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Oil additives?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Justin66, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Justin66

    Justin66 The Hondaswap Canadian

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    A guy walked by my car and said "wow does you car really redline at 8000?"

    "Well actually it redlines at 8200 ( i have a 92-93 GSR dash cluster)."

    "Oh well you must have to use alot of oil additives to rev that high all the time?"

    I said i really never thought of putting additives in my honda, my daytona had to live off it to survive. Is it even necessary to put stuff like say Bardhal, metaloil or slick50 in a honda? Would it even help or just hurt? I say this only cause i am still a little new to honda and ive never really heard of people using it.
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    i like to use Lucas oil stabilizer with every tire rotation not every oil change.
     
  3. B16RacerN2NR

    B16RacerN2NR Working Hard VIP

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    I don't believe in oil additives period... IMO, oil already has everything your motor needs. If your motor needs stuff like that, your just band-aiding a problem that's only gonna get worse...
     
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    b16racer is right, Ive used several different additives in several different situations, and all youll be doing is throwing your money away. dont let anyone coax you into using thicker oil either. as a mechanic and honda junkie, thicker oil (and additives like Lucas) are used more to prevent leaking through the piston rings and to hush loose lifters on older vehicles. with the way honda-freaks drive, using anything but good oil is bad news
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    i like the lucas stuff because it helps the oil stick and climb to all the parts
     
  6. Justin66

    Justin66 The Hondaswap Canadian

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    Ok thats what i thought, i use castrol syntec in my teg, ive heard its a good oil.
     
  7. |Chaz|

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    Ha I don't even worry about any of that stuff. My Civic burns a quart of oil every 450 miles X.X so that's like $25.00 for gas and $2.69 for a quart. Pretty amusing actually.
     
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    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    Look at your oil cap. It most likely says 5w30 SAE. Use that, and that only. Don't get sucked into those "high mileage" oil additives, it does nothing. Lucas, as mentioned earlier will only bandaid a problem for a short period of time. I don't even use synthetic, I use what the manufacturer recommends.
     
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    I'm not too concerned about oil consumption though, since this motor will only be in for another 6 months to a year anyways.

    Synthetic oil is actually a really good choice for the right motor. My Dad runs it in his shitty Villager van that has 276k miles on it. He's been using that stuff since 140k miles and it doesn't burn a drop of oil or leak anything. The last time he checked the condition of the motor at like 250k there was virtually no wear on the motor. That Mobil 1 synthetic stuff is pretty impressive like that.
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    lucas is not necessarily a stop leak or a fixer elixir they also make a strickly oil stabilizer, it lets the oil travel and stick to metal parts. its not like engine restorer. i would recommend it for any engine that is DD.
     
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    Haha, cooking oil. I don't think that would last me another 6 months to a year though.
     
  12. Justin66

    Justin66 The Hondaswap Canadian

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  13. YBLEGAL

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    I run penzoil 5w-30 in my B16

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