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10w30 castrol full synthetic oil = maintenance required lights on

I used 10w30 castrol full synthetic oil on my 6000 miles 2k civic auto.
After i start my car the maintenance required lights beeps about 7 times. I know Honda says 5w20 or 5w25. should i change my oil to 5w20 immediately before something bad happen to my engine. Is the 7 beeps after i start my car normal? J ust a newbee ? Please don't flame on me. Yhank's anyway if someone can help me.
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Check your owners manual. I think it tells what the lights mean and how to clear them. I don't remember off hand just now.

You should probably get rid of that oil with the 10W soon, especially not good for cold starts.
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keep with the 5w20, using anything else can void your warrenty.
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Thank's Bartkat, I just did what you said and the owner's manual on page 64 say between 8000 miles and 10000 miles this indicator will lights for 2 seconds when you first turn the ignition switch ON (II), and then flash for 10 seconds. Mine is 8k+ now and that's the reason why.

I guessed it has nothing to do with 10w30.

To RESET the INDICATOR

1.Turn off the engine.
2.Press and hold the select /reset button in the instrument panel then turn the ignition switch on (II).
3.Hold the button until the indicator resets (approximately 10 seconds)
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<< I used 10w30 castrol full synthetic oil on my 6000 miles 2k civic auto.
After i start my car the maintenance required lights beeps about 7 times. I know Honda says 5w20 or 5w25. should i change my oil to 5w20 immediately before something bad happen to my engine. Is the 7 beeps after i start my car normal? J ust a newbee ? Please don't flame on me. Yhank's anyway if someone can help me.
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I highly doubt that it's your motor oil that is causing the problem. Our cars can run 10w-30 just fine. Check to see if your filter and drain plug are screwed on tightly. I can almost guarantee that the 10w-30 is not the source of the problem.
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ya i've noticed in the manual it says 5w-20 but here in so cali 95% of the people use 10w 30. would this hurt my car? it would be fine right?
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why spend all that money wen u can go to honda and pay 2.50 for honda 5w20, specially made for honda car!!!!
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I have a friend that also likes Royal Purple... but I still believe Mobil 1 is tops
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Mainteneance required light comnes on a s areminder around 8000 miles and stays on at 10,000 miles...to turn off hold down odomete button and turn car to "On" position and hold until it is off.
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when i got my first oil change at the dealer for FREE (notice i said "free")... they used mobil 1, so i guess i'll just keep on using it til the car is no more [IMG]i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif[/IMG]
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I'm probably not sticking with any particular brand of oil... more companies will be making full synthetic 5w20 soon enough.
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