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Old 01-15-2004, 06:42 PM   #1
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I only run mobil 1 in my cars, but i was wondering if any weight oil is better then another for vtec, since it relies on oil i figure there may be a diffrence? this may be a stupid uestion but i gotta change my oil tommorow so
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honda oil. thats what came with it.
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honda oil. thats what came with it.
I dont know about that. Thats like saying oem is always better
then aftermarket.
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use whatever weight oil is recommnded for your car.doesn't get much better than that.
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Not really a stupid question. A lot of oil is personal preference reguardless of what the tests say. I run Mobil1 SuperSyn 5w30 in the winter and 10w30 in the summer (thicker cool and easier on my turbo). Just run the recommended oil weight for your car (5w30) and the choice of synthetic vs. nonsynthetic is more of a personal preference IMHO.
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I dont know about that. Thats like saying oem is always better
then aftermarket.
Honda oil IS Mobil1. And yes, OEM fluids and gaskets all get my vote.
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only GET VTEC OIL!!! you must go to honda and ask for the special vtec oil that they use in their engines!!! it is only availible through honda!!!
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mobil 1 syntetec
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i use valvoline 10w-30, im going to start using the synthetic kind when i get more money. i reccommend using that, because this really famous shop that builds hondas here only uses valvoline for oil canges and use a HAMP filter
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I use a special combination of soap, H2o and Mobil Synthetic 10w-30. I find this best for VTECing
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only GET VTEC OIL!!! you must go to honda and ask for the special vtec oil that they use in their engines!!! it is only availible through honda!!!
I had to buy that the other day...
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what about redline oil or amsoil
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what about redline oil or amsoil
Redline is EXPENSIVE and Amsoil is as well. Not worth it in my opinion for a non track only car.

EDIT: I only change mine every 3k with the synthetic on a boosted motor and its fine.
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I change my oil every 2500 so Mobil Drive clean goes in my phat whip y0
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i buy 5W30 casterol synthetic for my d16y7 year round. i wouldnt imagine vtec changes the requirements much...?
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I use Motul 300V in my B16B.
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Mobil1 synthetic 5w30 for the winter, 10w30 for the summer! wooot!
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Honda oil IS Mobil1. And yes, OEM fluids and gaskets all get my vote.
I do agree with that. I usually just buy whats on sale, so I dont know this, but
wouldnt the Mobil1 be cheaper then the Honda oil?
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Mobil1 synthetic 5w30 for the winter, 10w30 for the summer! wooot!
Same here except it is 5w30 year round (our summers are nice and mild). It is all a matter of personal preferance. Everyone has a different idea of what is ideal. One thing for sure is no one will tell you that Mobil 1 is a bad oil so that is what I use.
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I used to run Mobil1 10w30, but moved over to Valvoline SynPower or whatever 10w30 and have no complaints Actually I couldn't really tell a difference, other than the valvoline burned a bunch off the first time I put it in (I've heard that's normal for switching synthetics).
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I find that adding rocks and dirt helps my engine run better.


Other than that, Mobil 1 synthetic oil 5W-30 all year round gets my vote, as well as the K&N and Fram XGard2 oil filters.
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ive never really kept my car long enough to have to change the oil
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just dont get over 30 weight. like 5w30, 10w30 is perfect for our engines
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cant go wrong with mobil 1..
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