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what do you think about 5w-20 in a b16a?

Old 24-Oct-2005, 07:16 PM
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what do you think about 5w-20 in a b16a?

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Thinking about running this instead of 5w-30
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Old 24-Oct-2005, 07:54 PM
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a little thin
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Old 24-Oct-2005, 08:48 PM
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why???

just go with the recommended
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Old 24-Oct-2005, 08:50 PM
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its on my rebuild never seen 5w30 yet

yah well if i run 5w30 is all its going to see
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Might as well ask this while the thread is up. Would any1 recommend using 5w50 on a d16y8?
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Old 24-Oct-2005, 11:22 PM
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im using 5w20 in my 7thgen i know its thinner! but i know what thicker oils do to your engine! i almost say thinner is better!
no gunk build up is key
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Old 25-Oct-2005, 12:16 AM
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Go with a nice synthetic 5w20
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go with what is recomended by honda, not that it really matters.
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Old 25-Oct-2005, 12:14 PM
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Originally posted by Premium Dude
Might as well ask this while the thread is up. Would any1 recommend using 5w50 on a d16y8?
50 weight is a lot thicker than 30. If your engine was designed to run on 30 use it. Reason why beacause there are clearances, oil pump, etc that are design to work effectively with the correct grade of oil.

20 is thinner and I heard the results were slightly better mpg.

30 is basicly standard now. I haven't seen 40 in a while (or haven't paid attention to it).

50 is thick. If the oil is too thick your engine has to run a bit harder to overcome the increase friction. eg. less mpg, etc., Also the correct volume of oil might not get to all the areas in the engine.

75w90 is gear oil. Now that's thick & smelly stuff.

If I wrong please let me know. Nothing worst than spreading wrong info.
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Old 25-Oct-2005, 03:51 PM
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Go with what is recommended. If you decide that you wanna go with a thicker weight oil, then I would probably go synthetic. (do not use USDM Castrol Syntec) I probably wouldn't use a thinner oil in any case. The basic theory behind using a thinner weight oil or Synthetic oils is that it will reduce your rotating mass (slides off the crank faster) and the friction. (between bearing surfaces) Using a thin oil will likely promote viscosity breakdown, in which case your bearings would not be lubricated properly, aswell you might start burning oil. (not a good scenario, V-tec engines tend burn oil naturally)
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Old 25-Oct-2005, 05:13 PM
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okay! maybe ill just use what is recommended then HONDA 5w30
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honda reccomends using 5w20 for the 7th gens i believe
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Old 25-Oct-2005, 09:52 PM
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use 5w30 which is honda recomonded. run 10w 40 if ur engine is older.
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