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2013 Accord Sport oil changes

I am deciding(for my first oil change) between a dealership oil change using Honda synthetic blend ow20 with honda oil filter. Price $40.00

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Buying from Walmart a 5 quart Mobil 1 fully synthetic ow20 ($26.00) Honda oil filter with crush washer ($7.00) and my long time mechanic doing the labor for $12.00-- Total $45.00

The real decision is whether or not to go with Mobil 1 Fully synthetic versus the blend.

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if you are not on the F1 circuit, a hendrick racing engine or a NYC taxi doing extreme duty and going 20K between changes, it won't make a damn bit of difference. Search here for hundreds of oil threads debating this...For our engines, changing with something good and changing at a reasonable interval is all that matters....
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Take out an old penny and submerse it in ketchup for 10 minutes. This will make the penny look new again after wiping it clean with a rag. Flip coin way up in the air. Heads = option A and tails = option B.
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It doesn't make a damn either way, do whatever makes you feel good. Honda also has a full synthetic 0W20 so throw that in the mix too.

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What a frequent question

I used to be the "OMG I can only use the top synthetic and it has to cost a lot so I then know that I'm getting something super good for a lot of money, it has to be good..." DIY'er.

Then I realized that I can have a drink and get my oil changed all for less than half of what I was spending.

Use the blend with confidence. I run MCSB 5W-20 in my '09, yes different from the 0W-20, but a blend never the less and I never worry about it.

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In short.......use a good oil and filter, use it as often as required, and don't sweat it. It's a non issue.
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So I finally did my first oil change today but I am a little bit unsure of something. After I put the oil into the car, I tried to use the dipstick to check the oil level to see if I am under filling or overfilling. However, I can't tell with the dipstick where the oil level ends.

I bought the 5.1 Qt Mobil1 jug and I used the indicators on the side of the jug and poured approximately 4.2 Qt. I know the engine requires 4.3 Qt as stated in the manual but I was afraid of overfilling it. I'm afraid I didn't put enough oil in, but at the same time I don't want to overfill it. Should I have poured more in?

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hey there, been doing oil changes since i could drive.. u don't need to see the color line on the dip stick, simply wipe the end dry, dip it in, count 10 secs, and pull the stick out. then look for the 'wet' shiny part of the stick and that is where ur level is at.
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Do you really think being short .1 oz. will starve your engine of oil? Get real man!
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So I finally did my first oil change today but I am a little bit unsure of something. After I put the oil into the car, I tried to use the dipstick to check the oil level to see if I am under filling or overfilling. However, I can't tell with the dipstick where the oil level ends.

I bought the 5.1 Qt Mobil1 jug and I used the indicators on the side of the jug and poured approximately 4.2 Qt. I know the engine requires 4.3 Qt as stated in the manual but I was afraid of overfilling it. I'm afraid I didn't put enough oil in, but at the same time I don't want to overfill it. Should I have poured more in?

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You didn't mention the filter, did you change it also? If you didn't you should have. The owner's manual says I4 engine takes 4.4 quarts, that's with a Honda filter. Some after market filters may be a little larger.

As mentioned above a couple of tenths of a quart low isn't going to hurt a thing, better to have it a little low than overfill it. I haven't done this Honda yet but on my other vehicles I usually fill to an 1/8 inch or so below the full mark.

Edit: Some of the guys who posted on this thread say the I4 oil capacity with filter is actually 5 quarts. 2014 Accord LX First Oil Change - 3,702 miles - Questions

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