Citgo syn blend 5w20?

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Farm and fleet has this dirt cheap after rebate. Any downside to using this in my '14 accord 2.4? Thinking 5-6k oil changes. Any thoughts??
 
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I once had a hang-up concerning Venezualan owned Citgo...not anymore. I would use it without a second thought. Good find.
 
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I've been using it for a few years. SN/SM rated and confirmed on the PQIA website; what is not to love? BTW, in my area the full syn after rebate is the same price as semi-syn after rebate. No clue why CITGO would do that....
 
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Originally Posted By: BTLew81
Correct. With 5w20 being an acceptable sub
I'm not seeing this in your owner's manual; on pg 499, it only lists 0w-20 as being acceptable. Recommended Engine Oil Oil is a major contributor to your engine's performance and longevity. If you drive the vehicle with insufficient or deteriorated oil, the engine may fail or be damaged. This seal indicates the oil is energy conserving and that it meets the American Petroleum Institute’s latest requirements. Use a Genuine Honda Motor Oil or another commercial engine oil of suitable viscosity for the ambient temperature as shown. ■ Synthetic oil You may also use synthetic motor oil if it is labeled with the API Certification Seal and is the specified viscosity grade. • Genuine Honda Motor Oil • Premium-grade 0W-20 detergent oil with an API Certification Seal on the container.
 
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It's not the grade Honda recommends and you live in a place that can see real cold over the winter. I've never seen anything in writing from Honda allowing the use of a 5W-20 in these engines in this country. If you change at 10-15% MM using the recommended grade, cost per mile ends up pretty low anyway.
 
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