CRV 5w30 VS Pilot 5W20 Help Please

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by damn, Feb 12, 2007.

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    damn Guest

    Hi All,
    I have a 1998 CRV that takes 5w30 engine oil and a 2004 Pilot that
    takes 5w20 engine oil, The CRV has high milage 160K kms. But runs
    great. I do my own oil changes now and have bulk oil filters, as both
    use the same filter. I would like to buy bulk oil and was wondering if
    there would be any adverse effects if I put 5w20 in the CRV. I dont
    want to change the grade for the Pilot.
    Thanks in advance.
    Hopeful. :)
    damn, Feb 12, 2007
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    Joe LaVigne Guest

    Personally, I would rather put the heavier oil in both. The reason they
    are requesting 5w30 is that the engine may need it. You are not going to
    hurt the pilot by putting 5w30 in it, so it seems more logical...
    Joe LaVigne, Feb 12, 2007
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    motsco_ Guest


    You left out the most important factor. If you're in Northwest
    Territories or Tahiti?? (160,000 Km isn't 'high mileage'). 5w30 or even
    10w 30 might be fine depending on location.

    motsco_, Feb 12, 2007
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    Gary Guest

    Had a 2000 Accord and was told that 5W-20 was the preferred oil from 1998
    and on.
    May be the same for your CRV

    Gary, Feb 12, 2007
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    damn Guest

    I am in the Greater Toronto Area.

    damn, Feb 13, 2007
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    John Horner Guest

    If you want one size fits all, then put 5W-30 in both of them.
    John Horner, Feb 18, 2007
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    ACAR Guest

    I agree re. oil weight. I put synthetic 5W-30 in all my cars.
    Personally, I don't use those tea-cup sized Honda oil filters (whose
    only design criteria is that they can be tightened/loosened by hand).
    Purolator PurOne filters are larger and readily available on sale.
    ACAR, Feb 19, 2007
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    jim beam Guest

    cannister size doesn't matter. it's internal filter medium area and
    quality that matters. there's a bunch of web sites dissecting filters
    to expose their guts and measure filter medium area, but i don't recall
    seeing any that test filter media. it's very important and a huge gap
    in the opinion forming process we so often see.
    jim beam, Feb 19, 2007
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    G-Man Guest

    If anything I would go the 5W-30 in both. The 5W-20 may be a little thin
    for the CRV. The only affect I would see on the pilot is a slight loss of

    Just my 2 cents.

    G-Man, Feb 20, 2007
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    ACAR Guest

    size doesn't matter? where have we heard that before?

    it's internal filter medium area and has some data.
    area and quality matter but only so much media can fit into a tea cup.

    it's very important and a huge gap
    please note how no other oil filters have shrunk recently; only Honda.
    does Honda know something no one else knows or are they simply doing
    something to make routine service easier (more profitable) for their
    ACAR, Mar 13, 2007
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    E Meyer Guest

    The other ones just shrunk sooner than Honda, at least Nissan did. My '91
    Nissan (240sx) uses a can that the '63 Oldsmobile would have been happy
    with. My '96 Nissan (i30) uses a filter the same size as the current Honda
    filters. My '02 Nissan (Pathfinder) uses a filter that is actually smaller
    than Honda's.
    E Meyer, Mar 14, 2007
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    jim beam Guest

    keep it in context bud.
    that site doesn't address media quality, simply media area. if you
    don't think that media quality is at least as important than media area,
    or even more so, then you'll never understand the debate.
    dude, what part of "it's internal filter medium area and quality that
    matters" don't you understand? the size of the can doesn't mean a thing.
    jim beam, Mar 14, 2007
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