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Old 16 Mar 2008, 12:01 am
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Default What is ideal motor oil type for 1987 Honda Accord?

What's the difference of 5W30, 10W30, 20W30? What would I use?
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Old 16 Mar 2008, 12:16 am
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The type of oil used is going to depend on the environment in which you drive your car. It is usually better to use a higher viscosity oil in higher temperature areas as it provides more resistance to break down due to heat. if you live in temperate areas.. a good quality 10W30 is a good bet. if you're somewhere HOT.. try a 10W40 ... 20 weight oils are mainly meant for trucks and diesels
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Old 16 Mar 2008, 12:31 am
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Valvoline is the best oil for any vehicle. They also have a brand for older vehicles. You choose the weight according to the climate where you live. 10W30 actually means 10 weight 30. Warm climates should use 10W30 or 10W40. Cooler climates should use 5W30.
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Old 16 Mar 2008, 12:46 am
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I have an 89 Honda Accord and I use 20W50 b/c of the miles on the motor........the more miles you have the heavier the oil b/c it helps with the wear and tear on your motor.......thinner oil like 10W30 are used when the mileage isnt that high
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