General Civic Talk Talk about the Honda Civic generally here.

5w20 oil to 5w30

  #1  
Old 08-21-2007, 07:33 PM
HCF Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location:
Posts: 478
Default 5w20 oil to 5w30

I was thinking today, it is a big pain in the *** to find 5w20 oils where i live, would it hurt my car (in anyway shape or form) to switch to 5w30? I have a 05 civic with some minor things done to it....
 
  #2  
Old 08-22-2007, 06:38 AM
HCF Member
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location:
Posts: 342
Default RE: 5w20 oil to 5w30

i doubt it, my buddy uses 10w30 in his lude
 
  #3  
Old 08-22-2007, 07:43 AM
Recognized HCF Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 10,023
Default RE: 5w20 oil to 5w30

I have to ask where you live because every place that sells oil has 5W20, even freakin' Wal-Mart has had it for years. Its specified for a lot of Ford cars too. If you're buying oil form a mom and pop shop just ask Mom or Pop to get some 5W20 for you.
 
  #4  
Old 08-22-2007, 05:38 PM
HCF Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location:
Posts: 478
Default RE: 5w20 oil to 5w30

I just moved to Oak Island, NC and all the 5w-20 oil is conventional.....i went to auto zone, napa, walmart.....5w-30 just seems to be easier to use where i live.....
 
  #5  
Old 08-22-2007, 05:43 PM
addiction2bass's Avatar
Recognized HCF Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Brownsburg, IN 46112
Posts: 11,203
Default RE: 5w20 oil to 5w30

ya know i never knew my civic was suposed to use 5-20.... ive been using 10-30 since i bought my car..... i hope its not a problem... at least i havent felt any problem myself from using it....... i use it cause its for high milage mainly....
 
  #6  
Old 08-22-2007, 05:51 PM
HCF Member
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location:
Posts: 340
Default RE: 5w20 oil to 5w30

Have you tried eBay?
 
  #7  
Old 08-22-2007, 05:52 PM
HCF Member
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location:
Posts: 2,140
Default RE: 5w20 oil to 5w30

dont mean to thread jack but anyone know where i can buy synthetic oil for cheap online, tired off paying $7 for that mobil 1 or royal purple
 
  #8  
Old 08-22-2007, 06:13 PM
HCF Member
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Cornwall, PEI.
Posts: 10,485
Default RE: 5w20 oil to 5w30

I have only ever heard of using 5w30 that's what me, my stepfather (who owns a car dealership and uses on all his and his customers cars) my stepbrother, my father hell everyone i know uses and if it's not 5w30, it's 10w30
 
  #9  
Old 08-22-2007, 06:51 PM
HCF Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location:
Posts: 478
Default RE: 5w20 oil to 5w30

Not to repeat myself but would changing to 5w-30 hurt my car? because they only synth oil they have here is Royal purple XPR 5w-30. I asked the dealership....(i didnt give my name or anything) and they told me i not allowed to change my own oil or switch brands of oil....i immediately called bull **** on that......
 
  #10  
Old 08-23-2007, 09:30 AM
Recognized HCF Member
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 10,023
Default RE: 5w20 oil to 5w30

To keep the warranty in force, you can use any brand of oil but it has to be the specified viscosity. It has to be labeled to meet the API spec required (like "SG"). You can change the oil yourself but if you don't keep meticulous records (such as receipts for the oil and filters, with the mileage and date noted), it will be very hard to get any warranty claim thru.

Autozone and Walmart here both have at least three brands of full synthetic 5W20 on the shelf. Not sure why it would be different at any of their other stores anywhere else in the USA.
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 5w20 oil to 5w30


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.