Flipping Oil Viscosity

Messages
166
I see some chatter here on bitog about failed motors that were using a heavier oil than specified, like a 20w50 when 5w30 or 0w20 was called for. That does seem odd. But, any fails from say using a modern 0w20 synth where a 20w50 was called for?
 
Messages
13,406
Location
North Carolina
I see some chatter here on bitog about failed motors that were using a heavier oil than specified, like a 20w50 when 5w30 or 0w20 was called for. That does seem odd. But, any fails from say using a modern 0w20 synth where a 20w50 was called for?

Which threads are you referencing ?
 
Messages
1,972
Location
FL
Nucular Troll?

1600297156621.png
 
Messages
2,835
Location
Caldwell Idaho
I see some chatter here on bitog about failed motors that were using a heavier oil than specified, like a 20w50 when 5w30 or 0w20 was called for. That does seem odd. But, any fails from say using a modern 0w20 synth where a 20w50 was called for?
What modern engine other than something exotic or hot rodded uses a 20W-50 ?.
 

Jimmy_Russels

Thread starter
Messages
166
What modern engine other than something exotic or hot rodded uses a 20W-50 ?.
Honda Shadow is a modern engine and uses a 20w40. But the grade does not really matter here, was just asking if doing the opposite of the other would cause the issue of using the heavier. The oil temp does not get that hot so the thinner oil should not be an issue?
 
Messages
13,406
Location
North Carolina
Honda Shadow is a modern engine and uses a 20w40. But the grade does not really matter here, was just asking if doing the opposite of the other would cause the issue of using the heavier. The oil temp does not get that hot so the thinner oil should not be an issue?

I still want to know what threads you are referencing? " chatter here on bitog about failed motors that were using a heavier oil "

Where is this chatter you speak of?
 
Top