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Old 03-12-2009, 01:44 PM
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Accidently mixed 5-20W and 5-30W Oil during oil change

Hi Folks,
I did an oil change late last night and I accidentally mixed 5-20W and 5-30W Sync oil (Castrol brand) into the engine.
Just want to find out if my Accord EX V6's engine will be in trouble.

Please advice.
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Old 03-12-2009, 01:50 PM
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You'll be fine.
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Old 03-12-2009, 02:53 PM
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I just did the same because the the auto store was out of 5w20 and I had to get one 5w30. No harm done.
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:29 PM
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You'll be fine. Nothing to fear.
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:30 PM
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Depending how warmer it will get in your area during spring/summer, 5w30 may end up being a good thing. Up here in Canada, where we experience extreme temperature changes between winter and summer, during the winter I was using 0w20 and summer 5w30. Honda dealerships up here do have 0w20 and it makes a huge difference starting cold in the morning when the temperature is -20oC to -30oC !
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OH MY GOSH! NO YOU DIDN'T?!?!? don't worry it'll be ok! just wanted to freak you out but i prolly didn't so yeah....
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Nope, no trouble at all.
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Now you have 5-25W oil in your car - shouldn't cause any problems at all.
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Cool ! Thanks guys ! I feel much better now.
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