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Old 12 May 2006, 09:53 pm
hondaman
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Default Switching to 5w-20 from 5w-30 in older civic

i was in walmart and noticed they have castrol gtx in 5w-20 grade so decided
with this oil change in my old 1988 honda civic i'm using the newer grade.
hopefully it won't cause any damage. i don't think it will and i think it's
going to be an improvement. less strain on the crank shaft and pistons.
anyone who has any knowledge about the newer oil please let me know. thanks.


-jeff


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Old 13 May 2006, 06:48 am
N.E.Ohio Bob
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Default Re: Switching to 5w-20 from 5w-30 in older civic

hondaman wrote:
> i was in walmart and noticed they have castrol gtx in 5w-20 grade so decided
> with this oil change in my old 1988 honda civic i'm using the newer grade.
> hopefully it won't cause any damage. i don't think it will and i think it's
> going to be an improvement. less strain on the crank shaft and pistons.
> anyone who has any knowledge about the newer oil please let me know. thanks.
>
>
> -jeff
>
>


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Old 13 May 2006, 10:34 am
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Default Re: Switching to 5w-20 from 5w-30 in older civic

The only thing it do for you is increase oil consumption. The viscosity was
changed for new cars so they could post a slightly increase in corporate gas
mileage. Stick with the viscosities your car recommends unless you need a
heavier weight because of oil consumption....


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>i was in walmart and noticed they have castrol gtx in 5w-20 grade so
>decided with this oil change in my old 1988 honda civic i'm using the newer
>grade. hopefully it won't cause any damage. i don't think it will and i
>think it's going to be an improvement. less strain on the crank shaft and
>pistons. anyone who has any knowledge about the newer oil please let me
>know. thanks.
>
>
> -jeff
>



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