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Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by aylagos(m): 9:58pm On Mar 18
I ask this question because the 5w20 am seeing are not from reliable brand and mobil Nigeria did not have 5w20. pls auto guru in the house assist a brother for better performance of the engine.

let me use this opportunity to thank everyone that contribute to this thread

https://www.nairaland.com/5016914/acura-mxd-08-lexus-rx330
Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by aylagos(m): 9:58pm On Mar 18
waiting for auto gurus
Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by DeCanadian: 12:13am On Mar 19
Try and stick to manufacturers recommended oils and fluids and your car will last very long.
Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by Fogman(m): 3:27am On Mar 19
Who said Mobil 1does not come in 5W20? That is exactly what I uses in my Honda. If you are in Lagos, please contact Gazzuzz. PS: Please kindly obey manufacturer recommend oil
Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by aylagos(m): 11:18am On Mar 19
Fogman:
Who said Mobil 1does not come in 5W20? That is exactly what I uses in my Honda. If you are in Lagos, please contact Gazzuzz. PS: Please kindly obey manufacturer recommend oil
yes am in Lagos pls his contact...thanks
Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by erico2k2(m): 11:41am On Mar 19
aylagos:
yes am in Lagos pls his contact...thanks
Always stick to what the manufacturers say and stick also to the time frame they gave in Oil change.
Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by EngRichie: 2:08pm On Mar 19
When sticking with manufacturer recommendation of very low viscosity grade of oils like this, ensure you stick with VERY TOP QUALITY FULL SYNTHETIC oils.

Else, use 5W30 Synthetic especially if you drive under high speed and load.
Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by Fogman(m): 2:21pm On Mar 19
aylagos:
yes am in Lagos pls his contact...thanks

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Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by Crixie(m): 2:32pm On Mar 19
Aisin is a reliable brand! You can check on google

Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by Ayhomes(m): 3:11pm On Mar 19
Crixie:
Aisin is a reliable brand! You can check on google
thanks
Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by greenhulk: 4:00pm On Mar 19
Nothing is wrong. 5w30 is a little bit thicker than 5w20, they are both thin synthetic oils compared to 20w50. In fact it might even be an advantage for high mileage cars so the oil won't be too thin at high temperature.
Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by DECOtech(m): 6:34pm On Mar 19
aylagos:
I ask this question because the 5w20 am seeing are not from reliable brand and mobil Nigeria did not have 5w20. pls auto guru in the house assist a brother for better performance of the engine.

let me use this opportunity to thank everyone that contribute to this thread

https://www.nairaland.com/5016914/acura-mxd-08-lexus-rx330

There is very little difference between both grades of engine oils. 5w30 should serve you better in a car that was built 12 years ago.
Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by EngRichie: 6:54pm On Mar 19
On point.

greenhulk:
Nothing is wrong. 5w30 is a little bit thicker than 5w20, they are both thin synthetic oils compared to 20w50. In fact it might even be an advantage for high mileage cars so the oil won't be too thin at high temperature.

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Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by GAZZUZZ(m): 8:19pm On Mar 19
aylagos:
yes am in Lagos pls his contact...thanks

Gazzuzz Autos
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Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by erico2k2(m): 8:29pm On Mar 19
greenhulk:
Nothing is wrong. 5w30 is a little bit thicker than 5w20, they are both thin synthetic oils compared to 20w50. In fact it might even be an advantage for high mileage cars so the oil won't be too thin at high temperature.
Let me see, at what point is ur car Engine more vulnerable to oil dispensation? when your car is at high temperature or B4 it starts?

PS{Your answer will make it clearer the reason we use manufacturer specific OIL.
Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by alphaNomega: 9:22pm On Mar 19
aylagos:
I ask this question because the 5w20 am seeing are not from reliable brand and mobil Nigeria did not have 5w20. pls auto guru in the house assist a brother for better performance of the engine.

let me use this opportunity to thank everyone that contribute to this thread

https://www.nairaland.com/5016914/acura-mxd-08-lexus-rx330

Use 5w30 from a reliable oil brand and service as indicated on the owner's manual. Congratulations on your new car!

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Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by greenhulk: 10:53pm On Mar 19
erico2k2:

Let me see, at what point is ur car Engine more vulnerable to oil dispensation? when your car is at high temperature or B4 it starts?

PS{Your answer will make it clearer the reason we use manufacturer specific OIL.

I don't understand ur question, but I know both oils have same weight when cold. 5w30 is slightly thicker when hot. If 5w20 is not available there is absolutely nothing wrong in using 5w30. And for a high mileage car 5w30 will offer better protection depending on the condition of the engine. Even some manufacturers that recommend 5w20 still recommend 5w30 if car is old and will be driven in temperate regions most of the times.

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Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by erico2k2(m): 11:03pm On Mar 19
greenhulk:


I don't understand ur question, but I know both oils have same weight when cold. 5w30 is slightly thicker when hot. If 5w20 is not available there is absolutely nothing wrong in using 5w30. And for a high mileage car 5w30 will offer better protection depending on the condition of the engine. Even some manufacturers that recommend 5w20 still recommend 5w30 if car is old and will be driven in temperate regions most of the times.
ok in fluid dynamics, heavy Oil flows slower than light Oils at same pressure right?
ok the car Engine is most vulnerable to friction at startup cos all Oils are at the Sump and it relies on the Oil pump to send the Oil up asap when the Engine turns(this is where wear and tear takes place the most no OIL)
Now at startup you use a heavier Oil what do you think will be happening every morning you start your car??
Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by rainmaker12(m): 11:17pm On Mar 19
No you can't. The last digit is most important in our region.
Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by greenhulk: 11:41pm On Mar 19
erico2k2:

ok in fluid dynamics, heavy Oil flows slower than light Oils at same pressure right?
ok the car Engine is most vulnerable to friction at startup cos all Oils are at the Sump and it relies on the Oil pump to send the Oil up asap when the Engine turns(this is where wear and tear takes place the most no OIL)
Now at startup you use a heavier Oil what do you think will be happening every morning you start your car??

