New Used Car - Advice Needed

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Hi there, I recently bought a 2002 Honda Accord 4 cyl with >233,000 miles. It has an oil leak somewhere near the top rear passenger side of the motor. Honda calls for 5W-20. Some places say going to thicker oil might be good.

I have always used Castrol Edge full synthetic for other cars. What do you recommend I put in this car?

My understanding is that Castrol and Mobil 1 are the best oils to use. Would there be any advantage to Using Mobil 1 or just preference?
 
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Hi there, I recently bought a 2002 Honda Accord 4 cyl with >233,000 miles. It has an oil leak somewhere near the top rear passenger side of the motor. Honda calls for 5W-20. Some places say going to thicker oil might be good.

I have always used Castrol Edge full synthetic for other cars. What do you recommend I put in this car?

My understanding is that Castrol and Mobil 1 are the best oils to use. Would there be any advantage to Using Mobil 1 or just preference?
I use Castrol Edge 5W-20 or 0W-20 in my 2007 Accord V6.

8,000 km (5,000 mile) changes with a new filter every second change. At 190,000 km I never have to add oil.
 
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According to the other thread you just bought a bunch of 5W-20.


Use that.
 
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Hi there, I recently bought a 2002 Honda Accord 4 cyl with >233,000 miles. It has an oil leak somewhere near the top rear passenger side of the motor. Honda calls for 5W-20. Some places say going to thicker oil might be good.

I have always used Castrol Edge full synthetic for other cars. What do you recommend I put in this car?

My understanding is that Castrol and Mobil 1 are the best oils to use. Would there be any advantage to Using Mobil 1 or just preference?
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Anything will work in that 20 yo hooptie.
 
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If it leaks I wouldn't use anything "special" or that is "the best", not worth the extra money. The K24 is also a known oil burner. I'd use something like 5w20 Supertech High Mileage. Cheap and might help slow the leaks a bit. A leak from the passenger side is likely a bad V-TEC solenoid gasket, they can dump a ton of oil when they go bad. There are youtube videos showing how to replace it.
 
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I happen to own a 2002 accord 4cyl daily driver. It’s got 246k. Had it since 153k. It’s gotten whatever oil i could get on clearance. It’s been getting rotella t5 10w30 for a while now. Also has gotten 15w40. Engine never cared.
 

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VTEC, oil pressure sensor and valve cover gasket is suspect in that area. Run what you have or buy some 5w40 qts and add 1 or 2 qts to the 5w20 if you want to thicken it up but the 5w20 is fine. I have ran 5w30 and have 0w40 in my k24 now, they don't care just keep it full.
 
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