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Old 01 Sep 2006, 01:33 am
Joe LaVigne
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Default Oil change issue...

Just got the oil changed for the first time on my 06 Si.

When I got home, I looked at the receipt and noticed that they used 5w20
instead of 5w30. it's not like it's printed on the oil cap or anything...

Anyhow, I am going back tomorrow to make them do it right, but just for the
interest of information, what would the negative effect of 5w20 be on the
engine? Is it too thin for the performance motor?

Thanks for whatever info I get...

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Old 01 Sep 2006, 06:59 am
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Joe LaVigne wrote:
> Just got the oil changed for the first time on my 06 Si.
>
> When I got home, I looked at the receipt and noticed that they used 5w20
> instead of 5w30. it's not like it's printed on the oil cap or anything...
>
> Anyhow, I am going back tomorrow to make them do it right, but just for the
> interest of information, what would the negative effect of 5w20 be on the
> engine? Is it too thin for the performance motor?
>
> Thanks for whatever info I get...
>


There is a difference, but you can't measure it. bob
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Old 01 Sep 2006, 07:21 am
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Default Re: Oil change issue...

5w20 is the correct oil for most hondas.

Joe LaVigne wrote:
>Just got the oil changed for the first time on my 06 Si.
>
>When I got home, I looked at the receipt and noticed that they used 5w20
>instead of 5w30. it's not like it's printed on the oil cap or anything...
>
>Anyhow, I am going back tomorrow to make them do it right, but just for the
>interest of information, what would the negative effect of 5w20 be on the
>engine? Is it too thin for the performance motor?
>
>Thanks for whatever info I get...
>


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Old 01 Sep 2006, 08:10 am
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Joe LaVigne wrote:
> Just got the oil changed for the first time on my 06 Si.
>
> When I got home, I looked at the receipt and noticed that they used 5w20
> instead of 5w30. it's not like it's printed on the oil cap or anything...



check the owner's manual.

bob z.

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Old 01 Sep 2006, 09:56 am
John Horner
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Joe LaVigne wrote:
> Just got the oil changed for the first time on my 06 Si.
>
> When I got home, I looked at the receipt and noticed that they used 5w20
> instead of 5w30. it's not like it's printed on the oil cap or anything...
>
> Anyhow, I am going back tomorrow to make them do it right, but just for the
> interest of information, what would the negative effect of 5w20 be on the
> engine? Is it too thin for the performance motor?
>
> Thanks for whatever info I get...
>


Does the Si call for 5W-30? Honda is a little confusing in that they
spec 5W-20 for most engines, but 5W-30 for some. I know that my Acura
TSX calls for 5W-30 while the Accord says 5W-20. This makes me think
that 5W-20 is borderline for Honda designs and that the high compression
versions of their engines need 5W-30 for protection in extreme conditions.

Remember that the oil has to be ready to handle mountain climbing with a
full load on the hottest summer day.

That said, if your Si calls for 5W-30 and they put in 5W-20 I would not
be worried about it unless you have been doing full throttle blasts up a
mountain range in 110 deg F conditions ... but I would make the dealer
fix it.

Personally I am running 5W-30 in the summer in our Accord and only using
5W-20 in the winter.


John



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Old 01 Sep 2006, 10:01 am
jim beam
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Joe LaVigne wrote:
> Just got the oil changed for the first time on my 06 Si.
>
> When I got home, I looked at the receipt and noticed that they used 5w20
> instead of 5w30. it's not like it's printed on the oil cap or anything...
>
> Anyhow, I am going back tomorrow to make them do it right, but just for the
> interest of information, what would the negative effect of 5w20 be on the
> engine? Is it too thin for the performance motor?
>
> Thanks for whatever info I get...
>

a good quality 5w-20 is just dandy. i've used 5w-20 castrol in an older
honda and oil consumption was almost zero compared to the same brand
5w-30. that indicates better quality base oil so i don't think there's
anything to be afraid of.
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Old 01 Sep 2006, 10:33 am
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"Joe LaVigne" <jlavigne@hits-buffalo.com> wrote
> When I got home, I looked at the receipt and noticed that
> they used 5w20
> instead of 5w30. it's not like it's printed on the oil
> cap or anything...


