Synthetic Oil weight questions

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May 2, 2004
Charleston, SC
I'm considering running either a 5w-x or 0w-x in my older Accord after I get done with my ARX treatments. 126,000 miles, and I'm wanting to get a bit better free-revving engine as well as a bit better fuel economy. Ive seen all the stuff on M1 0w-20, 0w-30, 5w-20 but, I havent seen anything on RP 0w-20, 0w-30 etc etc. Anyone have any experiences with this oil? Forgot to mention, if you have any other suggestions for lightweight oils, please post, Thanks [ May 09, 2004, 10:32 AM: Message edited by: Durrr ]
really? i could have SWORN i saw it at the local O'Reilly's yesterday wow, I take that back, looking at the site now, must have been an optical illusion hehehe ok, well its a contest between the Amsoil 0 weights/5 weights, M1 0 weights, and RP 5 weights. Anyone have any favorites? [ May 09, 2004, 11:19 AM: Message edited by: Durrr ]
But, I guess my real question is should I use something with this low of a viscosity when the OEM recommendation is 10-30? Especially since i have 126,000 miles on it now.
Thanks for the info, I live about a mile away from Porter actually hehe, I'm in Kingwood atm, but, I'll talk to him about it.
other suggestions for lightweight oils, please post
How about Saab Synth 0w-30? On sale for $3.75/ltr! Supposed to be 0w-30 M1 Polar Long-Life. Saab goes 22,000 miles on it with a turbo. Similar to M1-R. [Big Grin]
I would use whatever weight you have been running up to now. If you want to experiment with HP increases you can use 5W-20. You need to run an anallysis on the oil now, and then determine with UOA haow i does with the 5W-20 later. For radical experimenting, you can use the lower weight Racing Oils. Contact Dave Canitz at RP in Porter, just up the road from where you are. Llew
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