/09/09 08:27 PM Re: using 5W30 instead of 5W20 [Re: cteichroeb]
JohnBrowning Offline


Registered: 05/01/03
Posts: 9448
Loc: USA
You can easily run 5W30 in it! If I lived in Canada I would have a close look at XD in 0W30 it is a great product that I wish mobil would bring to the USA at a good dino price point!

Top
#1594667 - 09/09/09 08:34 PM Re: using 5W30 instead of 5W20 [Re: cteichroeb]
river_rat Offline


Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 3402
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: cteichroeb
There seems to be a lot of demand for this type of oil however my Canadian Tire store rarely has it in stock.

Think they are getting all they can, or just too stupid to order proportionately more of it and make more money?
...Like in the US when you can't get size 11 shoes because "we can't seem to keep them in stock."

Top
#1594675 - 09/09/09 08:40 PM Re: using 5W30 instead of 5W20 [Re: Colt45ws]
TAP Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Posts: 20
Loc: Ohio
To the OP, you could run a thinner 5w-30. Castrol Edge for example, is darn near a 5w-20 in terms of viscosity and has great specs for pumpability at colder temps. I'm sure there are other 5w-30 or 0w-30 oils that are close to a 5w-20.

Top
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2