Changed oil to 0W20 - Page 6 - Fuelly Forums

Android Users - Coming Soon! - Migrating from aCar 4.8 to 5.0

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-27-2010, 07:44 PM   #51
Site Team / Moderator
 
Jay2TheRescue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 4,657
Country: United States
Location: Northern Virginia
Re: Changed oil to 0W20

The volt is a car I would like to have, if it was affordable. If it did flop, then they would be relatively cheap, and that would be good for me.
__________________

__________________






Jay2TheRescue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 01:53 AM   #52
Registered Member
 
i-DSi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 179
Country: United States
Re: Changed oil to 0W20

It's true we have a massive amount of diesel cars driving around in Europe. BUT, please don't copy this in the States!!! All diesels, even the less polluting ones (I don't use the word 'most environmental friendly) cough out dust particles that you don't find in petrol cars exhausts gasses. The most recent ones even the thinnest particles. And they are the most dangerous for our longues. I refuse to drive around in a diesel car for that reason. We have never seen such an increase in longue deseases in Belgium and other 'economic well developed areas' as the last decades. And it's a proven fact that diesel engines highly contribute to this problem.
__________________

i-DSi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 05:19 AM   #53
Registered Member
 
theholycow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,624
Country: United States
Send a message via ICQ to theholycow Send a message via AIM to theholycow Send a message via MSN to theholycow Send a message via Yahoo to theholycow
Re: Changed oil to 0W20

There are some diesel cars in the US (most VW models available with TDI, for example), but most companies aren't willing to spend their R&D money on the systems required to meet emissions requirements. Sure, they'd be willing if people were willing to pay more, but people are not.

Going back to what got us on the subject of diesels: AFAIK, diesels have more severe oil needs.
__________________
This sig may return, some day.
theholycow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2010, 01:01 PM   #54
Registered Member
 
i-DSi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 179
Country: United States
Re: Changed oil to 0W20

Quote:
Originally Posted by theholycow View Post
Going back to what got us on the subject of diesels: AFAIK, diesels have more severe oil needs.
That's right. Because of the sooth contaminating the oil and higher bearing pressures (heavier pistons, higher combustion pressure...).
i-DSi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2010, 08:27 AM   #55
Registered Member
 
i-DSi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 179
Country: United States
Re: Changed oil to 0W20

Small update:
Just filled up again, and the result is still very positive.
For the first time my wife drove this car because we sold hers (the Peugeot: Frenchy). Her car will be changed for another Civic i-DSI (exactely the same as mine but in orange) next week, so she used mine last week. This info is important because my wife does not drive economical at all and she drives only very short distances (1 to 2 miles).
And even under these circumstances the mpg is far above what it used to be with the previous oil (almost 44 mpg compared to approx. 40 mpg, see gaslog).
I also did some investigation and know now for 99% sure the previous oil was 10W40.
__________________

i-DSi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB: VX Cluster limerence Wanted to Buy 1 05-28-2008 08:45 PM
Are these wheels worth it? Improbcat General Fuel Topics 17 05-24-2008 05:01 AM
Second odometer for WVO tank? Jetta90GL Vegetable Oil and BioDiesel 2 03-24-2008 01:17 PM
How far do you drive daily? OdieTurbo General Fuel Topics 56 03-31-2007 02:49 AM
A RAV4 to go with the Prius? krousdb General Discussion (Off-Topic) 31 12-30-2006 05:32 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.