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#4626282 - 01/06/18 07:04 PM 2006 Acura TSX Oil Advice?
maverickfhs Offline


Registered: 12/28/16
Posts: 1761
Loc: VA
So oil fill cap says to use 5W30, I have a lot of stash of 0W20, 5W20 and Can I use either of them?

It'll be a DD, no track or anything aggressive in terms of driving.

I'll stick to synthetic for now, should I do it or no?

Any link to a UOA report would be much appreciated, thanks again.
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#4626295 - 01/06/18 07:13 PM Re: 2006 Acura TSX Oil Advice? [Re: maverickfhs]
Artem Offline


Registered: 10/30/10
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Well, usually as engines age, it's recommended to move UP in viscosity as well as starting to use High Mileage spec. You're wanting to go backwards.... hmmmmm.

Buy a jug of 10w40 and blend 50/50 for a 5w30 viscosity. Should be cheap to do.
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#4626363 - 01/06/18 08:19 PM Re: 2006 Acura TSX Oil Advice? [Re: maverickfhs]
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I'd just go to Walmart and grab a jug of synthetic 5W30.
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#4626379 - 01/06/18 08:36 PM Re: 2006 Acura TSX Oil Advice? [Re: aquariuscsm]
car51 Offline


Registered: 03/12/15
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Loc: Southwest PA
Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
I'd just go to Walmart and grab a jug of synthetic 5W30.



Best advice so far smile

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#4626384 - 01/06/18 08:41 PM Re: 2006 Acura TSX Oil Advice? [Re: maverickfhs]
EdwardC Offline


Registered: 11/14/13
Posts: 1820
Loc: Chicago, IL
I'd do what Artem suggests and just get some thicker oil to blend and target a 30 weight. Maybe an xW-50 to be able to use a higher ratio of the 20 weight. I don't believe that generation of TSX was back spec'd to anything lighter than a 30.

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#4626387 - 01/06/18 08:43 PM Re: 2006 Acura TSX Oil Advice? [Re: maverickfhs]
maverickfhs Offline


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I'll stick to 5W30 Mobil1 then smile
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#4626388 - 01/06/18 08:44 PM Re: 2006 Acura TSX Oil Advice? [Re: Artem]
maverickfhs Offline


Registered: 12/28/16
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Originally Posted By: Artem
Well, usually as engines age, it's recommended to move UP in viscosity as well as starting to use High Mileage spec. You're wanting to go backwards.... hmmmmm.

Buy a jug of 10w40 and blend 50/50 for a 5w30 viscosity. Should be cheap to do.


BTW, curious if I can blend M1 0W40 and 0W20 or 5W20? 50/50
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#4626440 - 01/06/18 09:40 PM Re: 2006 Acura TSX Oil Advice? [Re: maverickfhs]
EdwardC Offline


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Loc: Chicago, IL
Using this calculator: http://www.widman.biz/English/Calculators/Mixtures.html

And the data from here:
https://www.mobil.com/english-au/passenger-vehicle-lube/pds/glxxmobil-1-0w40
https://www.mobil.com/english-us/passenger-vehicle-lube/pds/glxxmobil-1-0w20

Mixing them 50-50 would result in a viscosity of 10.79 cSt (@100C), which would put it squarely in the 30 weight range.

http://www.viscopedia.com/viscosity-tables/substances/sae-viscosity-grades/

Even a 20% mix of the 0W40 and 80% 0W20 would result in a 30 weight.

Edit: and yes, you can definitely mix them!

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#4626456 - 01/06/18 10:04 PM Re: 2006 Acura TSX Oil Advice? [Re: maverickfhs]
maverickfhs Offline


Registered: 12/28/16
Posts: 1761
Loc: VA
Thanks so much EdwardC. I actually found Penzzoil Platinum 5W30 in my stash, so planning to use from it!!!

Always good to know I can mix 0W40 and 0W20, to get close to 30wt.

BTW, can Euro 5W30 be used too? Made for TDI, Diesel engines?

Thanks again.
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#4626468 - 01/06/18 10:22 PM Re: 2006 Acura TSX Oil Advice? [Re: maverickfhs]
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#4626625 - 01/07/18 07:16 AM Re: 2006 Acura TSX Oil Advice? [Re: cpayne5]
thorromig Offline


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Great looking photos -- hoping when I open mine up soon for the timing belt/water pump service & valves check/adjustment it looks 1/2 as clean as yours.
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#4626626 - 01/07/18 07:18 AM Re: 2006 Acura TSX Oil Advice? [Re: maverickfhs]
thorromig Offline


Registered: 03/22/12
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So you have a big stash, run your quality 5W30 Synthetic on par with the MM & you will be fine. Mixing oils in the same brand name is no big deal & have done it many of times over the years to come up with some kinda blend number.
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#4626648 - 01/07/18 07:51 AM Re: 2006 Acura TSX Oil Advice? [Re: thorromig]
Artem Offline


Registered: 10/30/10
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Originally Posted By: thorromig
Great looking photos -- hoping when I open mine up soon for the timing belt/water pump service & valves check/adjustment it looks 1/2 as clean as yours.


Dude, the K24 engine in your TSX has a timing chain... you'd only need to pop the valve cover to adjust valves and maybe replace a leaking valve cover gasket. Unless you've got some major chain slack / slap going on, it should be good for the life of the car.
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#4626800 - 01/07/18 11:09 AM Re: 2006 Acura TSX Oil Advice? [Re: Artem]
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Registered: 12/28/05
Posts: 582
Loc: Virginia
Originally Posted By: Artem
Originally Posted By: thorromig
Great looking photos -- hoping when I open mine up soon for the timing belt/water pump service & valves check/adjustment it looks 1/2 as clean as yours.


Dude, the K24 engine in your TSX has a timing chain... you'd only need to pop the valve cover to adjust valves and maybe replace a leaking valve cover gasket. Unless you've got some major chain slack / slap going on, it should be good for the life of the car.


Guessing he's talking about the TL in his sig, which has a belt.

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#4626882 - 01/07/18 12:06 PM Re: 2006 Acura TSX Oil Advice? [Re: cpayne5]
maverickfhs Offline


Registered: 12/28/16
Posts: 1761
Loc: VA
Originally Posted By: cpayne5
Originally Posted By: Artem
Originally Posted By: thorromig
Great looking photos -- hoping when I open mine up soon for the timing belt/water pump service & valves check/adjustment it looks 1/2 as clean as yours.


Dude, the K24 engine in your TSX has a timing chain... you'd only need to pop the valve cover to adjust valves and maybe replace a leaking valve cover gasket. Unless you've got some major chain slack / slap going on, it should be good for the life of the car.


Guessing he's talking about the TL in his sig, which has a belt.


Cpayne5, I appreciate your advice and confidence inspiring feedback for TSX, because of which I pulled the trigger smile

I am looking forward to see if it burns any oil or no? Also, PO has used 'regular' gas in it for almost 110K(which he has put on), I filled full tank yesterday for ~$45 with Prem though.

Any other advice you would give? Planning to do all fluids change once it gets a bit better in terms of weather, it has been brutally cold!
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