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Old 08 Jul 2011, 10:36 pm
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If one were to do their own oil change...what would be the best brand
conventional motor oil and filter?
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Old 09 Jul 2011, 07:11 am
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On 7/8/11 11:36 PM, thebigguy wrote:
> If one were to do their own oil change...what would be the best brand
> conventional motor oil and filter?


Oil: any major brand that meets mfr's or latest oil specs
Filter: OEM
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Old 09 Jul 2011, 08:16 am
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Dragline <drag@roadgang.net> wrote in news:iv9ghk$g1h$1@news.albasani.net:

> On 7/8/11 11:36 PM, thebigguy wrote:
>> If one were to do their own oil change...what would be the best brand
>> conventional motor oil and filter?

>
> Oil: any major brand that meets mfr's or latest oil specs
> Filter: OEM
>




Ditto.

I use Mobil 1 5W-30. I can't speak to its effectiveness relative to other
brands and types, but by gosh it keeps your engine sparkly-clean inside.


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Old 09 Jul 2011, 09:27 am
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On 7/9/11 9:16 AM, Tegger wrote:
> Dragline<drag@roadgang.net> wrote in news:iv9ghk$g1h$1@news.albasani.net:
>
>> On 7/8/11 11:36 PM, thebigguy wrote:
>>> If one were to do their own oil change...what would be the best brand
>>> conventional motor oil and filter?

>>
>> Oil: any major brand that meets mfr's or latest oil specs
>> Filter: OEM
>>

>
>
>
> Ditto.
>
> I use Mobil 1 5W-30. I can't speak to its effectiveness relative to other
> brands and types, but by gosh it keeps your engine sparkly-clean inside.
>
>


Yeehah! Tegger endorses my advice...
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Old 09 Jul 2011, 09:57 am
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In article <Xns9F1D5E655B4F6tegger@208.90.168.18>,
Tegger <invalid@example.com> wrote:

> I use Mobil 1 5W-30. I can't speak to its effectiveness relative to other
> brands and types, but by gosh it keeps your engine sparkly-clean inside.


So does 3K or 4K mile oil changes using brand name conventional oil.

So, do the math.
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Old 09 Jul 2011, 10:47 am
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"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in
news:elmop-94D18C.10571409072011@news.eternal-september.org:

> In article <Xns9F1D5E655B4F6tegger@208.90.168.18>,
> Tegger <invalid@example.com> wrote:
>
>> I use Mobil 1 5W-30. I can't speak to its effectiveness relative to
>> other brands and types, but by gosh it keeps your engine
>> sparkly-clean inside.

>
> So does 3K or 4K mile oil changes using brand name conventional oil.




I used to use other types of oils, primarily Castrol GTX.

After 200K of that stuff at 2.5K intervals, there was dark-brown varnish
all over the place on the head.

The head gasket failed at about 200K. The machine shop cleaned the head up
and gave it back to us shiny and new-looking.

After 170K with Mobil 1, the head is still shiny silver all over. Just
amazing.



>
> So, do the math.
>



I did. I don't mind spending more for something I didn't get when spending
less.



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Old 09 Jul 2011, 05:00 pm
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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In article <Xns9F1D77E15F0BEtegger@208.90.168.18>,
Tegger <invalid@example.com> wrote:

> >> I use Mobil 1 5W-30. I can't speak to its effectiveness relative to
> >> other brands and types, but by gosh it keeps your engine
> >> sparkly-clean inside.

> >
> > So does 3K or 4K mile oil changes using brand name conventional oil.

>
>
>
> I used to use other types of oils, primarily Castrol GTX.
>
> After 200K of that stuff at 2.5K intervals, there was dark-brown varnish
> all over the place on the head.
>
> The head gasket failed at about 200K. The machine shop cleaned the head up
> and gave it back to us shiny and new-looking.
>
> After 170K with Mobil 1, the head is still shiny silver all over. Just
> amazing.


That tells me not to use Castrol, I guess.

I did an oil analysis on my 92 Si when it hit around 110K miles of 3K
oil changes; it was pristine. And you could tell that visually as well.
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Old 10 Jul 2011, 10:48 am
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On 7/8/2011 8:36 PM, thebigguy wrote:
> If one were to do their own oil change...what would be the best brand
> conventional motor oil and filter?


For the filter, get the filter from Honda. Look for a parts department
sale on filters and stock up. Don't forget the drain plug gasket if it
doesn't come with the filter.

For oil, any API approved oil in the proper viscosity is fine. Unless
you're doing an extended change interval (10K or more, and that's a bad
idea for other reasons) or unless you live in a very cold climate, there
is no benefit in using synthetic oil or in using an allegedly high end
conventional oil. There is nothing wrong with using a synthetic, but do
it to make yourself feel better as it will have no effect on engine
longevity.


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