Mechanic put 10-30 oil in 2002 CR-V and camber deviation

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by Waltaahh, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. Waltaahh

    Waltaahh Guest

    My daughter, attending college in Northfield, MN, had the oil changed 7700
    miles and drove back to L.A. I noticed on the invoice the mechanic had 10-30
    oil put in. I kinda freaked out and I'm afraid I was a little harsh on my

    I also noticed the front tires were worn bare on the outside edges, and
    there was a visibly noticeable camber deviation when viewed from the front.
    So the tires have to be replaced. So should I take it back to the dealer to
    repair on the warranty, or does my daughter take the turns too fast? Also
    should I replace the oil to 5-20 immediately or it's no big deal.

    Thanks for any feedback.
    Waltaahh, Jun 28, 2003
  2. Waltaahh

    Karen Nguyen Guest

    5-20 is not recommended for use in the summertime. Ambient outside heat can
    really break down oil that low... 10-30 is the bare minimum... go to 15-50
    if you're going on long distance trips in hot weather and will be driving 20
    hours a day... 5-20 oil will burn in that kind of condition. In the winter
    time, go back to 5-20 or even 0-30 if it gets that cold in MN. Make sure you
    take your car to a warranty approved oil change centre, that way 1. you
    don't void your warranty, 2. these guys know what they're doing.

    Tire rotation needs to be done very 7,000miles. Check the inflation of the
    tires and make sure they're not under/overinflated. Underinflation causes
    the side of the tire surface to wear down while overinflation causes the
    middle section to wear down. But at less than 10k miles, their shouldn't be
    much wear at all. What tires are on that car? What's the treadwear rating? I
    just bought new tires today, so happy. ^_^

    Karen Nguyen, Jul 9, 2003
  3. Not recommended by who? Honda?

    Or you?

    15W-50 in a _Honda_? When did CR-V's start shipping with V-twins....?
    Stephen Bigelow, Jul 9, 2003
  4. Waltaahh

    Steve Guest

    If you think you know more than Honda designers, why don't you start making
    your own automobiles?
    Don't listen to him, always follow your owners manual instructions.
    Steve, Jul 9, 2003
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