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OK to use Rotella T6 5w30 in a 2008 Civic R18? #4802412
07/01/18 01:29 PM
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slacktide_bitog Offline OP
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It calls for 5w20 or 0w20, and that is what I've been using on the car. Usually a house brand synthetic or a name-brand syn when on sale.

But since I got the T6 for free, and the car takes exactly 4 quarts which is the size of the gallons of T6 I got, I thought I'd consider using it on the Civic. However, the T6 is a thicker 5w30, almost a 40, on a car that specs 0/5w20

If using the thick 5w30 is not a good idea in the R18, I can get the Napa Synthetic (Synpower) 0w20 for 2.99/qt this week. Or perhaps the SMitty's 5w20 at Kmart for 1.99/qt

I used Purolators in the past, but I don't anymore for obvious reasons. The next oil change it gets will be the new silicone PH7317, which is what the A02 is.

The OCI is the one suggested by the MM, usually around 6k, give or take.

Re: OK to use Rotella T6 5w30 in a 2008 Civic R18? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4802416
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I'd run it. HTHS 3.5 or slightly above is no huge change. Free oil= run that and keep on trucking in my book smile


Nissan Altima 3.5 Coupe
Mobil Super 5w30 Wix 57356
"Treat your family like your friends and treat your friends like your family."
Re: OK to use Rotella T6 5w30 in a 2008 Civic R18? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4802419
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Yes you can use whatever you want within reason.


2012 Chevy Cruze LT 1.4T - 59k - Edge 0w30 SL + Mahle OX401D
2002 Buick Century 144k - Built 4T65e(Maxlife) - GTX 5w30 + Fram XG3980
Re: OK to use Rotella T6 5w30 in a 2008 Civic R18? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4802428
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Yes, it's SN rated and I honestly think 5W30 is fine in a car specifying 5-W20. I run 5W30 in a Ford specifying 5W20. The anti-CAFE Bitoggers convinced me. smile

Last edited by Snagglefoot; 07/01/18 01:58 PM.

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Re: OK to use Rotella T6 5w30 in a 2008 Civic R18? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4802503
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Engines in general are tolerant or even thrive on a lot more oils than most are spec'd for these days. No worries especially if you are going thicker IMO.

I have a host of 20 grade vehicles (supposedly) but they all get 30's or right now the KIA is on 0w40. Never a problem. The best UOA I ever had on my Jeep was on an oil a grade higher than specified (10w40).

JMO.


2018 VW Passat GT VR6 - 4k - Valvoline MST 5w40 - VW OEM filter
2012 KIA Sedona 95k - PP HM 10w30
2009 Ford Focus 133k - Supertech FS HM 5w30
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Re: OK to use Rotella T6 5w30 in a 2008 Civic R18? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4802577
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Yes, 5W-30 will work fine but it is not necessary either.

Also, can you do me a favor and not replace every functional wear component on the Honda with aftermarket parts? wink


2011 Toyota Prius - 184k - M1 EP 0W-20
2007 Honda Accord 2.4 - 134K - Mobil 1 EP HM 5W-30
Re: OK to use Rotella T6 5w30 in a 2008 Civic R18? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4802605
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Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
It calls for 5w20 or 0w20, and that is what I've been using on the car. Usually a house brand synthetic or a name-brand syn when on sale.

But since I got the T6 for free, and the car takes exactly 4 quarts which is the size of the gallons of T6 I got, I thought I'd consider using it on the Civic. However, the T6 is a thicker 5w30, almost a 40, on a car that specs 0/5w20

If using the thick 5w30 is not a good idea in the R18, I can get the Napa Synthetic (Synpower) 0w20 for 2.99/qt this week. Or perhaps the SMitty's 5w20 at Kmart for 1.99/qt

I used Purolators in the past, but I don't anymore for obvious reasons. The next oil change it gets will be the new silicone PH7317, which is what the A02 is.

The OCI is the one suggested by the MM, usually around 6k, give or take.
How'd you get it free? Yep, SN, run with no worries.


'95 Chevy 1/2t 305 208k -NexGen Maxlife 5w-30, Wix filter
'89 Jeep Comanche 4.0 278k - GC 0w-30, Bosch LongLife filter
Re: OK to use Rotella T6 5w30 in a 2008 Civic R18? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4803043
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Sounds good thumbsup

I will try the T6 in the Civic

Re: OK to use Rotella T6 5w30 in a 2008 Civic R18? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4803649
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Castrol 0 40. Is what I would run

Re: OK to use Rotella T6 5w30 in a 2008 Civic R18? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4803659
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I would, would be really interesting to see a UOA of that aswell.


1975 Ford Capri II Ghia 3000 V6, - Shell Helix HX3 20W-50 w/ 20% Rimula R4X 15W-40 HDEO.
1988 Ford Escort Mk4 Xr3i Cabrio, - Shell Rimula R4X 15W-40, w/ 30% Helix 3 20W-50.
Both on G40 Si-OAT coolant.
Re: OK to use Rotella T6 5w30 in a 2008 Civic R18? [Re: KCJeep] #4803733
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Originally Posted By: KCJeep
Engines in general are tolerant or even thrive on a lot more oils than most are spec'd for these days. No worries especially if you are going thicker IMO.

I have a host of 20 grade vehicles (supposedly) but they all get 30's or right now the KIA is on 0w40. Never a problem. The best UOA I ever had on my Jeep was on an oil a grade higher than specified (10w40).

JMO.


LOL, I'm running 2 Kias on GC 0w-40 now, smoother and gave me better gas mileage too compared to PP 5w-30.

Last edited by dubber09; 07/03/18 06:48 AM.

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Re: OK to use Rotella T6 5w30 in a 2008 Civic R18? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4803762
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I had a 2010 Honda Civic with that R18. Ran 0w20, 5w20, 5w30, 5w40, 0w40 in it without an issue. When I ran 5w50 once - it felt a little sluggish and slight hit on fuel economy (35mpg instead of usual 37mpg Hwy). Run your 5w30 T6 and keep your trans fluid fresh red.

Re: OK to use Rotella T6 5w30 in a 2008 Civic R18? [Re: Vladiator] #4803815
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Originally Posted By: Vladiator
I had a 2010 Honda Civic with that R18. Ran 0w20, 5w20, 5w30, 5w40, 0w40 in it without an issue. When I ran 5w50 once - it felt a little sluggish and slight hit on fuel economy (35mpg instead of usual 37mpg Hwy). Run your 5w30 T6 and keep your trans fluid fresh red.


ATF is also changed according to the MM. I typically use Castrol Full Synthetic ATF. It is still nice and red thumbsup

Re: OK to use Rotella T6 5w30 in a 2008 Civic R18? [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4806328
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I'd run it, too, in that application.


Plain, simple Garak.

2008 Infiniti G37 - Shell ROTELLA T6 Multi-Vehicle 5w-30, Wix 57356
1984 F-150 4.9L - Quaker State GB 10w-30, Wix 51515
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