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2012 honda accord #4665200
02/13/18 09:20 PM
02/13/18 09:20 PM
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Bullwinkle007 Offline OP
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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.

Re: 2012 honda accord [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4665211
02/13/18 09:27 PM
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How much oil are you consuming?


Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual
Re: 2012 honda accord [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4665214
02/13/18 09:31 PM
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I vote 10w-30 in your climate. Or go to a good A3/B4. Your fuel economy wont budge.


03 Honda Interceptor
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12 Ford E450
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Re: 2012 honda accord [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4665215
02/13/18 09:31 PM
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The land of USA-made Subies!
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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.

Re: 2012 honda accord [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4665222
02/13/18 09:40 PM
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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.


2017 Honda Odyssey SE, 16K
2013 Honda Accord LX, 58K
2007 Honda Ridgeline RTS, 88K
2007 Infiniti M35, 107K
Re: 2012 honda accord [Re: skyactiv] #4665236
02/13/18 09:48 PM
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Bullwinkle007 Offline OP
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1qt in 6000 miles

Re: 2012 honda accord [Re: SubieRubyRoo] #4665238
02/13/18 09:49 PM
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Bullwinkle007 Offline OP
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this is a K series engine

Re: 2012 honda accord [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4665241
02/13/18 09:51 PM
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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.


2011 VW JETTA Castrol Edge 0W-40
2012 FORD TRANSIT CONNECT Castrol Edge 5W-20
2016 HONDA CIVIC COUPE Castrol Edge 0W-20
2017 AUDI A4 Ravenol SSL 0W-40
Re: 2012 honda accord [Re: SubieRubyRoo] #4665248
02/13/18 09:55 PM
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Bullwinkle007 Offline OP
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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

Re: 2012 honda accord [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4665251
02/13/18 09:58 PM
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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.


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: 2012 honda accord [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4665252
02/13/18 09:59 PM
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Or you could try a high mileage 0W20 like PPHM or ML.


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: 2012 honda accord [Re: aquariuscsm] #4665297
02/13/18 10:40 PM
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California
Bullwinkle007 Offline OP
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i have the LX-p model,

Re: 2012 honda accord [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4665317
02/13/18 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted By: Bullwinkle007
1qt in 6000 miles
1Q in 6k is nothing.


2015 Malibu LT 2.5L PPPP 0w20 46.1K
2007 Escape XLT 3.0L 5Q STHM 5w30/1Q MC full syn 5W20 115K
2010 Fusion SE 2.5L MC 0w20 110K
2008 Escape XLT 2.3L MC 5w30 187K
2007 Fusion SE 2.3L- 173.5K STHM 0W20
Re: 2012 honda accord [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4665320
02/13/18 10:54 PM
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Kansan,1911 45ACP fan
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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.


15' Civic R18Z1 189k.0w20 Redline/Archoil9200,Eibach,Tanabe&Tein Suspension/Borla Exhaust/XG7317
Right to work state proud.
Re: 2012 honda accord [Re: Bullwinkle007] #4665328
02/13/18 11:11 PM
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California
Bullwinkle007 Offline OP
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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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