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Old 11-01-2003, 12:10 PM
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same a topic, i rebuilt a b18c1 with all brand new oem parts.
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Ive just hear that you should use regular oil instead of synthetic. The synthetic oil is supposed to be too slippery and will not let moving parts settle in properly. As to what weight to use I am not sure.
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what brand should i get? how much weight
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i did search and all they said was to get non synthetic. what brand makes non detergent oils?
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i use pennzoil 5w-30 for break in then switch to synthetic
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by stock93cx &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i did search and all they said was to get non synthetic.</TD></TR></TABLE>
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by BERT-O &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">


I've always used Castrol SAE 30 for break-in period, 1,000 miles or so. Change it the 1st 500 miles.

Then after that, I just used the stuff that comes out of the bulk,
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does anyone know who makes non detergent oil?
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Non detergent oil.. I cant think of anyone who doesnt.. besides it doesnt matter just get regular 5W30 oil from any brand BUT penzoil
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did you uses assembly lube on those parts? i hope so. use any conventional oil.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Mr. Choi &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">did you uses assembly lube on those parts? i hope so. use any conventional oil.</TD></TR></TABLE>
what do u mean assembly lube? i just used regular chevron oil. o BTW i bought the regular chevron 5w-30 for break it in.
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assembly lube = a lube added during assembly. it has been my experience in life that when you are confused with what something is, say it backwards. ie. a plasma tv? a TV that displays the picture using plasma technology. anyway....


people use assembly lube on the main bearings, rod bearings, crank journals etc. etc. when building the motor. i dont think motor oil by itself is too bad to use, but i know assembly lube is better.
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Old 11-02-2003, 12:27 AM
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got it, i only used motor oil
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i would for for castrol gtx 10w-30

change @ 1500 miles no redlining
change @ 3000 miles switch to syn if u want

IMO run castrol gtx 10w-30 all year on all hondas for daily driving...if it is gonna be a trailer queen switch to syn Mobil 1
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by SikCivic &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i would for for castrol gtx 10w-30

change @ 1500 miles no redlining
change @ 3000 miles switch to syn if u want

IMO run castrol gtx 10w-30 all year on all hondas for daily driving...if it is gonna be a trailer queen switch to syn Mobil 1</TD></TR></TABLE>

correct me if im wrong, but arent you suppose to use 5w-30 for break in?
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5w30
for 500 miles,
oil change
use 5w30 again
oil change at 1,000miles
then use synthetic oil

while breakin vary speeds on highyway from 50-75mph for the 1,000miles... you should be fine... then comes the routine maintenance .. which is key to keep the engine alive...

98 civic 165,000 miles strong as when new, nothing has been replaced yet.. even all my lights still work...knock on wood
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10w30 castrol GTX for me.
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First 500 miles you should use non-detergent 30w oil. You can get it at NAPA. Then use a non-synthetic oil for the remainder of the break-in. Make sure you change the oil after the first 20 miles on initial startup.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Chris y0! &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">10w30 castrol GTX for me.</TD></TR></TABLE>


and as for using 10w-30 on break i have always done it ....better safe than sorry. and for all you guys saying switch to syn. why? its not like we all own pure track cars...its overrated and overpriced
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