what happens if you put 10w30 oil in a car that needs 5w30?

Asked by Apr 17, 2013 at 01:00 AM about the 1999 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My friend saw my oil light on so he put oil in my car for me but he bought 10w30 and my car needs 5w30.

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93,725

Your oil is a little thicker when cold. No damage will happen.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about oil and lots more --- http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/motor-oil-101/

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It will mix.

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6,705

it will be fine.. i've used 10w30 a lot.

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The 5W and 10W defines how the oil will flow at 0 degrees. At operating temperature, there will be a completely insignificant difference between the two.

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DO YOU RECOMMEND CONTINUE USING 10W30 OR RETURN TO USE 5W30 ON NEXT OIL CHANGE

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6,705

it is just a can right? ..no big deal. just wait till next change.

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