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lilzed747 04-09-2011 09:27 AM

Synthetic Oil Q
So here's the deal. My civic burns a little bit of oil every morning when i start it so every week i top it up just so i dont run it low. the last time i did an oil change i just used 5w30 regular oil. i ended up finding a couple sealed bottles at work that no body wanted cuz it wasnt oem mazda.

basically i wanna know would it be ok to top up my oil with synthetic oil or will that kill my motor? also i cant remember if it was 5w30 or 10w30 but would that matter? also i read somewhere that using a higher viscosity oil could potentially lessen or eliminate the burning of my oil? any opinions would be awesome.thanks.

danz 04-09-2011 09:43 AM


lilzed747 04-10-2011 02:15 PM

sweet. would you happen to know if using a higher viscosity oil will lessen or stop burning of oil?

Alphamale 04-10-2011 02:24 PM

^generally, yes.

But you lose out on responsiveness as well as mileage.

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