1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Post-Oil Change

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by mikeislord, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. mikeislord

    mikeislord Senior Member

    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2005
    Location:
    Piscataway, NJ
    Ok, so after I change the oil, my car runs like a dream, I get better gas mileage, etc.. for maybe 600 miles. Then the car runs alright for a while, by the time it gets towards maybe 2000-2500 miles, it absolutely runs like crap. I always change the oil every 3000 but this is a bit ridiculous. This last oil change, I emptied about 4.5 qts of black-ass oil out of my H22, (5.1 qt capacity).. so I know Im burning some oil as well. My point is.. what the fuck? Does the type of oil I use make a difference here? I use 5w-30 because Jersey winters get cold, but a guy at work told me I should be running 10w-40. Would that make any difference? What about synthetic? I do drive mostly highway miles... I need opinions!
     
  2. formby

    formby learning in progress

    Messages:
    5,735
    Likes Received:
    23
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2003
    i use 10w30 in florida all year round, i dont know the exact rules when it comes to wieght but you might want to go to 10w30 blend....and see what happends....

    hondas burn oil, its s given especialy if you rag on it......and please use an oem filter....they have a valve in them [ look in one] that keeps oil in the upper part of the engine for start up....i think the mobile1 ones have them also...not sure though
     
  3. GSRCIVICTN

    GSRCIVICTN Lost in a sea of rednecks

    Messages:
    431
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2006
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    Don't use 10w-40. That's too thick. Don't know how your weather is right now but if it is still cold then you should be using 5w-30. 10w-30 will be fine once temps get about 50ish. Have you looked inside your engine? Do you have a bunch of sludge build up?
     
  4. Crix

    Crix Senior Member

    Messages:
    193
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2004
    motors will burn oil, you know that right? [​IMG]
     
  5. GSRCIVICTN

    GSRCIVICTN Lost in a sea of rednecks

    Messages:
    431
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2006
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    The guy still has a problem if the engine runs like shit after running on the same oil for only 2-2.5k miles. [​IMG] Oil changes aren't intended to fix driveability problems except in diesels where oil pressure plays a part in fuel injection.
     
  6. hcivic.com

    hcivic.com Senior Member

    Messages:
    4,571
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    Location:
    Calgary Alberta canada
    ya run a synthetic if your gonna push 2.5k miles
     
  7. mikeislord

    mikeislord Senior Member

    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2005
    Location:
    Piscataway, NJ
    Of course.

    Think that'll make a difference? In the meanwhile I'm going to replace the plugs, wires, etc to see if that helps at all.
     
  8. VTECin5th

    VTECin5th Administrator

    Messages:
    2,182
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2005
    Location:
    Phoenix Az
    change your pcv valve.
     
  9. GSRCIVICTN

    GSRCIVICTN Lost in a sea of rednecks

    Messages:
    431
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2006
    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    Now that actually makes a little sense. Try that and see if it helps.
    You don't have to run synthetic oil if you are going over 2.5k miles on an oil change. How does that relate to his problem?
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page