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What oil from my stock should I use #4530386
09/30/17 03:54 PM
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dan_erickson Offline OP
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Today or tomorrow I am going to change the oil on my GF 2010 Civic and I believe the oil cap says 5w20 and I also believe it is back spec'd to 0w20. Her car has about 115,000 miles right now. With that said I have the choice of Castrol Magnatech 0w20 or Castrol Edge black bottle 5w30. What is your decision?


15 Accord Coupe EX-L V6 Navi
Castrol Magnatec 0w20

Re: What oil from my stock should I use [Re: dan_erickson] #4530392
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Winter is coming, run the Magnatec


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Re: What oil from my stock should I use [Re: dan_erickson] #4530393
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What ever oil makes you feel like you are doing something special, yes the best for your engine.


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Re: What oil from my stock should I use [Re: dan_erickson] #4530404
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In the shop
Magnatec 0w20


09' Camry LE, 141,020 miles

PP 5w30 and TG 4967
Re: What oil from my stock should I use [Re: dan_erickson] #4530426
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2010 Civic with 115k miles?

Go with the Edge 5w30. Don't forget to change the pcv valve(OEM) on the car since it's due. Further, save the 0w20 for your Accord.

Re: What oil from my stock should I use [Re: dan_erickson] #4530638
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0W20 for your gfs Civic and 5W30 for your accord.

Re: What oil from my stock should I use [Re: 53' Stude] #4530644
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Originally Posted By: car51
Magnatec 0w20

+ 1


Penrite Vantage 10W40 SN & A3/B4 + Wesfil-Cooper Z154
Re: What oil from my stock should I use [Re: K23Turbo] #4530715
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Originally Posted By: K23Turbo
0W20 for your gfs Civic and 5W30 for your accord.


This!


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

Re: What oil from my stock should I use [Re: dan_erickson] #4530733
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Let her pick!

Re: What oil from my stock should I use [Re: dan_erickson] #4530837
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If you change it today go with Edge. Tomorrow Id go with Magnatech. Wait a minute.

Re: What oil from my stock should I use [Re: LotI] #4530860
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Originally Posted By: LotI
Winter is coming, run the Magnatec

Winter, summer, it really doesn't matter.
I read an article awhile back about how people are always asking what weight oil they should run in summer and winter. It read that whatever you use during the summer would work just fine during the winter. YMMV
thumbsup USA

Re: What oil from my stock should I use [Re: dan_erickson] #4531084
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0w20. if she finds out you didn't follow recommendations and just doing what You think is right the downside could be far worse than any gains.

think about it not from the car (thats not yours) but as a relationship test. if you can't do this without doing it your way what about more important future things.

if you were a shop and a customer brings in a car you match the cap or factory recommendation.

in otherwords do you think the conversation oh i put in 5w30 into your car even though the cap says 5w20 is going to go well? "but but the internet says..." isnt going to work.
so then your next idea might be don't tell her..really healthy there too (sarcasm).


Last edited by raytseng; 10/01/17 11:41 AM.
Re: What oil from my stock should I use [Re: dan_erickson] #4531152
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Went with Magnatec 0w20 and a Napa Gold filter


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