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Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4982448
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You know there is a rivalry between us on who will take their civic farther in mileage. You got more but I got more faster thumbsup I use the Greddy so it's got a SCCA certified. I think Skunk2 makes a set too. I thought about going to redline 0w30 but first I need to at least upgrade the valves and springs and add a small turbo or 35nos before I go up another weight. Happy Honda Days!!!!


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Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4983171
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It's been 3,000 miles now since the Barr's anti-leak tabs were introduced to the cooling system.

The overflow bucket remains at the full mark.

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: Marco620] #4983172
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Originally Posted by Marco620
You know there is a rivalry between us on who will take their civic farther in mileage. You got more but I got more faster thumbsup I use the Greddy so it's got a SCCA certified. I think Skunk2 makes a set too. I thought about going to redline 0w30 but first I need to at least upgrade the valves and springs and add a small turbo or 35nos before I go up another weight. Happy Honda Days!!!!



Tell me more Marco620.

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: jimbrewer] #4984919
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Originally Posted by jimbrewer
The OP did what I didn’t do: He took care of the cosmetics of the car as well as the mechanicals.

Easing along down the highway in a rolling dung heap with a purring engine is a mixed pleasure at best.



jimbrewer, I always get a good laugh when I read your comment about the rolling dung heap LOL

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: StevieC] #4992981
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Originally Posted by StevieC
That's a seriously clean engine bay for a daily driver... Kudo's



Thanks StevieC, you have inspired me to redouble my effrorts, I will post a photo if you like. 533,000 miles

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #5005266
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I like a clean machine

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Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #5007584
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The photo above should have read, valve adjustment. Only one intake valve was a little tight, all the others were OK.

I read somewhere that as an engine gets older, there is less of a need to adjust the solid lifters.

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #5007677
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ON, Canada eh?
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cheers


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'06 Santa Fe - 535k KM (Retired)

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Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: StevieC] #5008231
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thumbsup

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #5013367
02/16/19 06:45 PM
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Miles on Civic--534,093
Miles on oil-----9,457
Amsoil 0W-30 AZO
Code
[/code]
Amsoil EaO36 oil filter
Twin Filtermag CT3.2's
Dimple magnetic oil drain plug
5ozs LiquiMoly
41 ozs makeup oil

Blackstone Labs; The Particle Counts read a bit cleaner this time, at 15/14/12. Maybe that's because this was a shorter oil change,
though you had a sample with just under 10,000 miles on it with a higher PC. Maybe you did something different with filtration. In any
case, this is a good PC reading. Wear looks great too. We're still seeing potassium, and silicon is higher, though neither one seems
to be causing any wear problems. We're not sure if potassium is coolant or not, but if it is, some engines can go ages without that ever
developing into a full-blown issue. Check back

[code]

Aluminum------2-----------------4 (universal average based on 3,500 mile OCI)
Chromium-----1------------------1
Iron--------------17----------------9
Copper----------4-----------------3
Lead--------------2----------------2
Tin----------------0-----------------1
Molybdenum---332--------------85
Nickel------------0-----------------0
Manganese-----0-----------------0
Silver--------------0----------------0
Titanium----------0-----------------1
Potassium--------54--------------4
Boron--------------50--------------51
Silicon--------------47-------------121
Sodium-------------16--------------43
Calcium------------1466-----------2132
Magnesium--------937------------154
Phosphorus--------888------------714
Zinc-------------------996-----------833
Barium---------------0----------------0
[code][/code]

SUS Viscosity @ 210F---------63------------------------57-67(values should be)
cST Viscosity @ 100C----------11.07--------------------9.4-12.4
Flashpoint in F---------------------385--------------------->385
Fuel %--------------------------------trace-------------------<2.0
Antifreeze %-------------------------?------------------------0.0
Water %--------------------------------0.0--------------------<0.1
Insolubles %--------------------------0.3--------------------<0.6
TBN-------------------------------------2.9-------------------->1.0

Particle counts for ISO code 15/14/12;
>=2 microns----------454
>=5----------------------168
>=10--------------------46
>=15--------------------18
>=25--------------------4
>=50--------------------0
>=100------------------0

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Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #5013376
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Thanks thumbsup


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Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #5013507
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StevieC, you're welcome.

I just wanted to note that the copper level dropped from 6ppm to 4ppm. I didn't use any Techron fuel system cleaner this time.

The high silicon level is probably due to the valve adjustment that I had done recently.

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #5013510
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the Silicon level for the universal average should have been 11, not the121 shown in the above OCI report.

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #5013639
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Originally Posted by harry j
the Silicon level for the universal average should have been 11, not the121 shown in the above OCI report.



It seems it's not affecting iron wear which is the important part. Your still within the safe OCI zone at 15K.


make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
don't use.
Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #5021796
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861,000 kilometers and still going strong.

Antifreeze overflow bucket remains at full level.

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