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#2248895 - 05/01/11 08:33 PM mix 5w-20 with 5-30?
Carolina19nc Offline

Registered: 04/08/10
Posts: 23
Loc: North Carolina
Hello all... my wifes accord takes 4.5 qts of 5-20 and my canyon takes 6qts of 5-30. My truck usually gets changed every other time the car does as my wife is always going going etc... My question is would it be ok to save the half quarts left from my wifes car and use it as the 6th.qt for my truck? I buy the 5qt jugs of qs synthetic for 19 bucks and buying an individual qt is like over $6 alone. Thanks in advance

#2248899 - 05/01/11 08:39 PM Re: mix 5w-20 with 5-30? [Re: Carolina19nc]
chubbs1 Offline

Registered: 06/09/10
Posts: 4574
Loc: Merritt Island FL, USA
Absolutely yes. There is no problem. I mix a little when I have to all of the time, never had one issue in my life.
'12 Charger SXT
QSUD 5w30 OEM filter

'12 Charger SXT
Edge FST EP 5w30 OEM (Mine;)

'11 Hyundai Sonata GLS
QSUD 5w20 OEM Filter

#2248901 - 05/01/11 08:40 PM Re: mix 5w-20 with 5-30? [Re: Carolina19nc]
NightRiderQ45 Offline

Registered: 03/24/08
Posts: 929
Loc: Houston, TX
Mix it no harm. That's what I have in my motor right now. I used the left over qts in my most recent oci.
2002 Lexus GS300 120k My NEW baby
1998 FGY33 Infiniti Q45 257k....RIP

#2248902 - 05/01/11 08:41 PM Re: mix 5w-20 with 5-30? [Re: Carolina19nc]
BigBuck Offline

Registered: 09/29/10
Posts: 429
Loc: Northern VA
Mix away!
2007 Hyundai Azera Limited
59,700 miles
Service Pro 0w-20 with BG MOA

1997 Ford F250 H.D. 5.8
21,500 miles
Pennzoil Yellow 5w30

#2248921 - 05/01/11 08:57 PM Re: mix 5w-20 with 5-30? [Re: BigBuck]
mongo161 Offline

Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 3552
Loc: Coney Island, NY
Originally Posted By: BigBuck
Mix away!

+1 Mix to you hearts delight!
I get by with a little help from my friends....listen with your's the ONLY way to believe what you hear...

#2248925 - 05/01/11 09:08 PM Re: mix 5w-20 with 5-30? [Re: Carolina19nc]
electrolover Offline

Registered: 12/04/10
Posts: 3192
i have done it myself. mixed 5qts 5/20 with 2 quarts 10/40 all vwb

if its the same brand and every thing just not the same grade i think no matter what you will be ok

alot of folks here mix grades, brands and types with out issue
2004 F150 5.4 160k-Castrol TXT 5/40, Distance+ 3410-KREEN
2004 Explorer 4.0 130k-PU 5w30, Distance+ 3410

#2249024 - 05/01/11 11:25 PM Re: mix 5w-20 with 5-30? [Re: Carolina19nc]
tinmanSC Offline

Registered: 09/07/10
Posts: 2219
Loc: Oswego, IL
What year is your Canyon? It might be back spec'd to 5w-20 anyway.
Cost of Hobby=2L
(Where L=Cost of Lubricant)
95 Lexus SC300 5-spd@200K, 2000 GS300@125K both VML Full Syn+Purolator PSL20195(soon to be Wix)

#2249070 - 05/02/11 01:23 AM Re: mix 5w-20 with 5-30? [Re: tinmanSC]
Carolina19nc Offline

Registered: 04/08/10
Posts: 23
Loc: North Carolina
2010...i didnt know anything about them changing to 5w-20??

#2249119 - 05/02/11 06:30 AM Re: mix 5w-20 with 5-30? [Re: Carolina19nc]
ChuckBerry Offline

Registered: 08/23/10
Posts: 261
Loc: Lafayette, LA
I plan to do something similar with 10w-40 Castrol Syntec that I got on a good special, thinned down with 5w-20 Castrol Syntec to make something like a 5w-30 for my Ford 4.6 modular engine.

I am sure you will be fine...and nice to see supportive and realistic comments about oil blending here.
1998 Honda CR-V LX AWD
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L

#2249158 - 05/02/11 08:14 AM Re: mix 5w-20 with 5-30? [Re: Carolina19nc]
SLCraig Offline

Registered: 12/21/08
Posts: 5420
Loc: London, ON, Canada
I'm probably going to end up mixing as well with my Honda just because I have some 5w30 leftover from when I had the Saturns.
I've never worried about mixing at all. As always, its better to mix than to run low or out of oil etc.
2010 Civic SI sedan 6MT
Total Quartz 9000 | Wix 7356 | Pennzoil MTF

#2249192 - 05/02/11 08:52 AM Re: mix 5w-20 with 5-30? [Re: Carolina19nc]
wymi516 Offline

Registered: 11/15/08
Posts: 320
Loc: Illinois
I mix every oil change. My 07 Sonata takes 4.5 qts and my 09 Santa Fe takes 5.5 qts. Sonata gets 5w-30 & the Santa Fe gets 5w-20. Two 5 quart jugs, one 5w-30 & one 5w-20 works perfect for me. Half quart of 5w-30 goes in the Santa Fe to fill it up.
2013 Mazda3 iTouring 2.0L DI QSUD 0-20 OE Filter
2013 Chevy Impala 3.6L DI QSUD 5-30 OE Filter
2014 Chrysler 200S 3.6L PFI QSUD 5-20 OE Filter

#2249474 - 05/02/11 03:02 PM Re: mix 5w-20 with 5-30? [Re: Carolina19nc]
teddyboy Offline

Registered: 01/18/10
Posts: 949
Loc: NC, United States
My top up oil is a combination of many different weights and varieties of leftover M1 that have been poured into a 5 qt M1 jug. I have three different cars with three different oils but they all get the same stuff at top up time. Been doing this for years with no apparent ill effect of any kind.
97 Camry M1 5W30 HM & OEM Filter
14 Camry TGMO 0W20 & OEM Filter
08 Volvo S60 M1 0w40 OEM Filter

#2249704 - 05/02/11 08:08 PM Re: mix 5w-20 with 5-30? [Re: Carolina19nc]
Blumurder Offline

Registered: 09/11/09
Posts: 306
Loc: Magnolia, De.
In the mix!!!!!!!!
1998 Mustang GT blown & cammed 540 rwhp
MC 5w30 K&N filter
2008 Mazda3 PU 5w20 M1 filter

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