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

S2000 oil change

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by GlassHeadlights, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. GlassHeadlights

    GlassHeadlights West West Yall

    Messages:
    4,066
    Likes Received:
    71
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Location:
    Calgary, AB
    It's about that time for the first oil change on my dads S2K.

    What oil and filter should he use?

    I was thinking of a bottle of royal purple and the rest synthetic oil. But I don't know what filter I should use.
     
  2. AHHVTEC

    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

    Messages:
    13,122
    Likes Received:
    245
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Location:
    Alabama
    castrol and oem
     
  3. Justin66

    Justin66 The Hondaswap Canadian

    Messages:
    1,442
    Likes Received:
    24
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2007
    Location:
    Peterborough, Ontario
  4. GlassHeadlights

    GlassHeadlights West West Yall

    Messages:
    4,066
    Likes Received:
    71
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Location:
    Calgary, AB
    Is Royal Purple any good anyway?
     
  5. AHHVTEC

    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

    Messages:
    13,122
    Likes Received:
    245
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Location:
    Alabama
    myself i dont know, i would never use it lol
     
  6. Justin66

    Justin66 The Hondaswap Canadian

    Messages:
    1,442
    Likes Received:
    24
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2007
    Location:
    Peterborough, Ontario
    Regular full synthetic should be just fine. Isnt it no different than bardhal or slick 50 or lucas oil and such? Unless your burning oil, which you shouldnt be, you will be fine.
     
  7. Korax

    Korax New Member

    Messages:
    1,379
    Likes Received:
    17
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2007
    Location:
    Western PA
    OEM or Fram... since honda filters are fram filters... atleast here in the US idk about elsewhere. I do personally like the blue honda ones.
     
  8. MthaFuknGreen

    MthaFuknGreen Green on the scene.

    Messages:
    3,166
    Likes Received:
    32
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Location:
    Lodi, CA
    go buy the cheapest gallon of oil you can find unless youre going synthetic.
     
  9. Ethan

    Ethan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,945
    Likes Received:
    98
    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    I say oil is oil if your running stock. But i normally buy the good shit anyways.
     
  10. MthaFuknGreen

    MthaFuknGreen Green on the scene.

    Messages:
    3,166
    Likes Received:
    32
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Location:
    Lodi, CA
    we just covered oil in class last week.
    its all the same unless its synthetic.
    people just pay for the marketing.
     
  11. AHHVTEC

    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

    Messages:
    13,122
    Likes Received:
    245
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Location:
    Alabama
    i just like using what honda uses.
     
  12. Ethan

    Ethan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,945
    Likes Received:
    98
    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Cause honda is d-shiznit?
     
  13. MthaFuknGreen

    MthaFuknGreen Green on the scene.

    Messages:
    3,166
    Likes Received:
    32
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Location:
    Lodi, CA
    cuz youre a fucking honda groupie.
     
  14. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

    Messages:
    8,446
    Likes Received:
    92
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    Some instructors also say rotaries can rev forever, etc.

    Oils are not all the same; they have different compositions. Hit up Bobistheoilguy.com. All you can say is they have the same purpose.

    For oil filters; anything that doesn't fall apart will work fine. I prefer Wix and Wix-manufactured filters. I'm no longer using Mobil since the last few I've bought had metal shavings in them.

    Honda in US use to use something else besides Fram. The switch could be just to save cost. But if you're looking for the "performance" filter, get the S2000 one. IIRC, it's manufactured by someone else and is smaller.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2009
  15. AHHVTEC

    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

    Messages:
    13,122
    Likes Received:
    245
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Location:
    Alabama
    cause im no da, and i know that all oils are not the same. go to a new school
     
  16. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

    Messages:
    8,446
    Likes Received:
    92
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    Heh, I didn't even read the OP.

    As far as RP goes, I personally don't like it. RP is great for making power since it's actually lighter than oils of similar weight, but breaks down just as fast as conventional oil. If you're going synthetic, just stick with Mobil. As far as I know, they're pretty much the top readily available brand.

    I myself use diesel oil(Rotella 5w-40 synthetic). :)
     
  17. Ethan

    Ethan Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,945
    Likes Received:
    98
    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    lol hahaha
     
  18. GlassHeadlights

    GlassHeadlights West West Yall

    Messages:
    4,066
    Likes Received:
    71
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Location:
    Calgary, AB
    We're for shoure going synthetic.

    I think either a Fram or OEM filter because they're the easiest to find in town.
     
  19. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

    Messages:
    8,446
    Likes Received:
    92
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    I've just never liked Fram due to their cost-cutting methods/construction and design. If you're going synthetic, might as well use the OE S2000 filter or a Mobil filter along with Mobil 1 synthetic oil.
     
  20. eastbxc

    eastbxc Custom User Title

    Messages:
    822
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    Location:
    Kansas
    I don't think so. I thought they were made by Hamp?
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page