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High Mileage oil #4578128
11/18/17 04:55 PM
11/18/17 04:55 PM
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Royal Oak MI.
mrjlube Offline OP
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My civic has 170,000 miles and been on a steady diet of 5w20 Quaker state green bottle. Recently developed a small oil leak,or really a seep. I was thinking of switching the oil to a higher mileage type. Think I should stay brand loyal with quaker state and try there HM,or do you all recommend another choice? Thanks for your time everyone. Hope you all enjoy your weekend!


2017 Ford Escape ...ValvolineSynthetic 5w20

2009 kymco xciting 500...amsoil scooter oil...10w40

2001 Honda civic 5 speed 1.7.....Valvoline Maxlife 5w30
Re: High Mileage oil [Re: mrjlube] #4578129
11/18/17 04:57 PM
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QSHM is fine, as is Pennzoil HM, M1 HM, VML HM and any others. If you want to stay brand loyal, the QSHM will suit you just fine. Otherwise, just go with whatever is on sale.

Re: High Mileage oil [Re: mrjlube] #4578134
11/18/17 05:09 PM
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Soviet State of Washington
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The Quaker State will be just fine for your Civic. One opinion I read on here quite a bit is that if this is a valve cover gasket the better option is to replace. If we are talking a rear main seal or something that is involved, the the high mileage oils are a good interim fix.


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Re: High Mileage oil [Re: mrjlube] #4578145
11/18/17 05:29 PM
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QSHM 5w-30 50% QSHM 5W-20,,,Might help, oil will be just a bit thicker.

I have used liqi-moly motor oil saver add. with good results fwiw.

with those miles maybe a full sump of QSHM 5w-30 would be better.

Last edited by hyperscion; 11/18/17 05:34 PM.
Re: High Mileage oil [Re: mrjlube] #4578158
11/18/17 05:43 PM
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mrjlube Offline OP
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Appears to be oil pan? Thanks for your input...I will grab some QSHM. Car runs great,no rust. I will try a few oci's of the HM before pulling the pan. Now you got me thinking...5w20 or 5w30? Been on 5w20 all its life so far?


2017 Ford Escape ...ValvolineSynthetic 5w20

2009 kymco xciting 500...amsoil scooter oil...10w40

2001 Honda civic 5 speed 1.7.....Valvoline Maxlife 5w30
Re: High Mileage oil [Re: mrjlube] #4578160
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Originally Posted By: mrjlube
Appears to be oil pan? Thanks for your input...I will grab some QSHM. Car runs great,no rust. I will try a few oci's of the HM before pulling the pan. Now you got me thinking...5w20 or 5w30? Been on 5w20 all its life so far?


If it's not burning or using any oil and is just a small leak, I'd use 5w-20 QSHM, usually available at Walmart.


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2013 Honda Accord LX, 58K
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Re: High Mileage oil [Re: mrjlube] #4578198
11/18/17 06:44 PM
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And if you haven't already used it for your QSAD, there's a $5 MIR on QSHM up to $21 (so 4 5qt jugs)


2008 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0 117k
4qt Imeditsu 0w-20, 1/2qt Mobil SS 5w-20 Fram HM

2003 Buick Century 107k
4.5q Havoline 5w-30 HM Fram XG

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