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#2946798 - 03/21/13 02:23 PM Recommended oil for Honda Accord 2013
MJBigelow Offline


Registered: 02/27/13
Posts: 1
Loc: California
Is synthetic oil mandatory or recommended for 2013 Honda Accord? The dealer said it is the only kind they use.

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#2946805 - 03/21/13 02:30 PM Re: Recommended oil for Honda Accord 2013 [Re: MJBigelow]
randomhero439 Offline


Registered: 07/21/12
Posts: 1245
Loc: ohio
The 2013 Accord requires a 0w-20 oil, which for the most part is synthetic. At the very least it is a synthetic-blend.

The best 0w-20 at the moment would be Eneos Sustina 0w-20. Other top quality fluids include Mazda w/Moly 0w-20, Toyota Genuine 0w-20 or Honda Synthetic 0w-20 (NOT the Honda Synthetic-blend 0w-20).

Amsoil Signature 0w-20 and Redline 0w-20 are also very potent high performance oils

For a cheaper solution: Pennzoil Platinum 0w-20, Quaker State 0w-20 or Mobil 1 0w-20 are easy to find at Walmart.

FYI: In my Accord, i plan to use Toyota 0w-20. However i plan to mix it with Mobil 1 0w-40 to thicken it up (I autocross and race my car).
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#2946809 - 03/21/13 02:32 PM Re: Recommended oil for Honda Accord 2013 [Re: MJBigelow]
JavierG Offline


Registered: 06/11/11
Posts: 1109
Loc: Fresno, CA
Isn't 0W-20 the recommended type? If so, I don't think you can get it in dino oil. Just use Pennzoil Platinum and call it a day.
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#2946848 - 03/21/13 03:12 PM Re: Recommended oil for Honda Accord 2013 [Re: MJBigelow]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
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Originally Posted By: MJBigelow
Is synthetic oil mandatory or recommended for 2013 Honda Accord?

Pretty much mandatory since there are no 0w-20 mineral oils available.
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#2946858 - 03/21/13 03:23 PM Re: Recommended oil for Honda Accord 2013 [Re: MJBigelow]
Muskieteer Offline


Registered: 09/12/09
Posts: 91
Loc: Minnesota
I am going with PP 0w20 for my first change with a fram ultra. I looked at Mobil one, Kendall, mag1 also and may try them in the future. Are you planning on following the Honda maintience minder for changes? I have almost 10k so far and I am still at 30%.
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#2946876 - 03/21/13 03:37 PM Re: Recommended oil for Honda Accord 2013 [Re: MJBigelow]
Doog Offline


Registered: 10/24/11
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Loc: Ohio
Yes, mandatory. If you DIY be sure to keep a log with mileage recorded and receipts in case you have any warranty issues. Also, do not change the factory oil fill for at least 5000 miles.
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#2947026 - 03/21/13 05:49 PM Re: Recommended oil for Honda Accord 2013 [Re: Muskieteer]
Brybo86 Offline


Registered: 10/08/11
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muskie what does that FF currently look like?
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#2947123 - 03/21/13 07:44 PM Re: Recommended oil for Honda Accord 2013 [Re: MJBigelow]
ottotheclown Offline


Registered: 06/21/09
Posts: 2040
Loc: new york
Tell the stealer Honda makes a blend and here in NYC rip off city they charge $39. cool
Originally Posted By: MJBigelow
Is synthetic oil mandatory or recommended for 2013 Honda Accord? The dealer said it is the only kind they use.

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#2947145 - 03/21/13 08:08 PM Re: Recommended oil for Honda Accord 2013 [Re: MJBigelow]
tommygunn Offline


Registered: 01/27/11
Posts: 2542
Loc: usa
Synthetic is not mandatory.

There are a couple synthetic blends out there, such as Valvoline Durablend, Castrol GTX Synblend, and Honda 0w20 Blend.

Here is the 2013 Accord owners manual. Go to page 501.

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#2947151 - 03/21/13 08:16 PM Re: Recommended oil for Honda Accord 2013 [Re: MJBigelow]
wolfc70 Offline


Registered: 04/13/07
Posts: 360
Loc: Wisconsin
I am currently running the TGMO 0w-20. I have not noticed a difference over the Honda Semi-syn 0w-20. The 2013 is a DI engine, so I would use an oil that will hold up to some fuel dilution.
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#2947167 - 03/21/13 08:41 PM Re: Recommended oil for Honda Accord 2013 [Re: MJBigelow]
Artem Offline


Registered: 10/30/10
Posts: 4351
Loc: Florida
Synthetic oil can be had for so cheap (by buying it during a sale or clearance) that I don't understand why you wouldn't use it, along with a quality filter.
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#2947313 - 03/22/13 01:20 AM Re: Recommended oil for Honda Accord 2013 [Re: Brybo86]
Muskieteer Offline


Registered: 09/12/09
Posts: 91
Loc: Minnesota
The oil is dark brown but not black. I have 9700 miles and it is now at 20%. Probably going to change it out soon as the salesman said to change it at 15%. Also it has not burned a drop as far as i can tell.
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#2947334 - 03/22/13 03:17 AM Re: Recommended oil for Honda Accord 2013 [Re: MJBigelow]
Leonardo629 Offline


Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 220
Loc: So. Cal
I'm using TGMO 0W20 in my '13 EX-L 4cyl, I do notice slightly better MPG than when I was using PU 5W20.
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#2947355 - 03/22/13 04:57 AM Re: Recommended oil for Honda Accord 2013 [Re: MJBigelow]
Zako2 Offline


Registered: 04/09/12
Posts: 816
Loc: Texas
To be fair, I think most of us _don't know_. Certainly, the 0W20 oils mentioned are good. However, we don't know much about the Honda engines. I believe the 2013 engines are brand new, and there are two of them, the V6 and I4. The previous 2.4L I4 was exceptionally good, very easy on oil. You could run 8,000 mile OCI on conventional with it.

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#2947392 - 03/22/13 06:25 AM Re: Recommended oil for Honda Accord 2013 [Re: Zako2]
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Registered: 06/24/04
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Loc: North Carolina
Originally Posted By: Zako2
I believe the 2013 engines are brand new, and there are two of them, the V6 and I4. The previous 2.4L I4 was exceptionally good, very easy on oil. You could run 8,000 mile OCI on conventional with it.


The 2013 engines are essentially direct-injected versions of the previous engines. The I-4 is still a K-series 4-cylinder and the V-6 is still a J-series V-6. All of the good and bad that go along with that should still remain, for the most part.
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