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    What Year Did you Start Using Synthetic Motor Oil?

    I used my first Synthetic oil around 2002 when I drove my first used 96 Ford Escort. I remembered using Castrol Syntec 5w40 made in Germany aka the GC. Lots of people having fun hunting for it. I switched to Amsoil Red cap until my car's engine was dead. I am still using Mobil 1 5w-20 for my...
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    Post your cars high mileage

    2008 Honda CR-V 4WD 189,000 miles For the first 90,000 miles, I used synthetic like Mobil 1 5W-20 , PP 5W-20 (interval 6,000 miles) Until I moved to California and haven't had time to change so change oil at the honda dealer every 10,000 miles. Engine light came on, changed oil pressure sensor...
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    maxlife atf

    I used on my 04 Civic. It is a great ATF. No problem at all. It shifted better in the cold weather. I was happy with it.
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    ATF for Civic auto trans

    I used Maxlife ATF in my Civic 04. I like it better than Z1. I do now know if it's better than Z1 or not but the shift quality wasn't degraded. I saw Valvoline also introduced the ATF for Import vehicle too.
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    Civic 07 LX Automatic Tranny

    I used to use Maxlife ATF in my old civic. At that time, Honda did't have DW-1. It was a lovely Z1. The Z1 changed color quite quick in my Civic so I did the first ATF change about 13K, I continued to use Z1 til 50K and decided to try Maxlife ATF. I have to say that it is great fluid, I...
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    Recommend Trans fluid that meets Honda ATF-Z1

    I am currently using Maxlife ATF. I like it because of price/quality. The dealer wants $9 for Z1 so I don't mind using alternate products at all. I am using it for over a year now. So far so good. I used to use Amsoil ATF too but It felt too slippery when I drove (I suspected that my...
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    New Vehicle Break-in

    Honda Owner Link website stated that a new car comes with special oil because the engine needs to develop proper wear so they recommend to leave the oil as long as.... check the schedule in the manual :D
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    Picking up a '96 Escort next week -- suggestions?

    I used to have that 96 LX (1.9L) back in 2003 (After I bought, I wish I got the GT model which has 1.8L DOHC ). I used it for 11 months and the engine died on me ( one of piston broke!! not from the motor oil though. I think after I sent it to the shop to get the timing belt done. I assumed they...
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    How Important is it to use Z1 ATF in a Honda?

    My experience, since I used to use my car for food delivery a lot. I believed my tranny and Amsoil ATF doesn't go that I have expected. Even though It is smoother when I drive but when it comes to shifting gears, it is worse. I don't blame the Amsoil ATF because my tranny was not in a good shape...
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    New Valvoline Maxlife Formula

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: gogozy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">i called Valvoline and ask about the MaxLife ATF; the customer rep told me MaxLife is full synthetic. </div></div> I just went back from Murray's I saw the ad, it is full...
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    Acura 2001 TL - Amsoil ATF ?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: The Critic</div><div class="ubbcode-body">No really, unless the transmission has reached the mileage for its first scheduled transmission service under the normal service, don't bother changing the fluid. Unless...
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    Honda ATF-Z1

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: Audi Junkie</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Put it in the freezer. (that's my answer to ~everything~) </div></div> I've never tried it <img src="/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin2.gif" alt="" title="grin"...
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    Favorite oil in a Honda engine?

    I uses SynPower 5w-20 in my 04 Civic VP since I got them cheap at Murray's. Other than SynPower, - M1 5w-20 ( always my choice because it is easy to find when other don't have discount.) - M1 0w-20 (back in year 2004 - 5) - German Castrol Syntec 0w-30 ( Really smooth but... !!!) - Castrol...
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    Amsoil ATF in 03 Honda Odyssey?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: gaspo</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Because your tranny slipping every time it goes up & down - usually observed when people go with universal fluid instead of z1, same like riding clutch if you know what I mean...
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    CR-V Owners (and others too) - Need advice

    I love my CR-V but I love my Civic more than CR-V... <img src="/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin2.gif" alt="" title="grin" height="15" width="15" />
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    CR-V Owners (and others too) - Need advice

    It is supposed to be CVT. Anyway, I am using the Amsoil ATF now and will see what happen. I still need more drain and fill 2 more times. Like, peking said "I tried Amsoil before and for some reason it hesitated when the fluid was cold." I am observing it right now. To be exact, I am looking in...
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    Sale on bosch filters

    I used to keep it up to 6000 and cut it opened and looked and I think it looked fine to me. Let's see other opinions on this. Oh, just bought 2 of Bosch yesterday at Murray's using that coupon.
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    Pennzoil Platinum Plus

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: Audi Junkie</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I get bored after 3-4 changes of the same oil and want to try something else, so there's no point to the over-scrutiny. I buy on sale anyway, brands are less important...
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    Pennzoil Platinum Plus

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: OVERK1LL</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">&nbsp;Originally Posted By: Built_Well</div><div class="ubbcode-body">....Plus Mobil gas stations don't sell Top Tier...