Is the last sentence above sarcasm? In other words, does
your Civic SI's oil cap actually have "5W30" printed on it?

When posting to a technically oriented newsgroup, may I
suggest leaving out the sarcasm, to expedite communications
and quickly get you what you want?

As others have pointed out, a number (all?) of the more
recent Honda models specify 5W-20. I can't get a 2006 Civic
Si owner's manual online at the moment, but the 2006 Accord
owner's manual and the 2005 Civic SI owner's manual specify
5W-20.

Time to break open and read your very own owner' manual. :-)



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Old 01 Sep 2006, 02:25 pm
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"Elle" <honda.lioness@nospam.earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:4pYJg.4121$xQ1.3486@newsread3.news.pas.earthl ink.net...
> "Joe LaVigne" <jlavigne@hits-buffalo.com> wrote
>> When I got home, I looked at the receipt and noticed that they used 5w20
>> instead of 5w30. it's not like it's printed on the oil cap or
>> anything...

>
> Is the last sentence above sarcasm? In other words, does your Civic SI's
> oil cap actually have "5W30" printed on it?
>
> When posting to a technically oriented newsgroup, may I suggest leaving
> out the sarcasm, to expedite communications and quickly get you what you
> want?
>
> As others have pointed out, a number (all?) of the more recent Honda
> models specify 5W-20. I can't get a 2006 Civic Si owner's manual online at
> the moment, but the 2006 Accord owner's manual and the 2005 Civic SI
> owner's manual specify 5W-20.
>
> Time to break open and read your very own owner' manual. :-)
>
>
>

I just got back from the Honda dealer, and noticed on the chart on the
counter that the 2006 Civic is the only 21st Century Honda to take 5W-30
instead of 5W-20. Well, the Insight takes 0W-20. Weird, huh?

Mike


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Old 01 Sep 2006, 02:30 pm
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"Michael Pardee" <michaeltnull@cybertrails.com> wrote in
message news:edGdnf9txuNbFWXZnZ2dnUVZ_rKdnZ2d@sedona.net.. .
> "Elle" <honda.lioness@nospam.earthlink.net> wrote in
> message
> news:4pYJg.4121$xQ1.3486@newsread3.news.pas.earthl ink.net...
>> "Joe LaVigne" <jlavigne@hits-buffalo.com> wrote
>>> When I got home, I looked at the receipt and noticed
>>> that they used 5w20
>>> instead of 5w30. it's not like it's printed on the oil
>>> cap or anything...

>>
>> Is the last sentence above sarcasm? In other words, does
>> your Civic SI's oil cap actually have "5W30" printed on
>> it?
>>
>> When posting to a technically oriented newsgroup, may I
>> suggest leaving out the sarcasm, to expedite
>> communications and quickly get you what you want?
>>
>> As others have pointed out, a number (all?) of the more
>> recent Honda models specify 5W-20. I can't get a 2006
>> Civic Si owner's manual online at the moment, but the
>> 2006 Accord owner's manual and the 2005 Civic SI owner's
>> manual specify 5W-20.
>>
>> Time to break open and read your very own owner' manual.
>> :-)
>>
>>
>>

> I just got back from the Honda dealer, and noticed on the
> chart on the counter that the 2006 Civic is the only 21st
> Century Honda to take 5W-30 instead of 5W-20. Well, the
> Insight takes 0W-20. Weird, huh?


Yessir. There has to be a rational explanation for the
discrepancy, either in engine design, or perhaps Honda
changed its mind mid-production.


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Old 01 Sep 2006, 09:53 pm
John Horner
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Default Re: Oil change issue...

Michael Pardee wrote:

> I just got back from the Honda dealer, and noticed on the chart on the
> counter that the 2006 Civic is the only 21st Century Honda to take 5W-30
> instead of 5W-20. Well, the Insight takes 0W-20. Weird, huh?
>


All of the Acuras call for 5W-30 even when similar engines in Honda are
specified for 5W-20. I have always thought that this might be due to
the higher compression ratios generally used in the Acura engines. High
compression ratios mean higher bearing loads.

Perhaps the 2006 Si uses an engine tuned more like an Acura motor.

John
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