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Old 11-17-2018, 02:26 PM
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I just finished changing the oil on my '11 GS mn6 dry dump. It holds 10+ quarts of 5W30. It wasn't until I was finished ... and cleaning up that I noticed one of the 5 quart jugs was actually 5W20. Ugh! What to do? Forget it or re-fill?

It's not modified and is not raced. Only sees WOT occasionally. It's mostly a cruiser and will likely only get another 3-4 k on the clock before changing again next fall.
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Don't worry about it. Won't hurt a thing.
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Don't worry about it. Won't hurt a thing.
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Old 11-17-2018, 03:32 PM
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1 qt out of 10 won't make any difference that you'll ever be able to tell.
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Ed. Read again. 5 quart jug is what he used. LOL
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Old 11-17-2018, 03:39 PM
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You''l be fine....... Heck....I've thrown just about every kind of oil there is together at one time or another and never had any problems. I was mixing syn and dyno in my beaters long before you could buy them "blended" over the counter........

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Old 11-17-2018, 03:42 PM
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Ed. Read again. 5 quart jug is what he used. LOL
LOL, I didn't see that. It still won't matter. Half is 5/30 and half is 5/20, which makes it 5/25 in the oil pan.
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Old 11-17-2018, 04:38 PM
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You''l be fine....... Heck....I've thrown just about every kind of oil there is together at one time or another and never had any problems. I was mixing syn and dyno in my beaters long before you could buy them "blended" over the counter........
Yes, I was mixing whatever I had on hand in my beaters before they even invented synthetic. Way more important than this is to avoid running dirty oil and avoid letting the level get down much.
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I'm calling carfax and reporting you!
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Many thanks to all for making me feel better. I really didn't plan to drain it out..... but was curious to see what the experts had to say. Ha! All the best!
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Old 11-17-2018, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Corvette_Ed View Post
LOL, I didn't see that. It still won't matter. Half is 5/30 and half is 5/20, which makes it 5/25 in the oil pan.
Dry sump tank, not oil pan.
Since the dry sump pan holds only about only a quart of oil (what has dripped down from the motor off and not sucked up yet until the motor is restarted), when the car is not running.
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Dry sump tank, not oil pan.
Since the dry sump pan holds only about only a quart of oil (what has dripped down from the motor off and not sucked up yet until the motor is restarted), when the car is not running.
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Experts? The experts will tell you that during the change, acids got in the oil and will now etch your bearings. You better just leave your crankcase empty.
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Old 11-17-2018, 05:53 PM
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Experts? The experts will tell you that during the change, acids got in the oil and will now etch your bearings. You better just leave your crankcase empty.
YUP....Expert - Smexpert !!!!.....LOL.
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That would drive me crazy until I fixed it.
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Old 11-17-2018, 08:26 PM
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I'd be draining & refilling but that is just my ocd kicking in here
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Old 11-18-2018, 02:54 AM
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Refill each jug take off filter. Return every thing to Wal mart. But only if you have not started the engine so as to mix the oil. If oil is mixed they will only give you half of the refund and suggest that you use syn-tech and let their service department do the oil change so it can be properly mixed. The key is to not start the car.
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Old 11-18-2018, 06:33 AM
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Refill each jug take off filter. Return every thing to Wal mart. But only if you have not started the engine so as to mix the oil. If oil is mixed they will only give you half of the refund and suggest that you use syn-tech and let their service department do the oil change so it can be properly mixed. The key is to not start the car.
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Old 11-18-2018, 10:21 AM
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I was once the recipient of a scheme like mentioned above at Wally World. I bought my oil, drained the old, and went to refill the new, and when removing the "new" cap, the seal was missing. Some slime ball put their old oil in the jug and returned it to WM and got their money back. I was the unsuspecting customer who took it in the shorts. Yeah, I say go ahead and return your used oil......NOT!
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Old 11-18-2018, 11:51 AM
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I wouldn't worry about it.
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