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0W-20, switch to something thicker? #5099476 05/08/19 12:38 PM
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Currently using Mobil 1 0W-20 in a 2014 Accord with 90K miles on it.

After reading myriads of threads here on BITOG about that oil being too thin I'm thinking of switching to 10W-30.

What say you? (I don't care about mpg)


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Re: 0W-20, switch to something thicker? [Re: sasilverbullet] #5099478 05/08/19 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by sasilverbullet
Currently using Mobil 1 0W-20 in a 2014 Accord with 90K miles on it.

After reading myriads of threads here on BITOG about that oil being too thin I'm thinking of switching to 10W-30.

What say you? (I don't care about mpg)

What grade does the vehicle call for?


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Re: 0W-20, switch to something thicker? [Re: sasilverbullet] #5099483 05/08/19 12:43 PM
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It won't be too thin for 0w20. It would be too thin for a 94. You can always use 5w30 to make you feel better, for around 1% or so mpg difference.


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Re: 0W-20, switch to something thicker? [Re: sasilverbullet] #5099486 05/08/19 12:44 PM
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What would be your reason for changing? Because you read it in a Internet forum?

Stick with what has worked so far.


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Re: 0W-20, switch to something thicker? [Re: sasilverbullet] #5099489 05/08/19 12:48 PM
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0w20 was, is and will continue to be fine for you.


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Re: 0W-20, switch to something thicker? [Re: RamFan] #5099491 05/08/19 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by RamFan
0w20 was, is and will continue to be fine for you.



Indeed


make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
don't use.
Re: 0W-20, switch to something thicker? [Re: sasilverbullet] #5099496 05/08/19 12:54 PM
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Perfectly fine on a 20wt oil. Have no fear of internet rhetoric the engineers know what they are doing.


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Re: 0W-20, switch to something thicker? [Re: sasilverbullet] #5099503 05/08/19 12:59 PM
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When I’m out of warranty … will watch for sales and open up to 5w20 or 5w30 … but if it’s the same price my 0w20 will be ok too … Today I grabbed a six pack to complement my jugs

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Re: 0W-20, switch to something thicker? [Re: sasilverbullet] #5099510 05/08/19 01:11 PM
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0w20 will serve you well.


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Re: 0W-20, switch to something thicker? [Re: sasilverbullet] #5099515 05/08/19 01:16 PM
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Try Mobil1 AFE 0W-30

Re: 0W-20, switch to something thicker? [Re: CT8] #5099518 05/08/19 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by CT8
Try Mobil1 AFE 0W-30

That's a good choice.


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Re: 0W-20, switch to something thicker? [Re: sasilverbullet] #5099662 05/08/19 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by CT8
Try Mobil1 AFE 0W-30
"0w" not needed in the OP's TX state.

Originally Posted by sasilverbullet
..... myriads of threads here on BITOG about that oil being too thin...
Less filling, tastes great is really the classic debate.

In TX, a 10w30 would be OK. I'd go with 5w30 full-syn, choice here would be walmart Valvoline MaxLife full syn.

Re: 0W-20, switch to something thicker? [Re: sasilverbullet] #5099907 05/08/19 07:31 PM
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horse and popcorn

Agree that a 10w-30 will be fine. 0w-20 will probably also be fine. Why not do a run of each, with UOA, and see which one your engine likes best?


I use the overseas manual to choose my oil viscosity.

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His: 2015 4Runner 55k, SS 5w20/Amsoil

Re: 0W-20, switch to something thicker? [Re: sasilverbullet] #5099911 05/08/19 07:33 PM
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I stay with 0W-20. Maybe go high mileage. BTW I've seen those six packs too. Not much of a deal. Good thing they only let you buy 5.


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Re: 0W-20, switch to something thicker? [Re: JLTD] #5099939 05/08/19 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by JLTD
horse and popcorn

Agree that a 10w-30 will be fine. 0w-20 will probably also be fine. Why not do a run of each, with UOA, and see which one your engine likes best?


Or just stick with what your owners manual says, and you will be fine. Actually, you drive a Honda Accord, not a high performance racing machine. Jiffy Lube will be fine.

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