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Hey I know this is a come on man moment, but I have a 2010 accord with 59k miles exactly, it's a sedan and I been changing the oil with the blended synthetic Honda has for since it was newly purchased.

Should I switch to full synthetic? I'm gettn my buddy mechanic from Acura to do a transmission fluid change and full syntheic oil change. He already did all the flushes 10k miles ago.

Thank you guys
 

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If you want to then do it, if you don't then don't. The car won't run any differently either way.
 

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There is no "right" time to switch to synthetic. You can do it whenever. My car went from factory fill to Redline to Amsoil to M1 back to Amsoil.
 

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For most folks, conventional or synthetic blend changed according to the manufacturer's recommendations will do just fine. If you operate your vehicle in severe cold or heat, or in an otherwise extreme manner, you *probably* can benefit from synthetic oil. Full disclosure: I doubt my driving habits qualify as "severe" or "extreme", but I use mostly synthetic anyway.
 

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Its an Accord. It will last forever, whichever you decide. The only factor is how often you change your oil. My previous 94 Accord ran to 300k miles on the cheapest dino oil I could find, changing every 3,500 miles, and it still had perfect compression, until it died colliding with a tree.

And, by the way, you can switch back and forth between synthetic blend, dino, and full synthetic as often as you like. As long as the oil meet the specifications and its the right weight oil, and its change on a schedule specific to the oil type, you will be good. Its not rocket science. Accords were built really well.
 

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Unless you race the car and extreme heat is an issue, your engine won’t know the difference based on a reasonable 7,000 mile to 8,000 mile OCI. Synthetic blends work very well. However one MAJOR advantage of 100% synthetic is that you can purchase 0W20 up to 0W40 oil. I don’t believe any blend goes as low “0.” The “0” component can make cold starts MUCH easier in frigid winter temperatures. Start-ups are when 90% of engine wear occurs. But this is a viscosity issue, not a blend verses 100% synthetic issue.
 

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it's too late to switch to synthetic because too much sludge has already built up. don't do it or it will blow up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
 

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However one MAJOR advantage of 100% synthetic is that you can purchase 0W20 up to 0W40 oil. I don’t believe any blend goes as low “0.” The “0” component can make cold starts MUCH easier in frigid winter temperatures. Start-ups are when 90% of engine wear occurs. But this is a viscosity issue, not a blend verses 100% synthetic issue.
Honda 0- 20 is a synthetic blend
 

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it's too late to switch to synthetic because too much sludge has already built up. don't do it or it will blow up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
How do you know too much sludge has built up?
 

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I'm just messing around. No one can sense the sarcasm.
 

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Hey I know this is a come on man moment, but I have a 2010 accord with 59k miles exactly, it's a sedan and I been changing the oil with the blended synthetic Honda has for since it was newly purchased.

Should I switch to full synthetic? I'm gettn my buddy mechanic from Acura to do a transmission fluid change and full syntheic oil change. He already did all the flushes 10k miles ago.

Thank you guys
my opinion based on what i have seen is as follows:

1. people who change their oil at or before 5k tend to have less issues. no matter what kind of oil

2. people who use synthetic tend to go longer between oil changes

3. an engine will still burn just as much oil with synthetic same as conventional

4. average people dont check oil between changes, therefore synthetic users typically run their engine lower on oil than others.

I personally believe that the honda recommended synthetic blend will give you a perfect balance between engine protection and wallet protection. My opinion is ONLY based on what iv seen working at dealers in my area.

I use and abuse the (well-engineered components) out of my car, not to mention my oil changes are just about free. So i change mine every 60 days, and change the filter every 120 days using the S2K filter. just my 2 cents
 

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and change the filter every 120 days using the S2K filter. just my 2 cents
I thought the S2K used a completely different oil filter than all other Hondas?

Or...

That all Hondas use one filter, but the S2K is special and gets its own filter?

Was I lied to? Bamboozled? Hoodwinked? A victim of circumstance?
 

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i've driven 350 miles in two months since my first dealer oil change.
hot weather, stop-n-go city driving with many throttle stomps.

what does my maintenance minder say about this ?

it says my Honda 0-20w blend is still at 100%.

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i've driven 350 miles in two months since my first dealer oil change.
hot weather, stop-n-go city driving with many throttle stomps.

what does my maintenance minder say about this ?

it says my Honda 0-20w blend is still at 100%.

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My 7th gen usually hits 90% at 400 miles give or take.

I'm certain the MM doesn't know what kind of oil you have or what the weather's like. And I doubt that it tracks stop-n-go driving or throttle stomps. I'm guessing that it maybe tracks miles, engine revolutions, and hours. Maybe just miles and hours.
 

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You can run whatever oil you want...almost.

It depends on what you want to do. But like others have said, these K24A3 engines are super easy on oil and they last forever.

I like to change my oil in the spring and fall (just twice a year). I drive about 12k miles a year. So I run synthetic because I'm going approx. 6k miles on each oil change. Nothing severe, but I want the added protection that a good synthetic delivers.

No reason to run high dollar oil either. Buy whatever you can at Walmart for $25/5.1 quart jug.

I know our engines specify for 20 weight oils, but I run 30 weights. The 20 weight is there to only meet CAFE requirements (environmental). So, some of my favorites are: Mobil 1 0w30 AFE, Mobil 1 5w30 EP, Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5w30, and I've even run a 50/50 mix of Mobil 1 0w20 AFE and Mobil 1 0w40.

The best oil filter you can buy for your car for the money is the Fram Ultra. Hands down. And it's only $9. You can go 2 oil changes on this wire-backed synthetic media filter, no problem.
 

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I know our engines specify for 20 weight oils, but I run 30 weights. The 20 weight is there to only meet CAFE requirements (environmental). So, some of my favorites are: Mobil 1 0w30 AFE, Mobil 1 5w30 EP, Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5w30, and I've even run a 50/50 mix of Mobil 1 0w20 AFE and Mobil 1 0w40.
Exactly. I don't put 20 weight in anything I own. At a minimum is 30 weight, and I don't care about the 1% decease in fuel economy. I also use conventional oil. IMO it is not a good choice of oil despite what every car company may be recommending for their engines. My RX8 runs a 10w-40 in the winter and a 20w-50 in the summer. It's the only vehicle I own that runs such heavy oil, but then again it's a completely different animal. I had a ZX2 Escort that had 265,000 miles before someone pulled out in front if it and messed it up. Ran 5w-30 year round. I think they are trying to come up with a 16 weight to replace the 20. I'm thinking kiss your engine goodbye after the warranty is up.
 

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Ok you guys made up my mind. I will keep continuing to get it changed at the mall of ga Honda or 35.99 I think and they put blended syntheic penz oil.

Is that good? They tell me to get it changed every 5k. But I change it every 3,500-4k. I'm planning on getting my transmission fluid changed
 
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