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Wife got a brand new Fit...got oil ???s #4633065
01/12/18 10:16 PM
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malibuguy79 Offline OP
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Looking thru a Honda parts site...they sell Genuine Honda Full Synthetic 0w-20 for little under $7 a quart. And filters about $5.

Normally Id run Amsoil. As I did we her last new car (2013 Spark) and with my Yaris when I bought it new. I change out the oil at 1500miles to Amsoil Signiture and in case of the Yaris, Amsoil filter. (Spark I ran AC delco)

I am starting to think that may be overkill.

Is it a bad idea to just stick with all honda oil and filter especially since its a smidgen cheaper.


Greg...the exhaust guy
I have a 10 Yaris, 97 Tercel 1nzfe swap coming, 82 Malibu 1uzfe swap in progress, 84 Bonneville street/strip car
She has 18 Fit and 01 Forester
Re: Wife got a brand new Fit...got oil ???s [Re: malibuguy79] #4633066
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You can run any major brand of oil that meets the specs for your Honda. Congrats on the new Fit.


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Re: Wife got a brand new Fit...got oil ???s [Re: malibuguy79] #4633071
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Run 0w20 Pennzoil Platinum or Ultra Platinum and bring to dealership. You should get 3 free ones, just bring your oil.


15' Civic R18 200,090k 0w20 Redline/Archoil9200/TEIN/Eibach/Injen/Tanabe Sustec/Borla Exhaust!
Going for 238,900 milestone. My house to moon is 238,900 miles!
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Re: Wife got a brand new Fit...got oil ???s [Re: malibuguy79] #4633077
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If it was mine I'd use PP/Mobil 1 for the same price and a fram ultra. Your plan is good too.

Re: Wife got a brand new Fit...got oil ???s [Re: malibuguy79] #4633080
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Leave factory fill in for 5k. Has loads of moly and it would be a waste to drain too early. Go at least 3000.


15' Civic R18 200,090k 0w20 Redline/Archoil9200/TEIN/Eibach/Injen/Tanabe Sustec/Borla Exhaust!
Going for 238,900 milestone. My house to moon is 238,900 miles!
Son of a Navy Corpsman. Support veterans!


Re: Wife got a brand new Fit...got oil ???s [Re: malibuguy79] #4633083
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If anything, you definitely don't have to worry about warranty claims if you run Honda brand oil and Honda brand filters.

Re: Wife got a brand new Fit...got oil ???s [Re: malibuguy79] #4633087
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Honda says to leave the factory fill in for the full OCI suggested by the MM.

You can use any 0w20 with no problems. The OEM Honda filter is just a Fram orange can.

Re: Wife got a brand new Fit...got oil ???s [Re: malibuguy79] #4633091
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malibuguy79 Offline OP
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Wow thanks for the fast replies guys. I had no idea the FF was that good, but now it would make sense. Ill let it ride out.

I do all the work on our cars minus detailing (my friend does it)...I even told them to not wash it as I didn't want any dealer installed swirls in the paint LOL

I was already underneath the car today on the lift looking at everything and check the tire pressures (these cars ride very well for little tires) i thought the tires were low.

Last edited by malibuguy79; 01/12/18 11:11 PM.

Greg...the exhaust guy
I have a 10 Yaris, 97 Tercel 1nzfe swap coming, 82 Malibu 1uzfe swap in progress, 84 Bonneville street/strip car
She has 18 Fit and 01 Forester
Re: Wife got a brand new Fit...got oil ???s [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4633167
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I'm 100% sure the Honda Genuine oil filters are the exact same as Fram Tough Guard, NOT the Orange Fram extra guard. Because the Tough Guard is the silver can, with synthetic blend media and silicone anti-drain back valve, good for 10,000 miles


-1988 Honda Civic LX 215K miles. Switched to full synthetic oil with zero issue/leaks @ 200K
-2000 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3 Vortec RWD with 154K Previous owner (my cousin) strictly used Mobil 1 since new
Re: Wife got a brand new Fit...got oil ???s [Re: malibuguy79] #4633176
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The made in Japan Honda Fits have been factory filled with 0w16 since 2013.


It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that ain't so.

- mistakenly attributed to Mark Twain
Re: Wife got a brand new Fit...got oil ???s [Re: malibuguy79] #4633189
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Re: Wife got a brand new Fit...got oil ???s [Re: malibuguy79] #4633236
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Any low cost 5 or 0w20 oil.

Re: Wife got a brand new Fit...got oil ???s [Re: malibuguy79] #4633239
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malibuguy79 Offline OP
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Did not know of 0w-16. Pretty wild. Thanks for the info.

Ive bever been a fan of Fram filters, but OE is still OE. Great now I am mental debate about filters.


Greg...the exhaust guy
I have a 10 Yaris, 97 Tercel 1nzfe swap coming, 82 Malibu 1uzfe swap in progress, 84 Bonneville street/strip car
She has 18 Fit and 01 Forester
Re: Wife got a brand new Fit...got oil ???s [Re: Mr Nice] #4633241
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I also have a Fit, a little older than yours.

I have been using Mobil 1 0w30 AFE (advanced fuel economy) lately.

I have used 0w20, 0w30, 5w20 and 5w30.. fuel mileage has always hovered around the same with no clear winners.

Re: Wife got a brand new Fit...got oil ???s [Re: malibuguy79] #4633256
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The only "overkill" I see in your OP is that fact you may be using an Amsoil Oil Filter for such a few miles. That was my dilemma. I always change my oils at 5K but if I only use an Amsoil Oil Filter for 5K then I am probably wasting money. Then you figure you pay $10 more for one of the best oil filters out there. If I change my oil 4 times a year, I have spent $40 more for a super duper oil filter that gets minimum use.

Wow, $40 a year! I waste that much money on coffee in a month. So, I had a hard time deciding whether to stay with the Amsoil Filters or change. I then got to thinking that I could leave the Amsoil filter on for 10k and merely change my oil at 5K. Now THAT made sense to me. I did it one time and didn't feel good for 5K. I resolved my "problem" by going to the OEM Dealer Oil Filter and doing my synthetic oil change every 5K.

I am now at peace. At least until the next oil change...

It is not a bad idea to use Honda oil and Honda oil filter. Perfectly acceptable. The question is, "Can you leave Amsoil and still feel good about how your new car is being taken care of?" You are the only person that can answer that question.


'98 LEX LS400 280K
'00 LEX GS300 195K
'02 4Runner 225K
'05 Lex LS430 85K
'06 Toyota Highlander 145K
'09 Lex IS350 85K
'07 Lex GX470 60K
Amsoil in all engines, transmissions and differentials

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