What Is the Difference between 5w-20 and 5w-30?

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The difference between 5W-20 and 5W-30 oil is the grade of the oil. This grade is also known as the viscosity of the oil. A 5W-30 oil is thicker and has a higher viscosity level than the 5W-20 oil does. One should check the owner's manual that came with their car to know which oil is preferable for their engine.
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The 5W-20 is thinner and more viscous. The reason Honda wants you to use it is because it decreases engine friction slightly and they can then claim better mpg. I use 5W20 or 5W30
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The 30 and 20 is the Viscosity Index (VI) The higher the VI, the
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technically speaking, no one is right so far. both the 5w20 and the 5w30 have a base oil that is a 5w vicocity oil. Viscosity is a measure of the ability to flow compared to water
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The motor oil between 5W-20, & 5W-30 is 0W-30. The 5W-30 & 5W-20 can be used in a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500. report this answer. Answered by kgb agent Katrina C on Wednesday, April
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