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oil change today for the Accord #4655043
02/03/18 05:03 PM
02/03/18 05:03 PM
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WNY
redhat Offline OP
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Changed the oil today in the Accord. 2009 4-door LX 5-speed sedan.

Out went a mix of 0W-20 and 5W-30 NAPA Synthetic and a Wix 57356.

In went 5W-30 Valvoline Full Synthetic with Maxlife Tech. Or the old MaxLife Synpower whatever and a Fram Ultra XG7317.

Car runs as it should. Never used MaxLife or Synthetic MaxLife oil before, only the ATF. The oil stinks as much as the trans fluid does.

That is all.

Last edited by redhat; 02/03/18 05:05 PM.

17 Taurus Limited AWD - MCSB 5W-20 FL500S, 10k
14 Civic EX Coupe - NAPA Syn 0W-20 WIX 57356, 63k
09 Accord Sedan 5MT - Traveler 15W-40 XG7317, 151k
87 Regal Limited - Carb 5.3 LM7 20W-50 VR1 WIX 51042
Re: oil change today for the Accord [Re: redhat] #4655050
02/03/18 05:12 PM
02/03/18 05:12 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 97
NE SC and Coastal SC
AntiMatic Offline
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NE SC and Coastal SC
Have the same car as you, as an LX-P. Really like it: 16k miles. I need to drive it more.


72 Cutlass 350 4 speed
09 Accord 5 speed
08 Civic 5 speed
11 BMW Z4 6 speed
07 VTX 1300 5 speed
08 GoldWing 5 speed
Re: oil change today for the Accord [Re: AntiMatic] #4655063
02/03/18 05:22 PM
02/03/18 05:22 PM
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Posts: 5,685
Champlain/Hudson Valley
Kira Offline
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
WHAT (horrified), you didn't rotate the tires, clean and lube the glide pins, test the coolant, load test the battery and clean the posts, empty the ashtray, change the pollen filter, oil the radio antenna, lube the door locks, check the bulbs, whisk the headliner, check the spare......

What do you think we're running here?

Re: oil change today for the Accord [Re: redhat] #4655067
02/03/18 05:29 PM
02/03/18 05:29 PM
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Posts: 279
Georgia
Charlie2015 Offline
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Georgia
Originally Posted By: redhat
Car runs as it should. Never used MaxLife or Synthetic MaxLife oil before, only the ATF. The oil stinks as much as the trans fluid does.


The ATF smells much more strongly than the oil - especially the used ATF - it stinks to high heavens.


1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Auto
2009 Scion TC Manual
Re: oil change today for the Accord [Re: Kira] #4655074
02/03/18 05:37 PM
02/03/18 05:37 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 953
Rio Rancho, NM
Pajero Offline
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Rio Rancho, NM
Originally Posted By: Kira
WHAT (horrified), you didn't rotate the tires, clean and lube the glide pins, test the coolant, load test the battery and clean the posts, empty the ashtray, change the pollen filter, oil the radio antenna, lube the door locks, check the bulbs, whisk the headliner, check the spare......

What do you think we're running here?


I didn't know about oiling the antenna. Oh no,......lol



Respectfully,

Pajero!


Always remember "Planned obsolescence."

1994 Montero SR 3.5 DOHC, 133,xxx
Fram Ultra/ Snorkel with Pre-filter
K-9-Co-pilot
Re: oil change today for the Accord [Re: redhat] #4655090
02/03/18 05:47 PM
02/03/18 05:47 PM
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Posts: 12,031
Middlesex County CT
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Seem to remember the OP lives near buffalo.

He should be lauded for his courage to do ANY maintenance this 3-feb.


2004 Prius; 97K ML Syn 5W-30
2007 Yaris 71K 0w-40 Castrol
2006 B2300;130K;ALM


Was driving an ox cart; Now on the USS Enterprise
Re: oil change today for the Accord [Re: redhat] #4655096
02/03/18 05:52 PM
02/03/18 05:52 PM
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Posts: 18,644
Dallas,Tx USA
aquariuscsm Offline
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Dallas,Tx USA
Does the 5W30 bog it down at all vs the spec 5W20?


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 5W20

Re: oil change today for the Accord [Re: aquariuscsm] #4655786
02/04/18 12:21 PM
02/04/18 12:21 PM
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WNY
redhat Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm
Does the 5W30 bog it down at all vs the spec 5W20?


No not at all. And I honestly cannot tell any fuel economy differences. FWIW, about a year ago I had also been running Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 and 0W-40 with absolutely no ill effects. I stopped using that for the sole fact it has gotten increasingly expensive and only comes in gallons.


17 Taurus Limited AWD - MCSB 5W-20 FL500S, 10k
14 Civic EX Coupe - NAPA Syn 0W-20 WIX 57356, 63k
09 Accord Sedan 5MT - Traveler 15W-40 XG7317, 151k
87 Regal Limited - Carb 5.3 LM7 20W-50 VR1 WIX 51042
Re: oil change today for the Accord [Re: simple_gifts] #4655787
02/04/18 12:22 PM
02/04/18 12:22 PM
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WNY
redhat Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: simple_gifts
Seem to remember the OP lives near buffalo.

He should be lauded for his courage to do ANY maintenance this 3-feb.


It is a touch cold out there, fortunately I had a warm garage. But melting snow and ice is still annoying.


17 Taurus Limited AWD - MCSB 5W-20 FL500S, 10k
14 Civic EX Coupe - NAPA Syn 0W-20 WIX 57356, 63k
09 Accord Sedan 5MT - Traveler 15W-40 XG7317, 151k
87 Regal Limited - Carb 5.3 LM7 20W-50 VR1 WIX 51042
Re: oil change today for the Accord [Re: AntiMatic] #4655794
02/04/18 12:26 PM
02/04/18 12:26 PM
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redhat Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: AntiMatic
Have the same car as you, as an LX-P. Really like it: 16k miles. I need to drive it more.


Yes, to be completely honest, they are very nice cars. They're really getting to the point where they're common on a lot of used car lots... and I think they're probably to the point of being some people's first cars. Really over the course of ~140k miles, the car has been nothing but reliable and has only had stupid maintenance or VERY preemptive maintenance items serviced.

At this point this car owes me nothing, fully paid off, and has been beaten on daily. If a motor goes, i'll rebuild or throw a junkyard motor in. Even if I do get another car as I've talked, I'll probably keep this one around as a backup or just to keep it and put around on the weekend. Someone once said, there's never a time where you don't have room for an older Honda Accord.


17 Taurus Limited AWD - MCSB 5W-20 FL500S, 10k
14 Civic EX Coupe - NAPA Syn 0W-20 WIX 57356, 63k
09 Accord Sedan 5MT - Traveler 15W-40 XG7317, 151k
87 Regal Limited - Carb 5.3 LM7 20W-50 VR1 WIX 51042

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