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FlashBastd

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74 months

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Hi, hopefully this doesn't come across as a stupid question.

I have the following in the family fleet, each has my understanding of the manufacturers recommendation;
2000 Ford Focus 1.6 (5w30)
2005 Honda Civic 1.6 (0w30)
2005 Honda CR-V 2.0 (0w30)
2005 Vauxhall VX220 2.0 Turbo (5w30)

Touch wood, all run well and none suffer from unusual oil consumption.

I have been running the Hondas on Mobil1 0w40, and the Focus on Castrol Magnatec 5w30. I haven't had to change the oil on the Vauxhall yet.

For the sake of convenience I would like to run all four cars on the same oil. Is this a mistake, and assuming it isn't, am I ok sticking with a good quality 0w40 (or 0w30) fully synthetic?

If so, is there anything I need to be aware of in terms of the three manufacturers recommendations for oil specification?

I am assuming that because of the Honda's 0w recommendation I shouldn't move those cars to a 5w rated oil.

Thanks for your time!

opieoilman

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3,090 posts

120 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
Hi

You could use a 5w-30 for all of those. Hondas aren't that fussy to be honest, but can burn a drop of oil if you like VTEC, so you might find they burn some of the 5w-30. The same can apply to the VX220 as well, but the Focus should really use a 5w-30. I'd probably use a 5w-40 for the lot, other than the Focus and just get a seperate oil for that.

Cheers

Tim

FlashBastd

255 posts

74 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
Thanks Tim, I didn't realise the Focus engine was fussy. Will stick with Magnatec for that one.
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