2017 Accord Sport Super tech 5w20 conv 6304 miles

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I personally would not be happy with the drop in viscosity, even though the engine didn't seem to mind.
The OLM was at 50% when I changed it, don’t think I would have wanted to know what the tbn and visc would have been had I ran it down to 5-10%
I refilled with 5W30 Castrol EP and will stick with 5 or 0W30 here on out
 

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I have 2 gallons of Amsoil XL 0W20 I bought when I bought a case of Amsoil cvt fluid. I kinda want to see how that would hold up since I already have it but after I used that up I will stick with _W30

I may just use the Xl in my wife’s Altima
 
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Awesome report. Engine obviously doesn’t care one bit, under your driving conditions.

this oil would have made it to blackstone’s 7,300 average @ 1.0 TBN and called it quits on you.

i think a stronger oil is definitely in order so there’s a stronger buffer for harsher conditions / lab error.

i don’t know why they even waste time & make conventional oil these days. Group III synthetic is stronger. Synthetic blend at a minimum, in my humble opinion. 🤷🏻‍♂️
 

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Awesome report. Engine obviously doesn’t care one bit, under your driving conditions.

this oil would have made it to blackstone’s 7,300 average @ 1.0 TBN and called it quits on you.

i think a stronger oil is definitely in order so there’s a stronger buffer for harsher conditions / lab error.

i don’t know why they even waste time & make conventional oil these days. Group III synthetic is stronger. Synthetic blend at a minimum, in my humble opinion. 🤷🏻‍♂️
My daily commute is 16 miles each way to work, less than a mile from start up to the highway where I set the cruise to speed limit of 65mph, then once I take my exit it’s about 1.5 miles to work going around 30ish mph.
hoping my commute will allow me to get 300-400K miles out of this motor and cvt
 
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I’m gonna be sticking with a 0 or 5w30 going forward
I think this is a no brainer going forward. Still an excellent report on a modern engine with conventional 5w20. Supertech does it again. Maybe stock up on Supertech 5w30 and 0w20 5qt jugs and go half/half. But yes, for $1 more the full synthetic flavor is probably worth it.
 
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