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Old 11-24-2011, 02:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the best oil for 5th gen prelude 139823 miles

Its time for an oil change for my prelude it has 139823 miles what is the best oil?
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Old 11-24-2011, 04:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I use Castrol GTX high mileage.


Reasoning? I don't feel like dealing with the potential issue of some full synthetic eating the seals/leaking any faster than it already is....
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I have 99XXX miles on my prelude and I use Mobil 1 Full Synthetic High Mileage (Over 75000 miles). I also buy the Mobil 1 oil filter with it. I don't typically drive more then 15 miles a day so I still change my oil every 3,000 miles.
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I was just gonna say the same thing.


OP its all personal prefrence, everyone will tell you different answers because everyone is a FANBOY of their each individual brand.

Here is my fanboy opinion since u are so interested to know, For your mileage do not use synthetic. Now for the really bias opinion, you should use ONLY valvoline oil.

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I use Castrol GTX high mileage.


Reasoning? I don't feel like dealing with the potential issue of some full synthetic eating the seals/leaking any faster than it already is....
Total fiction about synthetic and if you have oil leaks you fix them, only logical thing to do, don't be so lazy.

Mobil1 Synthetic 5W-30 with 15400-PLM-A01 filter, valve train looks like it just came back from the machine shop, it's that clean, change it every 5k.
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Dollar store brand is the best.or ask one of those guys at pep boys if you can have some of the used oil
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I use Toyota factory 5W-30.
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So long as you change it at the appropriate interval and use a good filter, it doesn't really matter.

Synthetic performs better in every category, but it's more expensive. It's up to you if it's worth the cost or not. I will not "eat your seals and cause leaks." That is complete bullsh!t.
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Dollar store brand is the best.or ask one of those guys at pep boys if you can have some of the used oil
Are you high?
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So long as you change it at the appropriate interval and use a good filter, it doesn't really matter.

Synthetic performs better in every category, but it's more expensive. It's up to you if it's worth the cost or not. I will not "eat your seals and cause leaks." That is complete bullsh!t.
THANK YOU! All brands meet the spec that called for in your owner's manual (SM or ?? - I don't know what it's up to now). The reason your engine internals look like it just came from the machine shop is because you changed it every 5000 miles, not because you used GTX vs. Valvoline vs. the house brand. But if you want to pay for their advertising go ahead or go to Advance or AutoZone and get the special they have on sale this week. I've changed the oil in all my vehicles every 5000 miles for the last 30 yrs using anything from name brand oils and filters to the house brand and the results are the same - long engine life w/ no oil consumption between changes, example: 97 Explorer bought new approaching 180,000 and doesn't use a drop.
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What^ he said wasn't being mean. Just poking fun.
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Synthetic isn't that much more, I get a 5qt jug of Mobile1 at wal-mart for only like $21 or so and working at the dealer has it's perks, the better filtech filter+washer for $3. Plus I of course don't have to pay some jack off to do it since I have my own rack at my disposal, but everyone on this site should still do it themselves even if it's in the driveway, still only takes 20 mins max.

Low profile floor jack and stands from harbor freight ftw for those in the driveway.
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Synthetic isn't that much more, I get a 5qt jug of Mobile1 at wal-mart for only like $21 or so and working at the dealer has it's perks, the better filtech filter+washer for $3. Plus I of course don't have to pay some jack off to do it since I have my own rack at my disposal, but everyone on this site should still do it themselves even if it's in the driveway, still only takes 20 mins max.

Low profile floor jack and stands from harbor freight ftw for those in the driveway.
+1 everyone should change their own oil.

The only reason not to is if you are afraid that your car may slip off the jacks and kill you, which happened to many people. I had a buddy that died 2 years ago because of that. Car crushed him completely.

Get the real deal jacks. The ones you see at mechanics, with long ass handles. I dont know what they are called, but I have 2 of those and they are very safe. DO NOT USE THE CAR JACK YOUR CAR CAME WITH!!!
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Since our Preludes like to burn oil, is there any truth to the claim that synthetic oil tends to burn more easily than conventional?
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The molecules in synthetic oil are more uniform which is the reason that synthetic oil flows better and performs better.

Synthetic doesn't cause leaks, it a more free flowing oil and can flow through the cracks and bad gaskets easier than conventional oil.
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i like to get to the know the people behind the desk at honda....i get the honda synthetic blend 5-30 made by mobile.
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