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spartadrive_in
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Jun 11, 2008, 10:23 AM

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2001 Honda Accord EX Sedan 4-cyl. Manual Trans

The manual recommends 5W-20 Premium.

My question is that since this car is 7 years old now with a mileage of 108K is it recommened to go with a thicker oil? Say a 10W-20 or 30?
I was told that since it is older it requires a thicker grade. This has got me wondering since I have a possible oil leak in my system (see my other post, please).
So what would be a general guideline for these things?

It currently has 5W-20 in there now.

Thanks again!


spartadrive_in
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Jun 12, 2008, 7:25 AM

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Anyone, please?


dave284
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Jun 12, 2008, 9:04 PM

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That is a question that many have ask me before,I do believe in using a thicker oil for vehicle that have a considerable amount of mileage on the engines,but it varies from one person to the next. I would call the dealership first, and there are oils made for high mileage vehicle on the market as well.


americanmusclegurl
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Jan 3, 2009, 5:59 AM

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Tongueyes using thicker oil is the best thing to do on older cars .. because as the car gets older the oil seals go out.U might want to check and make sure it is not your oil seals, no biggy if it is . It's just better to know what is going on with your car:)Cool .make sure that when you get your oil .. u do not get the synthetic brand .. the synthetic brand is sure to leak through .. even if you have all of your seals fixed .. i dont know why but every car .. i have had does the same thing .. and they were old ! i have had a 98 mustang convertible red v6 , 1992 camero grey v8, and a sunbird v6 white .. all the cars use thick oil :)


Tom Greenleaf
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Jan 3, 2009, 7:27 AM

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Disagree on your thoughts on synthetics. They have proven to me that they actually will consume LESS than conventional oils as they tend to stay at their rated viscosity longer.

Switching oils all the time in an already sludged/older engine MAY cause more consumption and may unplug leaks from cleaning up which new oil tends to do by itself as it's supposed to.

IMO - synthetics win and are less expensive in the long run,

T



john b
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Mar 16, 2009, 3:14 PM

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2001 Honda Accord EX Sedan 4-cyl. Manual Trans

The manual recommends 5W-20 Premium.

My question is that since this car is 7 years old now with a mileage of 108K is it recommened to go with a thicker oil? Say a 10W-20 or 30?
I was told that since it is older it requires a thicker grade. This has got me wondering since I have a possible oil leak in my system (see my other post, please).
So what would be a general guideline for these things?

It currently has 5W-20 in there now.

Thanks again!

ya with those miles you are better off using a thicker oil like a 10w30 is just about right
for it in fact i wouldent use that 5 w20 on a high mileage engine because it will
create more blow by by the rings inside the engine and when that happens it will raise
the emissions as well so keep the 10w30






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