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Good synthetic oil?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Dman1100, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. Dman1100

    Dman1100 Senior Member

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    Whats the best synthetic oil that i should use in my d16 with 54,000 miles? What kind of filter should i use? I don't want to start a heated debate about synthetic vs. dino though, i just want an answer so i can change it. and can i get the drain plug seal from any parts store?
     
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    anybody? :unsure:
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    Its been 20 minutes man, give it time!
     
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    haha. i know but i wanna go to sleep but i want to go and buy the stuff tomorrow so i can get it out of the way.
     
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    redline
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    could i get a price estimate.
     
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    dealerships use exxon and castrol and honda filters.
     
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    redline is like $8 - 8.50 a qt i think?
    and syergen is about $6 a qt.
    redline would be my first choice, but it is the most expensive
     
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    and how about the drain seal? can i pick a couple up anywhere?
     
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    The local honda dealership is where I would get the drain seal.
     
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    mobil one tri-synthetic :thumbsup:
     
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    I used Mobil 1 and was very happy with it.
     
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    mobil 1.

    i run it in my boosted sohc, and my buddy who has a gsr swap (boosted also) in his ek just tried it a few weeks ago and he swears that his turbo spools up quicker with mobil 1.
     
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    i use castrol syntec. no problems.
     
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    I have never burned oil, until I switched to synthedic, and within 2k miles, I had burned a half quart. Next time, I am going to just run a good Dino oil.


    As for whats the best synthedic,

    Ams
    Redline
    Mobil 1 blue cap



    As for using honda filters. Bah, hell no, the USDM honda filters are just rebadged fram. Also, I only run Synthedic designed filters for synthedic oils. The media is alot smaller to trap the smaller debris that synthedic oils catch. Without one, your basicly skipping out on 50% of why synthedic is better. When you run a Mobil 1 filter with dyno oil, the media is gets cloged alot faster and kills oil pressure.


    Edit* Also, never use synthedic/dino blends. On the label, they do not say what the percentages is so they could be running 99% dino oil and 1% synthedic, but charge you $2-3 more then a good Dino oil.
     
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    ya run lucas with castrol lucas make the syn last way longer and work hella good we all us it up here in our 4x4 and those engine take a fucking beating
     
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