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#4665200 - 02/13/18 08:20 PM 2012 honda accord
Bullwinkle007 Offline


Registered: 02/12/18
Posts: 124
Loc: California
hey guys
i drive a 2012 honda accord with a 4cyl K series engine. honda calls for 0/20. the car has 117k on the clock, im seeing some oil burn, in between changes. i change the oil every 5-6500 miles. i live in CA so i dont see any colder temps than 20F. what do you guys think of switching oil weight from 0/20 to either a 0/20 or straight 5-30. i currently use lots of different oils, ive tried PP, castrol edge, RP, havoline pro DS, and currently valvoline syn power. out of all these oils, i like valvoline syn power the most, seems to run the smoothest. the car is also a 5sp manual, i run use Redline MTL in the trans, which is a 75/80wt, same as honda man trans fluid. it shifts like butter with the redline.

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#4665211 - 02/13/18 08:27 PM Re: 2012 honda accord [Re: Bullwinkle007]
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Registered: 03/02/13
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Loc: The Midwest
How much oil are you consuming?
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#4665214 - 02/13/18 08:31 PM Re: 2012 honda accord [Re: Bullwinkle007]
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Registered: 01/01/13
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I vote 10w-30 in your climate. Or go to a good A3/B4. Your fuel economy won’t budge.
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#4665215 - 02/13/18 08:31 PM Re: 2012 honda accord [Re: Bullwinkle007]
SubieRubyRoo Offline


Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 873
Loc: Winchester, Indiana
Have you ever considered that some of your oil "burn" could really just be consumption because you are massively mixing formulations by your musical oil brands? Not bashing, just saying use something that works and get a baseline first unless you have clouds of blue smoke out the pipe like a 90's Chrysler product.

Valvoline full syn with MaxLife or PPHM depending on your OCI. Hondas (other than J35s) are typically fairly easy on oil, so if you are 5k or less go with one of the dino HM oils to save some cash.

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#4665222 - 02/13/18 08:40 PM Re: 2012 honda accord [Re: Bullwinkle007]
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Registered: 07/27/13
Posts: 2018
Loc: Outer Banks, NC
As mentioned above, consumption can come from frequently changing oil brands. If you like Synpower, use it in a 5w-20 for two straight oil changes and see if the consumption is less. Also a new PCV valve wouldn't hurt.
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#4665236 - 02/13/18 08:48 PM Re: 2012 honda accord [Re: skyactiv]
Bullwinkle007 Offline


Registered: 02/12/18
Posts: 124
Loc: California
1qt in 6000 miles

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#4665238 - 02/13/18 08:49 PM Re: 2012 honda accord [Re: SubieRubyRoo]
Bullwinkle007 Offline


Registered: 02/12/18
Posts: 124
Loc: California
this is a K series engine

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#4665241 - 02/13/18 08:51 PM Re: 2012 honda accord [Re: Bullwinkle007]
dbias Offline


Registered: 12/24/14
Posts: 120
Loc: USA
Did your model fall under the sticking rings warranty extension? I haven't owned my 2010 for over 3 years and still occasionally get updates on it. Fwiw I used Mobil 1 5w-20 from day one and sold it at 90k miles and it never used a drop of oil.
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#4665248 - 02/13/18 08:55 PM Re: 2012 honda accord [Re: SubieRubyRoo]
Bullwinkle007 Offline


Registered: 02/12/18
Posts: 124
Loc: California
anything o/20 is semi or full syn, dino oil is 5/20 and up, i will take your advise and stick with valvoline and try 5/20 on the next change, i purchased the car used with 76k on the clock, on the inside of the vlave cover its super clean, so the previous owner did change the oil at least

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#4665251 - 02/13/18 08:58 PM Re: 2012 honda accord [Re: Bullwinkle007]
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Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 17930
Loc: South Texas,USA
You could do what the Australians do. This is for the K24Z3 that's in my EX-L:

http://www.shell.com.au/motorists/oils-l...zJmNmd5M2EyT04=

Accord 2.4i (K24Z3) (Accord Euro) (P) (2008-2015)

Application Recommendation Capacity (ltr) Data Sheets
Engine (P) Helix Ultra 5W-40 4.2

If you have the LX which has the K24Z2,Shell Australia specs 5W30.
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#4665252 - 02/13/18 08:59 PM Re: 2012 honda accord [Re: Bullwinkle007]
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Registered: 12/30/06
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Loc: South Texas,USA
Or you could try a high mileage 0W20 like PPHM or ML.
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#4665297 - 02/13/18 09:40 PM Re: 2012 honda accord [Re: aquariuscsm]
Bullwinkle007 Offline


Registered: 02/12/18
Posts: 124
Loc: California
i have the LX-p model,

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#4665317 - 02/13/18 09:53 PM Re: 2012 honda accord [Re: Bullwinkle007]
gabriel9766 Offline


Registered: 05/10/15
Posts: 933
Loc: Missouri
Originally Posted By: Bullwinkle007
1qt in 6000 miles
1Q in 6k is nothing.
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#4665320 - 02/13/18 09:54 PM Re: 2012 honda accord [Re: Bullwinkle007]
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Registered: 02/25/14
Posts: 1962
Loc: Deplorable in KS/ fly over
Try Quaker State Full Synthetic 5w30. Mix it with QS HM 5w30 if you get in trouble. Wouldn't hesitate to use Liquimoly Motor Oil Saver LM 2020 and LM 2009 together. Sounds like rings. Check pcv valve.
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#4665328 - 02/13/18 10:11 PM Re: 2012 honda accord [Re: Bullwinkle007]
Bullwinkle007 Offline


Registered: 02/12/18
Posts: 124
Loc: California
its interesting that they call for 0-20 in the us, but in japan and AU, they use 5/40 or 5/30

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