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Old 01 Apr 2008, 05:46 pm
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Default Synthetic or Regular for my honda?

I have a 07 civic ex, and am wondering whether to go fully synthetic or use conventional oil. I didn't see anything in my owners manual. My manual does state to change the oil every 5000 miles and I got my first oil change at the dealer.I don't really care about the money, as this car is supposed to last me a long while. Royal Purple is the best but that's a little to rich for me. My boyfriend runs the Royal purple in his drag car.
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i would use regular oil because synthetic costs alot more.+synthetic is for cars with higher mileage.
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Synthetic is better for mileage and performance. yes it is more $ but you can futher between oil changes. USE Royal Purple it is THE best money can buy.
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Old 01 Apr 2008, 06:31 pm
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you can use either conventional oil or synthetic(Mobil1). synthetic is more expensive but will be worth it. just make sure it is the correct viscosity. the engine is designed to use a specific viscosity, so it would be best to stick with it.
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ive got an '88 honda accord, i use castrol synthetic oil, the perks, the oil doesnt breakdown as fast, it is about five bucks a quart though. Frankly, it doesnt really matter that much, but once you start using one kind of oil, keep using that brand, because sludge forms in the engine from mixing synthetic, and non synthetic oils, and switching from brand to brand isnt exactly great either
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Old 02 Apr 2008, 04:48 pm
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Get the Synthetic Oils from Walmart and The Supertech Oil Filter ($2.50), this filter is better than the Fram crap. 5qt Castrol Syntec = $19.97
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I agree with Charlie M. If you have the money, go for synthetic. Just make sure you have the correct viscosity.

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Old 06 Apr 2008, 09:19 pm
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Default Re: Synthetic or Regular for my honda?

synthetic is not just for higher mileage engines.

there are some things that you get what you pay for. I read that airplanes are required to change the oil every 50 flight hours using regular oil. If the planes use synthetic oil they are required to change the oil after 200 hours.

get the picture???
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