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Put in 5w-20 instead of 0w-20...should I change it?

The oil would be thicker than the manufacturer recommended during startup, especially on the cold day; effects may show up during engine cold start when the oil would be thicker than the engine was ...
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Put in 5w-20 instead of 0w-20...should I change it?

There are two reasons why you should change it at your earliest convenience, neither having anything to do with weather. First, the weight matters for the purposes of variable valve timing setups. The ...
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Put in 5w-20 instead of 0w-20...should I change it?

TL:DR - No, you don't need to change the oil. The reason some manufacturers like Honda and Subaru have moved to 0w oils is for fuel efficiency, because 0w oils flow better when cold than 5w oils the ...
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