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How concerned should I be?

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Old 08-18-2005, 10:42 PM
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Your engine will be just fine, no reason for concern whatsoever.
 
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Old 08-19-2005, 08:52 PM
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Be careful with the Honda filters some are made by Fram......not desirable. K&N, Mobil1, Purolator, Wix, and others are good as are the non Fram Honda filters. If the Honda filter says Filtech or is made in Japan it's okay. I doubt that 5W20 will come in jugs/EP which is why I'll switch to M1 5W30 EP when my supply of M1 0W20 runs out.

Keep in mind you will need ramps to change the oil yourself unless you are elastic man. I change my own and it is indeed a pain in the *** but I know it's done right. I had old metal ramps and the front facia scraped badly. The solution was to go get an 8' 2X10 and cut itin half to extend the ramp and change the angle of attack.

I understand the new Rhino Ramps work fine but I can't confirm this.
 
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Old 08-20-2005, 11:55 AM
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I see no reason not to.
 
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Old 08-23-2005, 05:34 PM
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A 5W is a 5W if it's upper end is a 20 weight or 30 weight. Theoretically both would be identical during cold weather starts.
The exact same engine in a different part of the world will have entirely different oil recommendations than you will find in the U.S.A., always heavier than what is spec'd here.

If I lived in an extremely cold part of the US I'd personally use 5W20, otherwise either will work quite well. In fact before there was 5W20 what did people use....5W30.
 
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