What type of oil does everyone use?

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Amsoil 0-20 and Wix XP Filter.

The filter is a big deal.

I see where folks on this thread are using Amsoil filters. I wouldn’t follow that practice.

Comparison of construction and attributes shows the Wix XP to be the best filter available.
lol ok

Because the Wix XP efficiency of 99% at 35 microns is clearly superior to Amsoil/RP's 98.7% at 20 microns and 99% at 25 microns.

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A splash of gain to keep the insides clean, good thinking! :thumbsup:
That signature fresh Gain scent really helps too. No but seriously, they really do make a great container for the old oil. Exactly 3.7 quarts :)
 

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That signature fresh Gain scent really helps too. No but seriously, they really do make a great container for the old oil. Exactly 3.7 quarts :)
That jiffy lube tech will be mighty surprised :p
 

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NAPA full synthetic. One can usually snag it on sale for ~2 bucks a quart! Filter: Walmart supertech. What can I say...I'm cheap.
 

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So maybe I'm cheap but Costco has a Kirkland brand full synthetic oil made by a national company (Waren or Warner I think). You can get 10 quarts for just over 20 bucks when it's on sale. I use the weight the manual recommends - 0W-20. I'm still scared about changing the filter every other oil change so I went with a good one - the Mobil1 Filter.
I've only done 1 change since owning the car and I'm still undecided whether I'm going to change the filter every oil change just to be safe. We'll see. I changed when MM said 10% which I think was almost 8k miles. :oops:It was pretty black. I may start changing at 20% moving forward.
+1 on the 20 pack of crush washers for like 6 bucks on amazon.
The beauty of it is my '18 civic si, my '13 civic ex-l and my '12 ody all take the same oil, filter, crush washer. Makes it easy to buy everything in bulk.
FYI - I know this thread was started about oil but I do put 91 octane (again from Costco) as that's whats recommended in the manual. I put 85 (yes in Utah it's 85 because of the altitude) in once and I could tell a difference. Not as much pep.
 

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Just a random question. Not sure if this thread exists or not. If it does I'm sorry for the repetition!!
What type of oil? Company? Do you use the recommended weight? How often do you change your oil? Do you use OEM filters or another type? How much oil do you use?
Not having any issues, I'm just honestly curious on every ones take on oil.
I use Liqui Moly Longtime 5w30 but there is also a 5w20 F ECO from Liqui Moly with both light viscocity for cold season and phenomenal testing by Piotr. Go to Youtube and search: Piotr + (oil in question) and then fast forward to the end of his test and you will see how protective the oil is based on his standardized accelerated wear tests. Motul and Liqui Moly are my go to oils.

Pay no attention to the advertised viscosity number on the container. I would look at technical data and the Centi Poise (cP) viscocity at 40 and 100 degrees plus High Temperature High Shear number as well if you will run the engine hard then HTHS above 3.3 or 3.5 will be good.
 

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NAPA full synthetic. One can usually snag it on sale for ~2 bucks a quart! Filter: Walmart supertech. What can I say...I'm cheap.
I'm usually cheap too, but for something I usually only do a few times a year, I'm not too worried about the price (already saving by doing it myself!).
 

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Just a random question. Not sure if this thread exists or not. If it does I'm sorry for the repetition!!
What type of oil? Company? Do you use the recommended weight? How often do you change your oil? Do you use OEM filters or another type? How much oil do you use?
Not having any issues, I'm just honestly curious on every ones take on oil.
You may find this useful. https://www.27won.com/blog/the-great-oil-debate-civicx
 

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