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Old 25 Mar 2012, 04:01 pm
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Default honda hrv oil change?

I have a 2000 Honda HRV 4x4. The oil light has come on and I need to change the oil. I believe I need 5w30 viscosity, but I've never been any good with cars. Do i need to drain all oil out first before I put more into the engine, or will it be okay? I hear all this stuff about only buying Honda branded oil. Surely any good oil is okay, and it won't throw a hissy fit if it doesn't get Honda oil?
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Old 25 Mar 2012, 04:46 pm
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It is best to take the car in a good auto workshop and have them change it for you. Wal-Mart also change oil for a very reasonable cost. As for oil, you can use any good brand 5w30 oil. Full synthetic (Mobil 1, Shell Helix etc) or blended oil works better than regular oil. If you must do the job by your self, then you do need to drain the old oil completely before adding oil and the must change the oil filter. Honda branded oil doesn't offer any significant advantage. Finally one more thing, usually oil light comes on when oil pressure is low (not a very good thing), better to have your car thoroughly checked by a certified auto service person. Good luck.
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