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Old 22 Jul 2008, 12:31 pm
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Default Honda Civic 2001 LX Oil Change?

People have told me that my mileage 139,494 is too high to put 5w-20 oil in my car and I should upgrade to 10w-30 or oil that is a little bit thicker because of the high miles but the manual says my oil should be 5w-20. They told me I should only follow these instructions when the car is new. What kind of oil grade do you think I should place in my car?
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Old 22 Jul 2008, 12:46 pm
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i would go ahead and switch to a high mileage 10w-30
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Old 22 Jul 2008, 01:01 pm
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>> They told me I should only follow these instructions when the car is new. What kind of oil grade do you think I should place in my car?Stick with the factory recommended oil. The engineers who design the car are much smarter than the bozo's who is making the statements.You can read a lot about them online. But essentially you follow the recommendation.===My 94 Civic has 187K miles. I still follow the factory recommendation and I don't burn a single drop of oil.Good Luck...
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Old 22 Jul 2008, 01:16 pm
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oil viscosity has nothing to do with mileage what i do recomend is a high mileage formula oil at a 5W-30 weight such as like Castrol High Mileage or Q-State High Mileage hope that helps you some
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Old 22 Jul 2008, 01:31 pm
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I agree with above person. I had an old honda that would leak/burn about a quart every 5000 miles. I started using castrol high mileage and the oil stopped disapearing.
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Old 22 Jul 2008, 01:46 pm
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yeah the high mileage specialty oil is just sort of a rip off and you wont get any immediate help out of it just use regular oil recommended mobile 1
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