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Full Sythetic every 3,000?

Old 05-25-2010, 03:27 PM
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How long you should wait between oil changes is highly dependent on individuals driving habits and conditions. Someone who lives in a very hot / humid climate and really pushes the car often will need to change oil on a more frequent basis.

The guy that drives 100+ miles per day on the HWY at a pretty constant mph isn’t putting as much stress on the engine as the guy driving 40 miles in the city driving aggressively. There are too many variables.

I'm not really familiar with the S2K but my MS3 defiantly benefits from full synthetic oil and 3-4k oil change intervals. Of course we're talking FI vs. N/A but nonetheless both or high performance motors.

Just check the oil yourself every couple of weeks or so and send the oil off for analysis to see which type of oil works best for your car and driving habits.

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Old 05-25-2010, 04:00 PM
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Just bought an 03 Accord coupe with 37,000 miles on it. The manual says to change the oil every 10,000, without specifying synthetic. Granted we have a high performance machine, but I think they recommend 7000 and I have to believe Honda is going to be on the safe side. According to S.A.E. Mobil1 is good for 20,000. It is a good idea, however, to change the filter at the half way point.
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Old 05-25-2010, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by yashooa View Post
I drive 104 miles a day to work and back and I leave the hood open every night and check the oil every morning. I keep some Mobil 1 or German made Castrol synthetic in the trunk. I use either depending on the sale price.
I ran 16PSI PSI on my 2.0 liter in my other car for 121,000 miles on 10k miles Mobil 1 intervals and when I took it apart the engine was perfect no sludge, no varnish, no scoring.
I ended up going forged and running 24PSI on the new setup. All in all my extended intervals on synthetic seemed to work as advertised.
To get an accurate reading you should warm up the engine and let it sit for 5 minutes.
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