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Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #5077692 04/17/19 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by JohnnyJohnson
Originally Posted by bgm6881
Wow! I guess my next commuter car will be a Honda. Those miles are amazing.


LOL they don't build them like they used to!

+1


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'06 Santa Fe - 535k KM (Retired)

There is no such thing as "lifetime" fluids! mad
Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: bgm6881] #5079149 04/18/19 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by bgm6881
Wow! I guess my next commuter car will be a Honda. Those miles are amazing.



You have to take care of whatever you drive, how long do you think a Rolls Royce would last with no maintenance?

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #5080396 04/20/19 01:09 AM
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That Potassium level is concerning.


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Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: ZZman] #5087831 04/27/19 12:55 AM
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Originally Posted by ZZman
That Potassium level is concerning.



The potassium level is a concern to me too ZZman. Blackstone labs has advised me to go to 10,000 mile OCI's

but added that it doesn't seem to affect wear any. The antifreeze overflow bottle looks full everytime I look

at it, though the level varies up and down, 541,000 miles.

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #5122539 06/01/19 07:03 PM
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Here's a couple of shots taken today

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Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #5122547 06/01/19 07:10 PM
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Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #5122563 06/01/19 07:21 PM
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877,000 kilometers now Bjornviken!

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #5122590 06/01/19 07:55 PM
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I use the overseas manual to choose my oil viscosity.

Using AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 149k, SS5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 55k, SS 5w20/Amsoil

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #5123788 06/03/19 08:35 AM
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2002 Silverado 5.3 0w-20 AMSOIL
Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #5123866 06/03/19 10:05 AM
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Excellent work, that engine is spotless! I love checking in on this car. Keep up the good work!

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: JustN89] #5124713 06/04/19 12:50 AM
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^^^^^^^^^^

I agree one hundred percent....


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Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: bbhero] #5124929 06/04/19 09:34 AM
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Hey Harry
Did you take off the valve cover to repair something or to look and see what it looks like after 1/2 million miles ?

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: kstanf150] #5125332 06/04/19 06:58 PM
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kstanf150, I had the timing belt covers chromed so it was necessary to remove the valve cover. See the recent photo above on page 4.

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #5125347 06/04/19 07:28 PM
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Miles on Civic 544,154
Miles on oil 10,096
Amsoil 0W-30 AZO
Amsoil eao15k20 oil filter
Twin Filtermag CT3.2 magnetic oil filters
Dimple magnetic oil drain plug
5 ozs Liquimoly
30 ozs makeup oil.
5 bottles of Techron + fuel system cleaner

Blackstone Labs; Potassium and sodium have both increased, so it seems like the small coolant leak that's been
present for the last year or so has gotten worse. A couple of the other marks in this report are likely related
-coolant can cause the viscosity to thicken up and can also turn the oil abrasive and accelaerate metal wear, like iron here. 1% fuel fuel is ok
the TBN was still quite strong at 3.0 and the Particle counts was the cleanest on the page at 14/13/10. Due to the coolant increase,
We'd suggest a shorter oil run (5,000 miles or less0 to prevent accumulation. check back

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Aluminum--------3---------------4 universal average based on 5,900 miles
Chromium--------1---------------1
Iron-----------------34--------------9
Copper------------4----------------3
Lead----------------4---------------2
Tin-------------------0---------------1
Molybdenum------328------------85
Nickel---------------0----------------0
Manganese--------0----------------0
Silver-----------------0----------------0
Titanium-------------0----------------0
Potassium----------243-------------4
Boron-----------------40--------------51
Silicon-----------------18-------------11
Sodium----------------35-------------43
Calcium---------------1198-----------2132
Magnesium------------899-----------154
Phosphorus-----------682------------714
Zinc----------------------788------------833
Barium,------------------0--------------0
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SUS Viscosity @ 210 F------68.7-------------------57-67 (range should be)
cSt Viscosity @ 100 C--------12.62-----------------9.4-12.4
Flashpoint in F-------------------365------------------->385
Fuel %------------------------------1.0--------------------<2.0
Antifreeze %-----------------------POS------------------0.0
Water %-----------------------------0.0--------------------0.1
Insolubles %------------------------0.3--------------------<.06
TBN-----------------------------------3.0-------------------->1.0


Particle counts for ISO code 12/13/10;

>=2 microns 184
>=5-------------68
>=10------------19
>=15------------7
>=25------------1
>=50------------0
>=100-----------0




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Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #5125351 06/04/19 07:33 PM
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It looks like the Techron fuel system cleaner doesn't affect the copper wear as I had suspected.

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