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#4806911 - 07/06/18 03:35 PM Help me pick oil :)
maverickfhs Offline


Registered: 12/28/16
Posts: 2066
Loc: VA
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
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#4806919 - 07/06/18 03:43 PM Re: Help me pick oil :) [Re: maverickfhs]
mx5miata Offline


Registered: 03/28/10
Posts: 549
Loc: NY
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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#4806936 - 07/06/18 03:57 PM Re: Help me pick oil :) [Re: maverickfhs]
SubieRubyRoo Offline


Registered: 05/14/12
Posts: 1232
Loc: Winchester, Indiana
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.

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#4806946 - 07/06/18 04:17 PM Re: Help me pick oil :) [Re: maverickfhs]
Rat407 Offline


Registered: 12/13/02
Posts: 1495
Loc: North Carolina
Valvoline conventional 5w-20 for 5k intervals
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#4806971 - 07/06/18 04:55 PM Re: Help me pick oil :) [Re: maverickfhs]
Zee09 Offline


Registered: 05/05/18
Posts: 467
Loc: Tri State Conservative
Chevron as well for 5-6k
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#4807035 - 07/06/18 06:05 PM Re: Help me pick oil :) [Re: maverickfhs]
skyactiv Online   content


Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4488
Loc: The Midwest
Heres a tool to help you decide:
https://www.miniwebtool.com/random-picker/
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#4807057 - 07/06/18 06:37 PM Re: Help me pick oil :) [Re: maverickfhs]
K23Turbo Offline


Registered: 02/05/09
Posts: 225
Loc: Pennsylvania
You’re in Virginia. Cheapest 10W30 on sale for both.

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#4807065 - 07/06/18 06:48 PM Re: Help me pick oil :) [Re: maverickfhs]
s2krunner Offline


Registered: 10/14/10
Posts: 99
Loc: TX
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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#4807118 - 07/06/18 08:22 PM Re: Help me pick oil :) [Re: maverickfhs]
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Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 7262
Loc: Marshfield , MA
Thing is, what ever you do ,it will be fine. Oil is so good, you can't make a truly bad choice
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#4807127 - 07/06/18 08:35 PM Re: Help me pick oil :) [Re: maverickfhs]
maverickfhs Offline


Registered: 12/28/16
Posts: 2066
Loc: VA
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
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#4807137 - 07/06/18 08:53 PM Re: Help me pick oil :) [Re: maverickfhs]
bubbatime Offline


Registered: 03/18/08
Posts: 5722
Loc: South Florida
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.
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#4807139 - 07/06/18 08:54 PM Re: Help me pick oil :) [Re: maverickfhs]
maverickfhs Offline


Registered: 12/28/16
Posts: 2066
Loc: VA
Yes, Civic has 5W20 Valvoline conventional.
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