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    Oil for MB with *warm* start knock issue

    I might just drive it and keep note of it. I don’t think an engine-out main bearing replacement is the right move value-wise. Scoured eBay just now and found a few sub 60K mile M273 longblocks for ~$2000. Worst case scenario (if the crank is ruined), I could go that route. (Might even buy...
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    Oil for MB with *warm* start knock issue

    So I made sure to buy a car that was out of the VIN range for this issue. But I do think it’s related to this thread here. http://www.mbworld.org/forums/c-class-w204/248749-c300-engine-noise.html https://www.benzworld.org/threads/help-c300-engine-noise-on-start-up.1590121/ The explanation...
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    Oil for MB with *warm* start knock issue

    Purchased a garage queen 2009 CLK550 with 60K miles. Car is in pristine condition, but I realized it suffers from the often hard-to-replicate warm start knock issue that plagues some M272 V6s and M273 V8s. If the car is up to temp, turned off, and then turned on again around 45 minutes to 2...
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    Need oil recommendation for high rpm Honda

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: aquariuscsm</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I was curious and looked up the specs. Yours specs 5W30-10W30,but the 2012+ specs 0W20 only. What the change I wonder? I've been Googling various Honda uoa's and the 20wt ones...
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    Need oil recommendation for high rpm Honda

    <span style="font-weight: bold">OP here with an update:</span> Drove the car hard all summer, including track time, on M1 0W40 for about 4K miles. Didn't burn a drop the first 3K miles, starting to burn a little bit now. Most likely will swap out for another fill of 0W40 soon.
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    Need oil recommendation for high rpm Honda

    Finally changing the oil this afternoon with a 5qt jug of M1 0W40. Had a bit of a scare after a longer road trip, consumed roughly another 1/3rd quart in 800 miles. This is super unusual for this car, so I'm hoping that the current fill is the issue...
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    Need oil recommendation for high rpm Honda

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: dgunay</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Do you have stage 1 or 2 cams? </div></div> Drag Cartel DIC. It's hard to categorize these cams as a "stage". They have more non-VTEC "low lobe" lift and duration than the...
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    Need oil recommendation for high rpm Honda

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: dgunay</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I'd use 40 weight. M1 0w40 and Rotella T6 5w40 are some good options. Sounds like a fun car! Make sure you check your spark plugs and valve adjustment frequently. 8600 rpm is not...
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    Need oil recommendation for high rpm Honda

    Okay great--headed off to Walmart to exchange the M1 EP 5W30 I have sitting here for some M1 0W40. Would this oil also be appropriate for winter usage? (New England, think 0F to 40F).
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    Need oil recommendation for high rpm Honda

    2011 Civic Si. ~71000 miles. Unmodified for 60K miles, didn't consume much oil then (<span style="font-style: italic">maybe</span> 1/3qt every 5K). It was run with whatever oil I had on the shelf basically (PP or M1 EP 5W30, didn't matter). Currently modified with bigger cams, slightly...
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    Turbo PCMO should only use HTO-06, syn etc. Myth?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: bluesubie</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Robster</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Turbos do fail on occasion nowadays, but it's exceedingly rare...
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    Oil for high-rpm honda motors

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Nate1979</div><div class="ubbcode-body">What percent of the time are you running these high rpms? I've never been in one of these cars but its hard to imagine such high cruising rpms. </div></div> Cruises about 3K rpm...
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    Oil for high-rpm honda motors

    Thanks for the welcome! I have oil temp and pressure on the weekend car, the primary car is my daily and I figured it wasn't as extreme a setup and hence didn't warrant those gauges.
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    Using Lower Octane in the Winter

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: kyoo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Had a question about this topic. My Mini Cooper requires 91+/premium fuel, which in my area equates to 93 octane. <span style="font-weight: bold">I'm not asking this out of cheapness...
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    Oil for high-rpm honda motors

    I have two motors that I need oil recommendations on: 1) Stock longblock K20A (2.0L, 86x86mm), ~230WHP, running it to 8.5K daily. Motor has 55K miles on it, and running an open element air filter. 2) Built K24 block (Supertech 12.5:1 4032 alloy pistons), ported K20A head, big valves, big...
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