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This may have been covered before but my search results weren’t showing me what I needed to know.

As we all know, the 2008 calls for 5W-20 oil. My 2012 Odyssey takes 0W-20. Obviously it’s a completely different engine, V6 vs 4, but do you think it’s ok to use 0W-20 in the CR-V? I mainly just don’t want to have to buy 2 different weights.


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Sure, it's OK.

The 0W will still protect same as a 5W when the engine is warmed up.

An additional benefit would be that a 0W-20 oil is probably a synthetic.
 

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I’ve only been using Mobil 1 full synthetic since I bought it Nov 2017.


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nothing wrong with doing it but 0w20 and 5w20 are not the same when warm. It's rather close and normal person would never see the difference. 0w20 is not a good choice though if you live in a hot climate region (south west for instance) Where as in a colder climate region that gets real winters, 0w20 is great as engine starts noticeably easier in extreme cold.

You can put 5w20 in the odyssey too and wont hurt a thing.

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nothing wrong with doing it but 0w20 and 5w20 are not the same when warm. It's rather close and normal person would never see the difference. 0w20 is not a good choice though if you live in a hot climate region (south west for instance) Where as in a colder climate region that gets real winters, 0w20 is great as engine starts noticeably easier in extreme cold.

You can put 5w20 in the odyssey too and wont hurt a thing.

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I’m in Kentucky - we kinda get both. 90°-100° highs in the summer and 20°-30° lows in the winter.


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My philosophy on viscosity (!) is that when compared to the recommended viscosity if the first number is equal to or lower than recommended, you're ok. If the second number is equal to or higher, you are ok.
 

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You'll be fine running 0w-20.
 

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On a 2010 CR-V that is burning oil,would moving from 0W-20 to a 5W-20 or 30 help slow down the oil consumption without other side effects?
 

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This may have been covered before but my search results weren’t showing me what I needed to know.

As we all know, the 2008 calls for 5W-20 oil. My 2012 Odyssey takes 0W-20. Obviously it’s a completely different engine, V6 vs 4, but do you think it’s ok to use 0W-20 in the CR-V? I mainly just don’t want to have to buy 2 different weights.
I wouldn't. I don't know how many miles your '08 has but I wouldn't change oils at this late date. IMO stick with the factory recommendation. It's not that big of a hassle.

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As if! My HTC Ten (which is a year old) is faster, and has a microSD card slot with 256Gb of music storage on it. It is more versatile, more configurable, more reliable, has a much better OS, a better case, a better screen, a better battery, and yet cost less. It can and does do anything your pie-flavored brick can do and do it way, way better. And it doesn't swell up like a toad every year when the battery catches on fire like my brother's iPhone does, when I have to put a new one in it for him. So dream on! Just like with computers, Apple is always far behind and way overpriced.
 
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