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Mixing some 0w20 and 0w30 #4511554
09/09/17 01:12 PM
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parshisa Offline OP
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How safe would it be to mix amsoil 0w20 (a little less then a quart) and another 3qts of Mobil 1 0w30 in TGDI Civic? Have some amsoil left and going up on the grade so was wondering if the mix will be fine. Appreciate y'alls opinions


2016 Honda Pilot 3.5V6 PP 0W20
2017 Honda Civic 1.5T Amsoil SS 5W30
Re: Mixing some 0w20 and 0w30 [Re: parshisa] #4511556
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Shouldn't be a problem.


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Re: Mixing some 0w20 and 0w30 [Re: parshisa] #4511560
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parshisa Offline OP
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Wonder what vis will it be (at 100). Guess in lower 10s?


2016 Honda Pilot 3.5V6 PP 0W20
2017 Honda Civic 1.5T Amsoil SS 5W30
Re: Mixing some 0w20 and 0w30 [Re: parshisa] #4511566
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Mixing at a ratio of less than 1 qt of 0w20 to 3 qts of 0w30 likely won't make much difference at all. As far as 0w20 versus 0w30, it will be basically the same weight cold, at startup. Still best to use the oil type weight recommended by the OM. I have never ever seen an owners manual that recommendeds mixing different weights of oil. Best to go with what the oil weight the owner manual says IMO.


2010 Forester:122K
2009 Sonata :189K
2010 Tucson:55K

OCI 5K using the cheapest dino oil I can buy,usually NAPA or TSC Travelers oil.
Re: Mixing some 0w20 and 0w30 [Re: parshisa] #4511578
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Every time you change your oil, mixing occurs.
No problems at all from mixing.


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Re: Mixing some 0w20 and 0w30 [Re: parshisa] #4511591
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I'm as frugal as the next guy, but it a quart of oil going to rock your bank account...

Why risk your engine's health over 6 bucks? My 2 cents.


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Re: Mixing some 0w20 and 0w30 [Re: parshisa] #4511644
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API oils must be mixable with other oils, so you'll be fine. Some blenders actually encourage it so you can get a custom viscosity.


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Re: Mixing some 0w20 and 0w30 [Re: pbm] #4511659
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Originally Posted By: pbm
Shouldn't be a problem.


+1. I wouldn't worry about it.


2015 Grand Caravan SXT Plus 5w-20 PPPP/Fram Ultra Filter
1997 Honda Civic CX 5w-30 Shell Conventional/Fram Ultra Filter
Re: Mixing some 0w20 and 0w30 [Re: parshisa] #4511673
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It's safe. But not optimal. Not because of the viscosity difference. But, that the add packs for those 2 oils are quite different. If I;m mixing different brands oils, I much prefer to use those that have similar add packs.

Amsoil VOA

Mobil 1 PQIA


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2001 Lincoln Cont 4.6L DOHC/ 39K mi / QS HM 5w30 / FUG XG2
1999 Camaro SS M6 /19K /Mobil 1 0w40 /Fram UG /GM MTL-ATF
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Re: Mixing some 0w20 and 0w30 [Re: dparm] #4511680
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What blenders suggest this as good practice?? I am saying you are wrong about this. But I will say it is the first I have heard of this.
One aspect of note here as others have stated about this mixing.... Yes it can surely be done. However, all it really means is that API approved oils will not coagulate or form jello in your vehicle. It does not guruantee performance standards will be met or satisfied. This is true for the winter term rating part especially. Two different 0w's may well not equate real world 0w performance. For this reason it might not be advisable mixing two totally different oils if vehicle was going to experience the coldest limits of the winter rating.

Having stated this, I have a mix in my lady's Camry right now. It has 2 qts of 30 grade Warren and 1 qt of 30 grade Coastal, rislone and I just had to add 20ozs of Cam2 Superpromax the other day. It was put in July and it's coming out in just a bit. I don't mind mixing this up in the summer time. Coming up for the next run it will get Valvoline Maxlife Full Synthetic 5w30 only and a new oil filter. No bigtime mixing for winter time.


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Re: Mixing some 0w20 and 0w30 [Re: parshisa] #4511775
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Use the oil up it will be fine.


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Re: Mixing some 0w20 and 0w30 [Re: parshisa] #4511781
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Many of us took refraining from mixing as an article of faith for many years.
Along came Sonofjoe who in another thread basically debunked our concerns.
You'll end up with a thickish twenty with the mix you propose and the 0W qualification should still be met, as though that would actually matter in Texas.
Just as a matter of interest, is the Amsoil SSO or is it one of their API licensed products?
The API products are not too much different from M1.


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12 Accord LX 92K PP 5W-20
09 Forester 95K M1HM 10W-30
01 Focus ZX3 118K PP 5W-20
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Re: Mixing some 0w20 and 0w30 [Re: ATex7239] #4511787
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Originally Posted By: ATex7239
I'm as frugal as the next guy, but it a quart of oil going to rock your bank account...

Why risk your engine's health over 6 bucks? My 2 cents.


How does ur engine suffer from less than a quart of non similar oil?.. wont make any difference. I dont think the car is able to figure out the difference.


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: Mixing some 0w20 and 0w30 [Re: parshisa] #4511817
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Mix away. You bought the oil. With good money. Use all of it up.

Re: Mixing some 0w20 and 0w30 [Re: parshisa] #4511826
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After its been pumped around in that engine for an hour and has gotten real warm it'll be mixed!


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