Esso XD-3 Synthetic 0w-30 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0 L K20A2

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BTW, you drove through an Ottawa winter with mostly city driving. What was the average length of trip?
I lived no more than 6 km away from work, therefore, 12 km return trip per day, therefore, especially in winter, the car was subjected to many cold starts. However, I did go out a lot outside of work. All in all, I averaged 1000 km/month, hence the milage. Once every couple of months or so, I'd make a trip up to Toronto. Regards, AJW
 
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Originally posted by ajwan: In the previous interval with Mobil 1 5w-30, however, up to 1.5 L had to be replaced, presumably due to volatilization.
I find that very intersting. So the 0w30 XD3 was down, say, 0.5l while M1 0w30 was down 1.5l in the same OCI with the same daily useage pattern? I sauggest that you pay closer attention to the oil level before and after each trip you make to Ottawa, not just once a month. I bet extended hi-speed freeway operation and rpm influences oil volatility. We need to hear from more people about their M1 oil consumption issues that were resolved with other oils like XD-3. Anyone?
 
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VelociRacer...The Jeep engines I service never had a consumption issue but the 4.0L likes to weep at the rear main seal.I went away from the regular Mobil 1 10W-30 that allways dribbled out of one of the Jeeps I serviced and went to a HDEO (Delvac 5W-40).This oil STOPPED that annoying dribble on this XJ with over 100,000 miles on her.I then went to the XD-3 oW-40 and the leak is still gone after 1 1/2 years of useage.I get the Esso at the bulk supplier at 1027 St.Luke (Jack Smith fuels) in Windsor and it's cheaper than Wal-Mart's price and convienient for me [Burnout]
 
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Yep, I got some 15w40 XD-3 from Jack Smith Fuels for my Auto-RX procedure (a 4x4 case). Very good service. They accepted the un-used case of 0w40 XD-3 I returned after I noticed no reduction in oil consumption with the 15w40. Normally, I run 10w30 at this age (200,000 km on the D16Y8 Civic). I used to run 5w30 in years past. All M1. Now the search for other oils that better suit my driving habits. I would like to pick up a jug of 0w30 XD-3 from walmart just to try it out one day. I can eliminate oil consumption of I drive like a wuss, but I ain't changing my style. It is too much fun on my 145km daily commute [Burnout]
 
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Originally posted by VelociRacer: I would like to pick up a jug of 0w30 XD-3 from walmart just to try it out one day.
Sorry to say that Walmart does not carry the 0w-30 XD...rather the 0W-40.
 
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Originally posted by ajwan: As one can see from the properties:
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Properties Sus viscosity at 210F: 58.1 Flashpoint in F: 395F Fuel: <0.5% Antifreeze: 0% Water: 0% Insolubles: 0.3% TBN: 4.7
the SUS viscosity at 210F was 58.1. According to blackstone, the values should be between 58 and 65. Dumb question here, as I'm a rookie, but does anyone know what this means in terms of cST viscosity? All I know is that XD-3, according to the Esso website, is supposed to be 12.1 cST at 40C. As they didn't do a cST viscosity, I have no way of knowing how XD-3 stayed in grade compared to its published specifications. Any comments? Regards, AJW

58 Sus is still a 30wt but the viscosity dropped by about 2 cst compared to new oil. Your UOA does report a little fuel dilution so that may have affected it.
 

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58 Sus is still a 30wt but the viscosity dropped by about 2 cst compared to new oil. Your UOA does report a little fuel dilution so that may have affected it.
According to the comment by blackstone, the oil did not have any fuel in it. Although they reported <0.5% fuel in my sample, I assumed that the 0.5% refers to their limit of quantification. Regards, AJW
 
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What oil does your owner's manual call for? Is it 5w20 like my wife's TL? I'm considering this for the next oil change in her car.
 
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