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Old 20 Mar 2008, 11:16 pm
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Default Will putting the wrong oil hurt my car?

I was told my a car place that my car uses 10w40 type oil in my car. I just look in my maintence book for my car and it says 10w30. Now my question is. Will the hurt my car since I put the wrong oil in?My car is a 1990 Honda Accord and it has over 18000 miles on itThank you the two top answers. I called my mechanic and he said it's fine. It won't damage my car
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Old 20 Mar 2008, 11:31 pm
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if you car has a few miles on it, or if it's hot, no problem, and prob not much of a worry anyway. What's more important is the lettering after the oil weight. The type of oil. This tells much more about how good the oil is. Google 'SAE oil ratings' or similar for a full listing, which might help you understand.
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Old 20 Mar 2008, 11:46 pm
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no, it's fine. the 10w40 is just a little thicker oil
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Old 21 Mar 2008, 12:01 am
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Over time it will...
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Old 21 Mar 2008, 12:16 am
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After 100000 miles it should use 10w40 oil and the owners manual doesn't really apply.
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Old 21 Mar 2008, 12:31 am
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Honda designs the engines down to the viscosity of the oil that is used. Honda recommends the grade that works best for that engine. They tell you so you don't deviate from that grade. You can change from traditional to synthetic as long as it is the same grade.Remember Honda is the number one manufacturer of gas powered engines. I think they know what they are doing when they recommend what oil grade to use.Yes, I work for them but I do own them have owned them and will continue to own them using the oil that Honda recommends.Will it hurt no, is it recommended no.
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