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Old 26 Apr 2013, 02:01 pm
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Default Acura tl 2006 oil change?

I'm going to do an oil change which one should I used for my Acura & can I use synthetic oil? I'm thinking about using royal purple
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Old 26 Apr 2013, 02:17 pm
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Your car calls for 5w-20 API SM SN, GF-4 or GF-5, synthetic or conventional.

Royal Purple is fine as long as it's the API certified version

It is good oil but will perform no better than the others.
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Old 26 Apr 2013, 02:31 pm
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Doing oil and filter changes yourself will not save you any money and the end result is you're dirty, full of oil and where are you going to take the used oil?! There are more people out there that have ruined there transmissions because they had no clue which drain plug to pull. Find an ad in the paper or mail coupons and you will save more money that way. If you want to make sure your motor lasts just change the oil and filter every 3,000 miles. People that use synthetic oil just don't get it that oil filters get dirty and are made to be changed at 3,000 mile intervals.
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Old 26 Apr 2013, 02:46 pm
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how about you take it to the dealer who will use the correct oil and make sure they put a new drain plug on for $25....yes thats all it costs at most dealers for an oil change...
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Old 26 Apr 2013, 03:02 pm
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Synthetic is better but unnecessary.. It is true at the dealer we always replace the aluminum crush washer.. (but not the drain plug unless needed)
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Old 26 Apr 2013, 03:17 pm
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There's some good suggestions here but somethings need to be added: #1.) Re- oil filters, you s/ know that superior & air oil filters will last longer than 3,000 miles. #2.) Not all synthetics are the same. #3.) It's smart to use the expertise of the OEM because if there's a problem that they can hang on you they will not use your warranty for your benefit. In other words, your warranty could be void if they can. I love to remind people of Magnison-Moss.
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Old 26 Apr 2013, 03:31 pm
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I would advise you to use the best 100% synthetic oil in the world. AMSOIL goes 25000 miles on the same filter and oil. It also gives you a 6% savings on fuel. AMSOIL will keep your vehicle running at optimal performance, economy, and durability. Protect your investment use only the best.

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