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I had an oil change done the other day on my 15' CRV EX and afterwards I notice that my car isn't as peppy as it was before. What do you all think could be causing this? The invoice says 0W20 and filter change was done.
 

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You might be overthinking it. There is no way that 0W20 oil will make your car slower. If they put 40W in you would notice a difference but not 0W20.
 

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I'm pretty sure it is more sluggish. Is it true that if the battery was disconnected then the car will be sluggish until it adapts to your driving? Maybe they had to disconnect the battery to test it as part of the multipoint inspection?
 

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One of the reasons why I retired being a technician working on cars (for others) from simply doing an oil change with measly profit range to getting blamed why does my car this or that.

How about we broaden some ideas:
Did you recently pump winter gas from an old gas station?
Does the area you live in have fluctuations in temperature?
Is your tires properly aired to manufacturer’s specs?
 

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One of the reasons why I retired being a technician working on cars (for others) from simply doing an oil change with measly profit range to getting blamed why does my car this or that.

How about we broaden some ideas:
Did you recently pump winter gas from an old gas station? nope, I only use top tier gas
Does the area you live in have fluctuations in temperature? yes, we were 30 degrees warmer compared to 2 days back
Is your tires properly aired to manufacturer’s specs?
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Did you turn ON the econ mode accidentally? I hate that mode. It makes it drive like there is no power. I don't use it and don't notice much gas mileage difference when it is ON.
 

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Really odd...I dont see how changing oil will have that affect on the engine. If anything you should feel more power. Unless they put in a wrong type of oil in the engine....as in not engine oil. Even if they put 5w30, you should not feel much of a difference. Check your air filter. Put some fuel injector cleaner to a fresh tank of gas. Then see.
 

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it was done at my local Honda dealer, they did oil change with multi-point inspection.
Since this oil change was performed in a Honda dealership, they have proper oil weights for different vehicles, so that knocks that out the equation. I almost want to fuel could be a winter-blend and maybe the cause of your "sluggishness" in warmer weather change. I'm betting you probably been having winter-blend the whole time for the past couple of months. So I'm just as stumped as you are with why you're thinking that your car was returned in a degraded condition. On your next fill up, reset your odometer to get a gauge of how much mpg your car is producing so at least you have a standpoint to speak from.
 

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"Winter" oil can slow down your vehicle. Same as using cold air when filling your tires. Buy your oil in the warmer months so you don't get stuck with winter oil...I keep summer oil for just this reason. Same as I fill my compressor in the summer and save it for winter quick fills.
 

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"Winter" oil can slow down your vehicle. Same as using cold air when filling your tires. Buy your oil in the warmer months so you don't get stuck with winter oil...I keep summer oil for just this reason. Same as I fill my compressor in the summer and save it for winter quick fills.
I really hope you arent serious and cracking jokes like this isnt cool when people are genuinely asking for help.

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it was done at my local Honda dealer, they did oil change with multi-point inspection.
The oil change itself, absolutely NOT, but a multi-point inspection under the engine bay may have inadvertently or intentionally affected the spark or injection systems. Although I would think this would throw a code and warning light.
 

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Solution to sluggish car

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I don't why your car seems slower after an oil change, but I have known a cure for such problems. I learned this from an experienced mechanic and he suggested if there is some weird problem with the car, just wash it thoroughly. This may seem irrelevant, but it is not, and it works most of the time. I even found a variation of this cure from my local dealership for Honda, Toyota, VW and other cars and that is when I take my car in for service, they always wash the car at the conclusion of service or repairs (with my approval) and as far as I am concerned my dealership gives the very best service of any dealer I have been to. Think about it! CRWINC
 
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