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

Registered: 08/03/05
Posts: 440
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
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?

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

Registered: 09/22/08
Posts: 1699
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?

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

Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 17276
Loc: Orlando, FL
Mix away all you want, no harm will happen.
2007 Civic EX
2006 Accord SE
2005 RSX base

#3444554 - 08/03/14 09:23 AM Re: frankenmixing OK? [Re: Ed_T]
Bandito440 Offline

Registered: 02/13/12
Posts: 3336
Loc: NYS
Mix it all together and run it for 5,000 miles.
'14 Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel
Rotella T6 5w-40 & OEM filter

#3444555 - 08/03/14 09:23 AM Re: frankenmixing OK? [Re: Ed_T]
Ed_T Offline

Registered: 08/03/05
Posts: 440
Loc: Taxachusettstan
63k miles // commuter x 2 drivers

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

Registered: 10/16/10
Posts: 1145
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?

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

Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 12541
Loc: OH
The K24 had no more than dino 5W-20 recommended for it for years.
This is not a picky engine.
12 Accord LX 53K HGMO 0W-20
09 Forester 67K PU 5W-30
02 Accord 144K GOil 5W-30
01 Focus ZX3 112K M1 5W-20
95 BMW 318iC 159K Delvac 15W-40

#3444603 - 08/03/14 10:18 AM Re: frankenmixing OK? [Re: Ed_T]
Kuato Offline

Registered: 10/23/05
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No issues with mixing, but IMO use the 10wxx in hotter months only.
Your oil's condition is speculation until a UOA has been performed.

2013 F150, 5.0 4x4, 54k Schaeffer 9000

#3444619 - 08/03/14 10:42 AM Re: frankenmixing OK? [Re: Ed_T]
earlyre Offline

Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 3253
Loc: Lima, Ohio, USA
OP - see the Frankenbrew link in my sig.
09 Mercury Sable : 5qts Edge 5w20,1/2qt each Edge & GTX 5w30, WIX 51516
Mine to Maintain:
03 Pontiac Vibe : 4.5qts Edge 5w30,Fram XG4967