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post #46 of 87 Old 12-17-2012, 04:57 PM
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i'm going for 0w/20 valvoline synpower full synthetic with stock non-s2k filters every 3,000 miles, mainly because i get the oil for free.

i don't trust the maintenance minder oil change interval system, seen too many stretched timing chains...

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i'm going for 0w/20 valvoline synpower full synthetic with stock non-s2k filters every 3,000 miles, mainly because i get the oil for free.

i don't trust the maintenance minder oil change interval system, seen too many stretched timing chains...
Synpower is very good oil.


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I'm going to use Mazda 0W-20 G5 SN With Molly. My MM says my oil is at 50% and I have 3,000 miles but I picked up a case of this Mazda oil at my local Mazda dealer for $7.00/Qt last Saturday. This oil has a very high viscosity index of 221 which means the difference between its hot and cold viscosity is very little compared to an oil with a low viscosisty index which will thicken more when it gets cold. It also has lots of moly which is a very good anti-wear additive.
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Mazda 0W-20 G5 SN With Molly

I'm also going to use Mazda 0W-20 G5 SN With Molly for my first oil change. I picked up 5 quarts for $7.18 each.

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Looks impressive. I will have to give it a shot, but not until I'm done with my 27 quarts of Toyota 0W-20, LOL. That'll be a while.

Researching, reading and trying new oils is fun. Keeps me entertained and not doing bad things.

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Yesterday Toyota oil was in, today is Mazda. By the time you use up your 27 quarts, maybe Honda oil will be in. LOL

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Meh, doesnt matter to me anymore. I used to drive nothing but trucks and did all my own maintenance but now that Im an Accord man, I cant get under my car to change my oil so I just take it to my Honda dealer and let them do it. Im getting Penzoil Platinum 0w20 and Honda filter for $50 while I sit in their air conditioned waiting room browsing around on their free WiFi, drinking one of their free Cokes while thinking to myself how happy I am that I wont have to clean up the 2 quarts I ALWAYS managed to spill on the garage floor.

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This topic is like ...well everyone has an opinion. Here is my experience.

I have been using Mobil 1 pretty much exclusively on my cars mostly because its usually the cheapest and most readily availably via a 5 quart jug at Wallyworld.

In my 1991 Sentra SE-R, at 120k miles I removed the valve cover to change the gasket (it had leaked since new, not a fault of the oil) and the top of the head was clean, looked like a new engine. I was changing the oil every 3k miles cause I was young and anal. To this date, it doesnt leak. USed only Nissan OEM filters.

On my 2006 RSX Type S, I had only used Mobil 1 with Honda filters changing every 5k. the car was borrowed and never returned at 60k miles and did not drop or seep a hint of oil anywhere up to that point. Never burned oil, and inside the oil filler cap, things looked clean.

There is probably less difference among different synthetic brands than there is between synthetic and conventional. Synthetics have a better base and higher quality additives that do a better job of keeping engine internals clean and seals lubricated. Since I change the oil myself, it basically cost me the same to so a synthetic oil change vs taking my car somewhere and paying for a conventional oil change. I think synthetics are well worth the extra money seeing as oil is pretty important for the life of an engine.
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I've used Mobil 1 5w-20 today for the first time. I'll stick with synthetic from here on and may be move to Mobil 1 5w-20 High Mileage from my next oil change with OEM Honda Filters only.

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Although my 02 isn't really picky about oils, I find it is a tad quieter when running Pennzoil Ultra. Other times, she mainly sees M1 or QSUD.

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Just a question. Synthetics will have a longer interval.

Do you guys see any benefit if I was to change the oil filter half way during this (extended) interval?

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1 oil change. 2 oil filters.

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. . . Do you guys see any benefit if I was to change the oil filter half way during this (extended) interval? . . . [i.e.]
1 oil change. 2 oil filters.
No. Although it may seem counterintuitive, oil filters become ever more effective over time until eventually, if left unchanged, they go into by-pass mode. That, however, is not going to happen during the two OCIs that Honda recommends before changing the filter. Indeed, it's because oil filters become more effective over time that Honda recommends leaving them in place for two oil changes.
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My car always has a tick tick tick tick noise on cold starts (ambient temperatures under 60F). It's been like that ever since I've owned it. I did a BG109 'flush' on my engine before the last oil change and started using Mobil1 5w-20 synthetic. I'm now very glad to note that the tick tick tick tick sound had gotten less and less as I continued to put miles on my car and during last week's freezing temperatures, there is no tick tick sound whatsoever. The sound has completely disappeared. I think synthetic oil is just wonderful. I've decided to shift to Honda Genuine Synthetic from my next oil change as that oil will be specific for Honda Engines with the needed 'additive' package which Mobil1 cannot provide.


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