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Old 01 Nov 2011, 02:01 am
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Default Honda Tune up help!!?

i got a 93 honda del sol. i just hit 153k i want to do my tune up but need help? wat oil should i use.??? i been using regular 5w 30. but it burns it to fast and i got put oil ones in a while. thicker?? and also wat oil filter should i buy??? again been using the cheap price regular fram oil filter.. and last spark plugs???? and again keep in mind that my car burns a lil oil .. why does that happen?? thanks in advance.
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Old 01 Nov 2011, 02:16 am
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well #1, stop using the fram oil filter, its the cheapest pos out there, theres a vid on youtube where a guy cuts open all the filters and such, fram has one of thethinnest walls, its filtration unit is paper like, and its cold start preventor was broke when he cut it open.. just spend a few more $ to get a good filter. i perwsonally use the royal purple filter becasue it filters great, has a thick wall, so i dont have to worry about it blowing open, and its a little deeper then normal filters so it can old a bit more oil(i have an 08 civic si) and being as i do the occasional 8k rpm spirited run, i tend to burn a little oil up, so the extra is good for me. however the RP filter is hard to find(alot of polaces are cluseless to the fact they even exist like autozone, orileys, and napa) pep boys is the only local place i found that had them. the next best filter i would say is mobil one filter. both are kinda exspensive, i think the RP is like $12 and the mobil one is like $8.50 filter. anyways aside from that, ive used a few different oils, and so far the one ive liked the best is the Mobil one advanced full synthetic. full synthetic can get pricey, but it can be worth it with longer oil change intervals, and just the fact that it burns slower. i like the added protection. hell with a car that old id highly suggest swapping the OEM oil drain plug for a magnetic drain plug. help you grab some of that crap from there. you dont have to use full synthetic, ive never been able to convince my self to use lesss then a synthetic blend( and that was my last car) my Si has only got full synthetic. you can use regular motor oil. i still will suggest mobil one, hell you can get away with the Royal purple oil to, as its api certified from like 05 and earlyier.(i cant use i have an 08) i would suggest keeping the 5w 30 in it for another change or 2. just use a better filter and get the magnetic drain plug for sure.

in my old car(03 lancer) i used a few different kinds, i used castrol, which was good, the RP was good, and i finally got to mobil one, which i love this stuff.

some guy used the mobil one full synthetic, and had oil analysis done to it, and still had like 20% ish oil life still left after 15k miles.

yet again, i can not iterate enough, DO NOT USE THE FRAM FILTER, its such a cheap pos, theres other cheap filters with the same quaility as fram, but i cant remember all their names. seriously watch the youtube video of the dude cutting open and talking about all the different filters. great comparisons,
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Old 01 Nov 2011, 02:31 am
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I would stay with the 5w30 just use regular 5w30 like Valvoline or Castrol both of which offer oils that are for cars with over 75K on them. Just buy an extra quart to keep in the car for top ups.

As for filter and spark plugs I suggest original Honda parts they are easily obtained at the parts department of your local Honda dealer.

Why is you car burning oil? could be a few things, some likely suspects are worn piston rings,leaking seals and or gaskets.
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