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Old 08-31-2012, 12:46 AM   #15
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Dito on Amsoil....
Use it in my '98 Accord. bought the Honda with 190,000 miles on it, now 230,000 with no leaks, smoke etc..
Even my Yamaha C3 scoot (4-stroke)..
Easier starting in cold weather...
Less value train noise (wear) at start up...
MPG is a little bit better...
I also use Amsoil ATF in my Honda automatic, smoothed out the jerky shifts...
I also use synthetic brake fluid as well as the power steering fluid...
Great stuff...
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:45 PM   #16
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Never saw so much misinformation in my life ...
Honda Motor Co. released a service bulletin in 2006 stating explicitly that all VTEC engines should not use fully synthetic oils until they have > 20,000 miles.

Perhaps you should contact them and set them straight?
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:14 PM   #17
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Honda Motor Co. released a service bulletin in 2006 stating explicitly that all VTEC engines should not use fully synthetic oils until they have > 20,000 miles.

Perhaps you should contact them and set them straight?
I'll be darned thanks for the info
learn something new every day ..........

did they say why ?

Do they still say it ?
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I use Amsoil synthetic in all my vehicles and have great results.
I change the oil at 25,000 miles and filters at 5,000 miles.
Toyota with 296,000 miles no oil useage between changes
Dodge diesel with 158,000 miles no oil useage between changes
Diesel M/H with 39,000 miles no oil useage between changes
New ford with 20,000 miles Almost ready for 1st oil change

In my thinking it would be better to use aq cheaper oil and change it out sooner

I mean why run a oil full of contaminants ... why ?
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A diesel engine is another game all together ..;.. fuel dilution / soot contaminants ... nope i 'll stay with 15w40 and swap it out every 10,000 15,000 miles with a fresh filter
YMMV
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If I Remember

If I remember correctly they said it led to excessive oil consumption due to poor ring seating and wear in. But that was a few years ago. I read that now their break in oil is a synthetic blend, perhaps even their Honda branded oil too.

I belong to both the Element and CRV Owners Clubs but I'm not as active there as I used to be.
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If I remember correctly they said it led to excessive oil consumption due to poor ring seating and wear in. But that was a few years ago. I read that now their break in oil is a synthetic blend, perhaps even their Honda branded oil too.

I belong to both the Element and CRV Owners Clubs but I'm not as active there as I used to be.
Yeah oil technologically is always on the move and that isn't a bad thing I guess.
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Go for it.

We don't buy any depreciating assets new. We use synthetic fluids(Amsoil) in our two Cummins ISM powered MHs, in 4 daily drivers, boat, and lawn equipment. Works great, last a long time. We do oil analysis and extended oil change intervals too. None of them use any oil.

I need to start using synthetic in my airplane engine because it uses oil. When an engine uses oil it changes itself, so all you have to do is change the filter ocassionally.
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