1997 Honda Civic Q&A
1997 Honda Civic Question: about oil
5w 30 is recommended for colder areas 10w 30 is recommended for 20 Deg F and above. - hemicuda
5/30 W engine oil is what is called for in your owner's manual. When it comes to engine oil everyone has a preference or anecdotal evidence why one oil is better than another. On engines that have use engine oil pressure to adjust the valves (hydraulic lifters HLA) these engines need an engine oil that has low viscosity ( so oil is circulated around the engine quickly from a cold start up), and also an oil that has good detergency characteristics to keep the lifters clean internally. On engines that have mechanically adjusted valves (your Honda) and have higher mileage and perhaps have started to "burn oil" ,I would have no problems recommending a higher viscosity oil perhaps 10/30. - patrick mannion
You mention in an oil change article: "We recommend using a high-quality engine oil filter. Cheap filters wear more quickly and may not properly keep contaminants out of the engine." If you do y...
oil light came on and then car died. Waited 15 minutes, it started up again but died when put it in gear. Tried to start it again, nothing. It would turn over, just not start. This is the first...
The engine rear main oil seal can leak. The transmission has to be removed to replace the seal to stop the leak.
Thanks, Pat. The variable quality of oil filters has bothered me. At the oil change places, it's like Forrest Gump said about a box of chocolates..."You never know what you're gonna get." A few, ...