This is where u get it wrong. 5w20 and 5w30 have the same viscosity when cold, but 5w20 thins out faster at hot temperature. Nothing wrong in using 5w30 in an engine that requires 5w20. The little bit of thickness u gain when hot privides better protection especially in high mileage cars. But using 5w20 in an engine that requires 5w30 is not advisable.
Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by erico2k2(m): 11:54pm On Mar 19
greenhulk:


This is where u get it wrong. 5w20 and 5w30 have the same viscosity when cold, but 5w20 thins out faster at hot temperature. Nothing wrong in using 5w30 in an engine that requires 5w20. The little bit of thickness u gain when hot privides better protection especially in high mileage cars. But using 5w20 in an engine that requires 5w30 is not advisable.
Now you lost me, the viscosity is the weight one is W20 the other is W30 , so you are telling me something that weighs 20 is the same as 30 seriously? please tell me you are joking. Your Engine bores for water and Oils are friction proof stays the same dimension unless ur Engine fails. Look if ur Engine cost N80k you can even run it with cooking Oil but if It will set you back N500k to 1m, you might just want to stick with what the book says.
Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by greenhulk: 12:06am On Mar 20
erico2k2:

Now you lost me, the viscosity is the weight one is W20 the other is W30, so you are telling me something that weighs 20 is the same as 30 seriously? please tell me you are joking. Your Engine bores for water and Oils are friction proof stays the same dimension unless ur Engine fails. Look if ur Engine cost N80k you can even run it with cooking Oil but if It will set you back N500k to 1m, you might just want to stick with what the book says.

Oga stop confusing ursef. The weight at cold temperature is the number before the W, in this case '5' while weight at hot temperature is the number after the W. The only advantage u get by using 5w20 is a slight improvement in fuel economy which can be negligible as car gets older, but u are getting better protection. With 5w30. Also 5w30 will not cause sludge or any damage to an engine that requires 5w20. But when u reverse it then we might have a case as u don't want to use a thinner oil when manufacturer recommend a thicker one at hot temperature.

As for me I will take the better protection over negligible fuel economy if my car is over 12 yrs

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Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by erico2k2(m): 12:11am On Mar 20
greenhulk:


Oga stop confusing ursef. The weight at cold temperature is the number before the W, in this case '5' while weight at hot temperature is the number after the W. The only advantage u get by using 5w20 is a slight improvement in fuel economy which can be negligible as car gets older. 5w30 will not cause sludge or any damage to an engine that requires 5w20. But when u reverse it then we might have a case as u don't want to use a thinner oil when manufacturer recommend a thicker one at hot temperature.
Bross no problem no need to drag am since U sabi pass the manufacturers we will leave it there, for me my RRS says 5W20, I'm using that till the car dies.If ur car says 5W20 U can us 5w30 in urs.I rest my case.
Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by HeavenlyBang(m): 12:18am On Mar 20
Cartalk get characters sha. grin
Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by greenhulk: 12:32am On Mar 20
erico2k2:

Bross no problem no need to drag am since U sabi pass the manufacturers we will leave it there, for me my RRS says 5W20, I'm using that till the car dies.If ur car says 5W20 U can us 5w30 in urs.I rest my case.

Bros no be fight. Do ur research u will see both oils have the same viscosity at low temperature. Like u said, friction occurs at startup, since both oils have same viscosity at this temperature then u agree it makes no difference. I understand the need to stick to manufacturer's specs though.

If manufacturer recommends 5w30 then I wouldn't put 5w20 in my engine because they have a reason for wanting a slightly thicker oil at hot temperature. Using 5w20 in this case might be too thin for the seals.
Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by dru23(m): 11:32pm On Mar 24
erico2k2:

Bross no problem no need to drag am since U sabi pass the manufacturers we will leave it there, for me my RRS says 5W20, I'm using that till the car dies.If ur car says 5W20 U can us 5w30 in urs.I rest my case.

I tell people all the time to follow the manufacture advice all the time.. If the manual says 5w30 in all weather, why use 5w20 or anything else... this is one of the reason I stay away from naija use cars ...
Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by HeavenlyBang(m): 11:38pm On Mar 24
Here we go again. undecided
Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by Coldplay007(f): 2:40am On Mar 25
You can use your 5w30.. Nothing wrong with using 5w30..
Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by 9icetoo(m): 7:33pm On Mar 25
Follow greenhulks advice. You will be okay. At startup, both oils offer the same protection. At higher temp, you may lose a bit of mpg as the 30 weight oil is slightly heavier but in an older car is not a death sentence. Buy synthetic to keep sludge at bay.

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Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by AceRoyal: 8:07am On Mar 26
aylagos:
waiting for auto gurus
Most cars that use 5w20 also use 0w20
Re: Can I Use 5w30 Instead Of 5w20 Recommended For My ACURA MDX 07 (tokubo) by erico2k2(m): 9:29pm On Mar 26
AceRoyal:

Most cars that use 5w20 also use 0w20
Most cars in 9ja sound like cassava Engine grin grin grin

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