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Old 20 Jun 2004, 09:21 pm
AJ
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Default 10w40 synthetic in my RSX by accident!

Like a fool, I decided to put 10w40 synthetic oil in my 03 RSX and didn't
even think to look at the manual for the recommended oil viscosity. Then I
find out the RSX manual says 5w-30. So have I screwed up my car???


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Old 20 Jun 2004, 10:40 pm
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Default Re: 10w40 synthetic in my RSX by accident!

On Mon, 21 Jun 2004 01:21:07 GMT, "AJ" <vze4c223@verizon.net> wrote:

>Like a fool, I decided to put 10w40 synthetic oil in my 03 RSX and didn't
>even think to look at the manual for the recommended oil viscosity. Then I
>find out the RSX manual says 5w-30. So have I screwed up my car???


Nah! Won't hurt. Honda recommends the real skinny stuff because it
makes for better fuel economy. In hot summer weather the 10w40 is
probably better anyway.



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Old 21 Jun 2004, 06:41 am
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Default Re: 10w40 synthetic in my RSX by accident!

what climate are you in and how do you drive the car ??


"AJ" <vze4c223@verizon.net> wrote in message
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> Like a fool, I decided to put 10w40 synthetic oil in my 03 RSX and didn't
> even think to look at the manual for the recommended oil viscosity. Then I
> find out the RSX manual says 5w-30. So have I screwed up my car???
>
>



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Old 21 Jun 2004, 10:22 am
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Default Re: 10w40 synthetic in my RSX by accident!

I'm in New York and it's pretty hot in summer (80's on avg.). It's usually
driven in low speeds in traffic during the week and whipped during
weekends...

"Kryptoknight" <kryptoknight@att.net> wrote in message
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> what climate are you in and how do you drive the car ??
>
>
> "AJ" <vze4c223@verizon.net> wrote in message
> news:7KqBc.9230$U.3101@nwrdny02.gnilink.net...
> > Like a fool, I decided to put 10w40 synthetic oil in my 03 RSX and

didn't
> > even think to look at the manual for the recommended oil viscosity. Then

I
> > find out the RSX manual says 5w-30. So have I screwed up my car???
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 21 Jun 2004, 11:09 am
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Default Re: 10w40 synthetic in my RSX by accident!

In article <xaCBc.8619$mG4.1106@nwrddc03.gnilink.net>, vze4c233
@verizon.net says...
> I'm in New York and it's pretty hot in summer (80's on avg.). It's usually
> driven in low speeds in traffic during the week and whipped during
> weekends...
>


The 40 will be better in the summer, but the 10w might be a bit thick in
the winter if the car sits outside for any extended period (seen 10w
used where after a -40 night, it is like toffee) Saabs in most of the
world use 10w or 5w oil all year round even in turbos, although some use
0w, except in cold weather countries like it's native Sweden. In Winter
the Swedes use block heater over night, else when they start them up the
oil looks like fudge even with a 0w40 or 0w50 oil.

Have of extreme low temp case where oil filter have burst because the
oil is too congealed and is forced rather than pumped through the filter
like Playdoh.
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Old 21 Jun 2004, 01:57 pm
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Default Re: 10w40 synthetic in my RSX by accident!

On Mon, 21 Jun 2004 16:09:21 +0100, MeatballTurbo
<carl.robson@bouncing-czechs.com> wrote:

>Have of extreme low temp case where oil filter have burst because the
>oil is too congealed and is forced rather than pumped through the filter
>like Playdoh.


Which brings to mind one of my favorite "war stories".
I was sent outside to fetch a quart of SAE 30 aviation oil from a 45
gallon barrel in Bagotville Quebec. The temperature was about -30 C.
I opened the tap in the barrel which was set up on its side on a
stand. Nothing came out, so I unscrewed the tap from the barrel head.
At first nothing happened, then the oil came slowly out, like
toothpaste from a giant dispenser, in a cylinder a couple of inches in
diameter that came straight out for a good six inches before it began
to sag and plop into my container like grease!


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Old 21 Jun 2004, 03:08 pm
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Default Re: 10w40 synthetic in my RSX by accident!

Wow. Ok well it shouldn't get that cold around here any time soon but
I'll be sure to switch down to 5w-30 before winter hits. Thanks!

"John Ings" <nodamned@spam.org> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 21 Jun 2004 16:09:21 +0100, MeatballTurbo
> <carl.robson@bouncing-czechs.com> wrote:
>
> >Have of extreme low temp case where oil filter have burst because the
> >oil is too congealed and is forced rather than pumped through the filter
> >like Playdoh.

>
> Which brings to mind one of my favorite "war stories".
> I was sent outside to fetch a quart of SAE 30 aviation oil from a 45
> gallon barrel in Bagotville Quebec. The temperature was about -30 C.
> I opened the tap in the barrel which was set up on its side on a
> stand. Nothing came out, so I unscrewed the tap from the barrel head.
> At first nothing happened, then the oil came slowly out, like
> toothpaste from a giant dispenser, in a cylinder a couple of inches in
> diameter that came straight out for a good six inches before it began
> to sag and plop into my container like grease!
>
>



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Old 26 Jun 2004, 11:12 pm
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Default Re: 10w40 synthetic in my RSX by accident!

no you have not it wont hurt it just take a little longer on the warmup
"AJ" <vze4c223@verizon.net> wrote in message
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> Like a fool, I decided to put 10w40 synthetic oil in my 03 RSX and didn't
> even think to look at the manual for the recommended oil viscosity. Then I
> find out the RSX manual says 5w-30. So have I screwed up my car???
>
>





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