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post #1 of 7 Old 11-05-2012, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Havoline oil

Theres a quick lube shop I been going to for years. I dont have time to do it myself and it takes about 5 mins at the shop and its done. I use to take my 01 honda civic there and let them do their thing. I Never bother to ask with their Havoline oil or anything. My concern is would it be ok for my 09 honda accord? I know I have to use 5w-20, but is Havoline 5w-20 any good? Also, should I go synthetic, synthetic blend or conventional oil?


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Lightbulb added peace-of-mind w/ synthetic, tho' not necessary...

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Theres a quick lube shop I been going to for years. I dont have time to do it myself and it takes about 5 mins at the shop and its done. I use to take my 01 honda civic there and let them do their thing. I Never bother to ask with their Havoline oil or anything. My concern is would it be ok for my 09 honda accord? I know I have to use 5w-20, but is Havoline 5w-20 any good? Also, should I go synthetic, synthetic blend or conventional oil?
is a quality motor oil from Texaco-Chevron. Currently, there is a promotion for an oil-change service on the website (up to $13).

Regarding dino-juice (conventional motor oil) or a blend or synthetic, there are some useful threads w/ great posts (via the forum "search") & add to the conversation!

Long-story-short...

If you change your motor-oil & oil-filter at regular intervals as-per the maintenance-minder (generally ~7.5k miles, +/- 1k miles depending on driving-conditions), regular conventional motor-oil will be just as good as blend or synthetic.

Synthetic motor-oil does offer better resistance to breakdown when hot, and improved flow characteristics when cold, and lasts at times longer than conventional motor-oil. Again, I'm being very general here.

FWIW, a 5-quart jug of decent conventional motor-oil will be $10-$15 & a 5-quart jug of decent synthetic motor-oil will be $20-$25 (at discount dept. stores or auto-parts stores during sales/specials). There are often online promotions/rebates where you get more-or-less get a 5-quart jug for free.

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As Osiris said it is a quality lubricant so no worries there. As mentioned there are advantages to synthetics but it is up to you to determine if it is worth the extra cost involved. As a whole Honda engines are not tough on oil so any quality name brand standard oil will keep the engine purring long after you're ready for a new car.

My thoughts are that the oil life monitor, although well designed, can go to extremes. Depending on driving habits it's not unusual to see 8,000 - 10,000 miles on the oil when it reaches 15% oil life. Under such conditions I would prefer a full synthetic since it would likely hold up better to such a long oil change interval. Just my 2¢ on the subject.....
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Not sure if anyone else has ever gone here, but one website I really like when I'm thinking "hmmm... hows that oil?" when I'm at some gas station or just looking around an unfamiliar store is PQIA.



Not saying I use any of the no-name oils however, and not saying they're good or bad, only Motorcraft for me!

Havoline is good stuff, used to get cases of it back in the late 90's for less than $10 if not cheaper (rebates from Valu). Dad used it in everything from the K181 Kohler's to the 307 in the 84 Delta. Never anything bad to say.

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So I went to lube shop and ask for 5w 20 synthetic and the guy said we don't have that here but we have ow 20 and its better. I said no thanks, can I run to walmart and grab Mobil1 5w 20 synthetic and you guys put it in? He said sure. Before I left I asked him what kind of oil filter is he going to put in and he said purolator. I said OK and went and purchase the oil.

After they put in the oil I got, I asked the lady at the counter did you install the purolator filter? She said no we installed a blah blah oil filter(no name). I was like wtf, the other guy said different and she was like "oh I dont know".

I got pissed. Paid for it and just left. I gotta check under the car later to see what filter it is. If it is some no name brand, that shop just lost a customer. I had all 6 of my car go there.

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Lightbulb time-interval of oil-change likely more important than oil & filter...

0w20 is perfectly fine, it actually has a better low-temp weight/viscosity being thinner at low temps of startup & applicable climate.

Purolator engine oil-filter is a good basic filter (better than basic Fram, etc). Purolator Pure One is a better performing premium engine oil-filter.

As RTexasF stated w/ regards to relatively lengthy oil-change intervals per the maintenance-minder & using synthetic motor-oil, added piece-of-mind would come from a quality engine oil-filter that's either OEM or Purolator Pure, Bosch, Mobile 1, etc.

A month or so ago, there was an unreal special on where I got (6) of 'em for $20!

Napa also offers a good range of filters, I believe their blue in-house brand is an OEM equivalent.
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5W20 is not chiseled in stone for that car you know. You can use 0W20, 5W20, 0W30, or 5W30 and the car will be just fine. My 2004 2.4l had 0W20 in it from the first oil change miles and never saw anything else. It was spec'd for 5W20 but I learned the differences among the oils. Bobistheoilguy member #409.

If the guy told you a Purolator filter would be used and it is indeed a no name brand take it back. Go directly to him and make them change the filter at no charge....and top off the oil!
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