Red line 10w30 in a 2007 Honda Accord?

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The 4cyl. Accord has 78,000 miles. I have used Royal Purple 5w20 since 1st oil change. What do you think about using Red line 10w30 it it. I have 12 quarts and don't have a vehicle that I can put it in.
 
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No worries AT ALL If you were living in Australia, many parts of Europe, or the Middle East, you'd likely be running 10W40 already (or even some of the crazy xW-50/60 stuff those Down Under are fond of!) And the car probably wouldn't begin to notice. (OK, a 60W oil is getting kinda silly, but I don't think anyone other than a Honda engineer can say whether or not it will actually cause your car any harm.) Needless to say, I'll be happy to 'donate' a vehicle for your sadly \:\( orphaned oil. If I wasn't on a budget, I'd have installed the very same in my car not two weeks ago.
 
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It'll work fine, but it's overkill. Run it at least 10-12k miles to get the full value out of it.
 
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The RL 5W20 oil is one stout oil as well. I agree with addyguy, run the 10W30 for an extended OCI and get your moneys worth. AD
 
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 Originally Posted By: addyguy
It'll work fine, but it's overkill. Run it at least 10-12k miles to get the full value out of it.
At the rate the OP puts miles on his car that should be about 4 months!
 

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I have run 10w30 full synthetic in my 01' Accord 4 cyl. during the summer months with no problems at all. The motor seems a bit quieter on 10w30. I would go at least 10 or 12K (maybe even 15K if its within 6 months) on the Redline.
 
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In the summer it will be ok. In the winter I find the Accords have a pretty weak starting system, so I'd say thin even in Indiana. FWIW, I'll be upgrading to the V6 battery probably this fall. ~10 bucks in parts for the new tray, plus the cost of the battery.
 
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I have an '07 Accord 2.4, running Havoline Synth 10w-30 SL. It's nice and smooth. I don't know why someone would use specialty oils like RP and RL in a simple application like the 2.4 when dino works fine.
 
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 Originally Posted By: Audi Junkie
I have an '07 Accord 2.4, running Havoline Synth 10w-30 SL. It's nice and smooth. I don't know why someone would use specialty oils like RP and RL in a simple application like the 2.4 when dino works fine.
If dino works fine in Honda 2.4 for up to 10k miles, then why did you use Havoline Syn ?
 
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I don't think you are really wondering why I used it, rather to put me on the spot about it. Falling back on the technicals, like I said, a SPECIALTY oil is not needed in this engine. Let's say I shurely did not pay $40 for a oil change worth, like those other oils cost. In fact, it was $2/q and is now the oldest oil in my stash. Lacking a stash, I shure would rather a $12/5q jug than that $8/q stuff.
 

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I'm running the RP 15,000 miles. My wife drives over 100 miles a day round trip to work. With a good oil, I don't have to change oil all the time and get the added protection.
 
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Too bad RP lacks the specs to back that up. The extra horsepower must be nice. (rolls eyes) I guess that plan somehow works better then running dino oil with only a few thousand miles on it, but isn't coloured purple.
 
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