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Old 12 Feb 2004, 06:14 am
apollos1943
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Default honda accord 2000 4 cylinders oil change

Hey guys,

What is the best engine oil for the accord sedan 2000 4 cylinders?

Honda recommends their brnad of oil; but is there another product that is just as good ot better?

apollos1943


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Old 12 Feb 2004, 08:44 am
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Default Re: honda accord 2000 4 cylinders oil change

On 2/12/04 6:14 AM, in article
7f642e28b59da85572b48a7f87d7f655@loc...o utautos.com, "apollos1943"
<apollos1943@gawab.com> wrote:

> Hey guys,
>
> What is the best engine oil for the accord sedan 2000 4 cylinders?
>
> Honda recommends their brnad of oil; but is there another product that is
> just as good ot better?
>
> apollos1943
>
>


Stick to name brand oil and make sure it meets the service requirements
spelled out in your users manual and it will be fine. It all comes from the
same dinosaur guts (unless you opt for synthetic). This is a religious
topic. I doubt you will get a single answer to this question.

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Old 12 Feb 2004, 01:12 pm
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Default Re: honda accord 2000 4 cylinders oil change

As the car gets older (50+K miles) you can switch to different brand since
honda brand is expensive.

--Viktor

"apollos1943" <apollos1943@gawab.com> wrote in message
news:7f642e28b59da85572b48a7f87d7f655@localhost.ta lkaboutautos.com...
> Hey guys,
>
> What is the best engine oil for the accord sedan 2000 4 cylinders?
>
> Honda recommends their brnad of oil; but is there another product that is

just as good ot better?
>
> apollos1943
>
>



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Old 12 Feb 2004, 06:30 pm
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Default Re: honda accord 2000 4 cylinders oil change

Oil is defined by a standard which is constantly upgraded.
Current API Service rating was recently upgraded from SJ to SH
and I think is now at SL. That is the first parameter.

Back when oil was rated about SD or SE, some oils could not
maintain viscosity at higher engine speeds. Only two brands
back then were identified as meeting those requirements -
Castrol and Exxon Uniflo. Today, all oils now have solved that
problem. But it demonstrates that better brand names may
exceed SL standards.

Synthetic oil provides no advantage to cars (which is
different from aviation) because synthetic still must be
replaced at same frequency AND it uses smaller molecules to
lubricate compared to conventional oil.

apollos1943 wrote:
> What is the best engine oil for the accord sedan 2000 4 cylinders?
>
> Honda recommends their brnad of oil; but is there another product that is just as good ot better?

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Old 12 Feb 2004, 06:41 pm
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Default Re: honda accord 2000 4 cylinders oil change

How long do you plan to keep the car? The 5w-20 Honda brand does cost a
little more, but it is also a very well crafted oil that gets great used oil
analysis according to the folks at bobistheoilguy.com. You could buy a
cheaper oil and save $5-8 an oil change, but could prove to be a real false
economy if you intend to keep the ar for a while.


"electricked" <welcomehowcome@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> As the car gets older (50+K miles) you can switch to different brand since
> honda brand is expensive.
>
> --Viktor
>
> "apollos1943" <apollos1943@gawab.com> wrote in message
> news:7f642e28b59da85572b48a7f87d7f655@localhost.ta lkaboutautos.com...
> > Hey guys,
> >
> > What is the best engine oil for the accord sedan 2000 4 cylinders?
> >
> > Honda recommends their brnad of oil; but is there another product that

is
> just as good ot better?
> >
> > apollos1943
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 12 Feb 2004, 07:15 pm
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"dg" <dg@isp.net> wrote in message
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> How long do you plan to keep the car? The 5w-20 Honda brand does cost a
> little more, but it is also a very well crafted oil that gets great used

oil
> analysis according to the folks at bobistheoilguy.com. You could buy a
> cheaper oil and save $5-8 an oil change, but could prove to be a real

false
> economy if you intend to keep the ar for a while.


Oil and filtre at the local Honda dealer here costs $28.88 (plus tax, of
course). Doesn't matter whether you're using 10W30 or 5W20 or anything in
between.

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Old 12 Feb 2004, 07:44 pm
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"w_tom" <w_tom1@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Synthetic oil provides no advantage to cars (which is
> different from aviation) because synthetic still must be
> replaced at same frequency AND it uses smaller molecules to
> lubricate compared to conventional oil.


You should talk to Mercedes, Porsche and Aston Martin.
You could save them some money!



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Old 14 Feb 2004, 05:09 am
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Default Re: honda accord 2000 4 cylinders oil change

Thank you all for your time and wisdom in this matter.
I intend to keep this car for a few years. Does the brand of engine oil makes the difference?

aopllos1943

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Old 16 Feb 2004, 07:55 pm
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"E. Meyer" <e.meyer0SPAM@ieee.org> wrote in message news:<BC50ED6A.48D03%e.meyer0SPAM@ieee.org>...
> On 2/12/04 6:14 AM, in article
> 7f642e28b59da85572b48a7f87d7f655@loc...o utautos.com, "apollos1943"
> <apollos1943@gawab.com> wrote:
>
> > Hey guys,
> >
> > What is the best engine oil for the accord sedan 2000 4 cylinders?
> >
> > Honda recommends their brnad of oil; but is there another product that is
> > just as good ot better?
> >
> > apollos1943
> >
> >

>
> Stick to name brand oil and make sure it meets the service requirements
> spelled out in your users manual and it will be fine. It all comes from the
> same dinosaur guts (unless you opt for synthetic). This is a religious
> topic. I doubt you will get a single answer to this question.


Some of the new base oils are "Type II" or "Type III" - AKA "hydroisomerized"
or "hydrocracked" petroleum oil. There's been some controversy over
Castrol NA changing their motor oil from mostly PAO (Type IV) to a Type III
base oil, and marketing it as "synthetic".

<http://www.oilhelp.com/about.htm>

Texaco Havoline motor oil was labelled as "Type II" during the Shell/Texaco
joint venture (Equilon). Chevron called their base oil IsoSyn, which is a Type
II base oil they used in Chevron Surpreme and Delo motor oils. I believe
Chevron also patented the process. Since the Chevron/Texaco merger, they
likely use the same formula in different color bottles.

<http://www.chevron.com/prodserv/nafl/auto/content/promotions.shtm>
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Old 09 Nov 2004, 11:23 am
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Default Re: honda accord 2000 4 cylinders oil change


apollos1943 wrote:
> [B]Hey guys, What is the best engine oil for the accord sedan 2000
> cylinders?
>
> My personal favorite is Chevron. Unfortunately, Accord calls fo
> 5W-20 while Chevron does not make it, or at least hard to buy
> Penzoil makes 5W-20 and is a great brand.
>
> I am almost positive that Honda company buy Penzzoil and the like an
> label them as "Honda". They may not even care to bottle themselves.
>
> Penzzoil (one "z" or double "z" by the way?) 5W-20 sells for abou
> 1.9$ per bottle and is not available from Costco. What did you pa
> for Honda 5W-20


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