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is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by chadcharb, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. chadcharb

    chadcharb Well-Known Member VIP

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    is it worth it to run synthetic oil in a stock motor? or am i better off to to save the money and run conventional?
     
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    95b16coupe New Member

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    just run conventional. i like castrol 10w-30.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    I run synthetic in pretty much everything. Considering that the price of Pennzoil Platinum at Wal-Fart is barely more than Valvoline Maxlife (what I used to use in the stock cars) I consider it a worthwhile upgrade. If you're not modded at all though, I doubt you'll notice the difference.
     
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    78civic Junior Member

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    The first thing you should do is an oil analysis and see if you have problems or not.
    If not YES, by all means run it. I've personally seen in upwards of 8+ mpg increases! Besides all the other benefits of running synthetics.

    Usually people just change the engine oil and forget about the trans fluid etc..
    You know that Hondas use motor oil in the manual trans' right?
    I've seen cases split from owners using gearlube.

    Check out Amsoil synthetics. We were the FIRST to come out with a AP approved synthetic for automotive use.
    It can be expensive, but in most cases the drain interval goes up to 5 times the length of service (using oil analysis) that's where you can really save. And besides, our "XL" series oil is comparatively priced to the so-called blends or cheaper ones like Castrol syntech. (read the back of some of the containers.. They STILL WANT YOU TO CHANGE AT 3000 MILES)
    What good is that?
    I've got it in most everything I own/sell.
    PM me for more info.

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    eg'sforlife New Member

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    if your stock just use coventional..... if you do decide to switch just dont be wishy washy and switching from synthetic to coventional back and forth.
     
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    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

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    There are some people that run a 1/2 and 1/2 mix.... I personaly run maxlife in my DD and then run Royal Purple in my h22a SIR just me tho
     
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    eg'sforlife New Member

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    right now i just run penzoil but in a few weeks when i finish my swap i be running the purple
     
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