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Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic #4946781
12/08/18 05:56 PM
12/08/18 05:56 PM
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Wilmington, NC
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Miles on Civic- 524,636
Miles on oil - 14,198
Amsoil 0W-30 AZO
Amsoil EAo36 oil filter
Twin Filtermag CT3.2 magnetic oil filters
Dimple magnetic oil drain plug
5 ozs Liquimoly
47 ozs make up oil

Blackstone Labs; We're still tracking the possibility of a coolant leak for your Civic, and the increase in Potassium suggests it's
getting worse. Sodium hasn't increased much, but you'll want to keep and eye out on your end in case the coolant
level is getting low on you. Copper increased enough to mark too, but 6 ppm isn't really a lot of brass/bronze wear in the
grand scheme of things, so that's just to watch now too. The TBN came back OK at 2.6, and the PCread
17/16/14. WEsuggest cutting back to 10kK miles again because of the

Code
[/code]
Aluminum----------------4-------------------------------------------------4 universal average based on a 3,600 mile OCI
Chromium----------------1-------------------------------------------------1
Iron-------------------------20------------------------------------------------9
Copper--------------------6--------------------------------------------------3
Lead------------------------3-------------------------------------------------2
Tin--------------------------0--------------------------------------------------1
Molybdenum-------------325-----------------------------------------------85
Nickel-----------------------0--------------------------------------------------0
Manganese----------------0--------------------------------------------------0
Silver------------------------0--------------------------------------------------0
Titanium--------------------0--------------------------------------------------1
Potassium-----------------90-------------------------------------------------4
Boron------------------------40------------------------------------------------50
Silicon------------------------19-----------------------------------------------11
Sodium-----------------------22-----------------------------------------------43
Calcium----------------------1248---------------------------------------------2135
Magnesium------------------750-----------------------------------------------151
Phosphorus-----------------784-----------------------------------------------713
Zinc----------------------------823-----------------------------------------------833
Barium------------------------0---------------------------------------------------0
[code]


SUS Viscosity @ 210 F--------------------------66.7---------------------------------------------------57-67 (value should be)
cSt Viscosity @ 100 C----------------------------12.06--------------------------------------------------9.4-12.4
Flashpoint in F---------------------------------------390---------------------------------------------------->385
Fuel%---------------------------------------------------<0.5--------------------------------------------------<2.0
Antifreeze %--------------------------------------------POS-------------------------------------------------0.0
Water %--------------------------------------------------0.0---------------------------------------------------<0.1
Insolubles %--------------------------------------------0.3----------------------------------------------------<0.6
TBN-------------------------------------------------------2.6---------------------------------------------------->1.0

Particle counts for ISO oil cleanliness code 17/16/14;

>= 2 microns---1,818 particles
>= 5---------------673
>= 10-------------186
>= 15-------------72
>=25--------------17
>=50--------------1
>=100------------0

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4946797
12/08/18 06:38 PM
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snow and sun
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Looks fine if you want to milk it along. I’m sure a me head gasket would cure the problem.

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4946818
12/08/18 07:23 PM
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Wow! Nice mileage harry j.

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4946969
12/08/18 11:12 PM
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How this Civic is still going is beyond me. Lol.


2014 Mazda 3 Hatch 2.0L & 6spd - Idemitsu 0w20 Synthetic @ $0.75 a quart. (thanks Advance Auto Parts for the awesome deal)
Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4947013
12/09/18 01:11 AM
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I thought Honda's usually push combustion into the coolant when the HG goes.



edit: just read the other thread. disregard my comment. Maybe you have a slightly porous head casting and a bit of coolant seeps though somewhere.

Last edited by Gasbuggy; 12/09/18 01:25 AM.

Cadillac CTS-V 6.2L 10w30PP
Volvo P1800 5w30 Euro L
LR Series III 10w40 VWB
76' 300D Edge 0w40
02 Yukon 10w30 PP
10 Charger Pursuit 5.7L
95 Accord - 386k. Mobil 2 RIP
Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4947068
12/09/18 07:53 AM
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Ok wow. I have not even looked at your report. Lol, I do not even need to look at your report when I see a 1993 Honda civic with 524,636 miles on it. That is one car that is not trying to die.

Kudos to you and that car. You have kept it well and it has treated you good.

Do you have pictures of this car and the odometer? I would love to see it. Feel free to share some pictures, if you do not mind.

Man, I hope you can keep on maintaining this car and it keeps on going even to past 600,000! Great job!

I have a 2008 Nissan Maxima with 243,600 on odometer. My main goal is I hope the car can last atleast past 300,000 miles. Then it can die after that and I will be fine. But I am not just ignoring this car to let it die. I will keep on doing my Maxima right and taking good care of it until it becomes expensive to maintain it.

Till then, I say keep on driving that Civic as I do mine. I love seeing people keep a car that has a lot of miles and still using the car often.


2012 Infiniti QX56. 133,000 miles. Using a larger filter (K&N Hp-4001) with 0W20.
2008 Nissan Maxima. 245,000 miles. Using 5w30 with stock filter.
Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4948354
12/10/18 04:35 PM
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The lighting is too poor to take an odo picture, here's one of the front.

IMG_0024[1].JPG
Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4948356
12/10/18 04:36 PM
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here's an old photo of the engine bay

IMG_0021[1].JPG
Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4948358
12/10/18 04:39 PM
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side view

IMG_0023[1].JPG
Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4948392
12/10/18 05:34 PM
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Thanks for the pictures. That car looks clean. Whenever you have time and the lighting is better, I would truly love that picture of the odometer showing us those miles. Any day you have time. No rush.

The Civic is just simple and straight to the point. Just like I thought it would look like. Just plain simple. That thing should definitely be able to reach atleast 600,000 in its lifetime.

keep on trucking! And thanks for sharing.


2012 Infiniti QX56. 133,000 miles. Using a larger filter (K&N Hp-4001) with 0W20.
2008 Nissan Maxima. 245,000 miles. Using 5w30 with stock filter.
Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4948485
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Looks great and the UOA needs improvement. But the engine is at an age and mileage maybe nothing can be done to curb the coolant from entering the oil.


make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
don't use.
Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4948538
12/10/18 08:41 PM
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ON, Canada eh?
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I would take one of those Civic's in a heartbeat. Miss those things.


'18 Dodge Grand Caravan GT - 25k KM - AMSOIL SS 0w20

Fear 20wt oils if you want your engine to last. smirk2
Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4948628
12/10/18 10:23 PM
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I'd take a couple runs with 10/30 maybe even try a dino.


16 Civic Coupe Touring 38k
640:1 TCW-3 E091
Edge 0/40 XG7317
Firehawk Indy 500

06 4Runner SR5 146k
640:1 TCW-3
PP 5/30 XG3614
Falken Wildpeak AT3W
Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4949523
12/11/18 11:31 PM
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present miles

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Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4951603
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thumbsup Checking in like I do every time this comes up...


I use the overseas owner's manual to choose my oil.

Using AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 143k, SS 5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 51k, OE 5w30/Wix

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