quote:Well. From these choices I'd say either one. Now since you are doing short trips, I'd go with the number two only because it is more frequent. If it were me, and I used either of these oils and didnotwantaUOAtobedoneontheoil, I would simply change DINO every OTHER month or go M1 Every third Month. ThaT-s just How I am.
Originally posted by guile: I've read the archived data on this topic and I'm still not sure what's the best course of action. -*-*
quote:At least to me, when the vehicle is driven in short trip conditions, the most important oil trait is one with a high TBN. Forget 15w-40's...really not the best choice for you. 10w-30 HDEO's would work, but you can't find them anywhere. I'd recommend Rotella-T 5w-40.
Originally posted by guile: I've read the archived data on this topic and I'm still not sure what's the best course of action. I have two Honda's; 1998 Civic EX and 2001 Odyssey EX. Recently moved, close to work ... both vehicles will now average 6000-8000 miles annually with a majority trips of 2 miles or less. The two options I've considered: 1. Mobil 1 oil (5w-30) and M1 filter, change every 5000/6months whatever comes first 2. Good dino like Penzoil (5w-30) and WIX filter, change every 3000/4 months whatever comes first. Concerned about acid, water, fuel deposits in oil, wear, proper lubrication ... basically the same everyone else is concerned about. I'm seeking the best option keeping simplicity in mind i.e. I don't want to do UOAs. Thanks, Aaron