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Help me pick oil :) #4806911
07/06/18 03:35 PM
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maverickfhs Offline OP
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So planning to do an oil change in TSX and Civic.

TSX sees highway runs everyday and OCI is 5K-6K or OLM, will either use PP 5W30 or maybe Castrol blend of 5W30. Have PP Euro for TDI in 5W30 too, torn on it.

Civic sees a lot of short tripping, but at least once a week long highway runs, thinking to use conventional 5W20 for 5K OCI. Have RP, M1, Magnatec, Edge, Havoline and Valvoline synthetic blend - all from AZ sale in 5W20, 10W30, 5W30 or 0W20.

What's your suggestion? smile


2006 Civic EX 202K/AT
2006 Acura TSX 180K/AT
Re: Help me pick oil :) [Re: maverickfhs] #4806919
07/06/18 03:43 PM
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5w30 for both rides.. Castrol Mobil Valvoline,Quaker state you choose doesn't matter pickup in bulk whatever is on sale.


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Re: Help me pick oil :) [Re: maverickfhs] #4806936
07/06/18 03:57 PM
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The land of USA-made Subies!
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2nd on 5w30 for both, especially in VA, but I'd stick with PP for both, because I'm a fan. Realistically, any of the big name brands will likely perform so similarly if you sent in blind UOAs you'd never be able to tell the difference (but the highest iron would be on Mobil 1) smile

In all seriousness, there's no real difference. Your engines will all run for a very, very long time and any failures will not be due solely to engine oil. There will be some other failure that no oil could prevent.

Re: Help me pick oil :) [Re: maverickfhs] #4806946
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Valvoline conventional 5w-20 for 5k intervals


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Re: Help me pick oil :) [Re: maverickfhs] #4806971
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Chevron as well for 5-6k


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Re: Help me pick oil :) [Re: maverickfhs] #4807035
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Heres a tool to help you decide:
https://www.miniwebtool.com/random-picker/


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Re: Help me pick oil :) [Re: maverickfhs] #4807057
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You’re in Virginia. Cheapest 10W30 on sale for both.

Re: Help me pick oil :) [Re: maverickfhs] #4807065
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I do a lot short trips in my truck (work is less than 2 mins). Which ive noticed different in “warm up” time between 5w20 vs 5w30. I decided to stick 5w20 (which what Ford recommended.) Id run whatever its on sale and WIX filter.


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Re: Help me pick oil :) [Re: maverickfhs] #4807118
07/06/18 08:22 PM
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andyd Offline
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Thing is, what ever you do ,it will be fine. Oil is so good, you can't make a truly bad choice


'16 Camry LE STP synth 0w20 and STP filter. the Fridge

1994 Ranger ,the Rat, 5w30 dino, STP filter

'16 Camry SE, Valvoline HM 0w20 and OEM filter
Thick oil is better grin2
Re: Help me pick oil :) [Re: maverickfhs] #4807127
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maverickfhs Offline OP
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All done, did a D&F on ATF with DW1 and for Civic used Valvoline 5W20 conventional and for TSX, Castrol GTX 5W30 and Havoline 5W30.

All is good smile


2006 Civic EX 202K/AT
2006 Acura TSX 180K/AT
Re: Help me pick oil :) [Re: maverickfhs] #4807137
07/06/18 08:53 PM
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South Florida
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On the short tripping Civic, I would use 5W20. The oil will always be too thick on a short trip, having never reached operating temp.


17 Chrysler Pacifica Mobil 1 5W30
13 Yamaha XT250 Valv MC 10W40
12 Suzuki S40 Rotella 15W40
10 Acura TSX 2.4 PZL Plat 5W30
06 GMC Sierra Nextgen 10W30


Re: Help me pick oil :) [Re: maverickfhs] #4807139
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maverickfhs Offline OP
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Yes, Civic has 5W20 Valvoline conventional.


2006 Civic EX 202K/AT
2006 Acura TSX 180K/AT

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