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max_boost
10-14-2008, 12:43 AM
For 08 Civic Si

Just going to take it to Mr. Lube. Now does it really matter what oil I use? The basic Castrol 5W30 for $50 or pay $80 and get the Mobil 1 synthetic?

Mobil 1 ftw or what? lol

The car doesn't get driven a lot, took almost 10 months to reach the first change.

Thanks.

imjimmylin
10-14-2008, 12:48 AM
Mobil 1 FTW!

r0g3r
10-14-2008, 01:25 AM
hey, why don't you take it to your honda dealer?

adam c
10-14-2008, 01:28 AM
i could be wrong, but isn't 80 more than a dealer would charge?

mo_money2supe
10-14-2008, 01:38 AM
^^ Despite popular belief, dealerships usually charge less than places like Mr. Lube etc for an oil change. It's for the convenience of not having to leave your car at a dealership for over half a day that places like Mr. Lube charge the extra money for. Where stealerships get your money from though, is when they "recommend" that other parts on the car need to be replaced and overcharge you on both the labour and the parts.

JordanAndrew
10-14-2008, 02:26 AM
I'm not too sure but what's your civic Si's oil change schedule like?
Just curious because I think 10 months seems a bit excessive unless that's what the manufacture suggests. My mazda has to get oil changes every 8,000K or 4 months.

But yeah, to get back to you, you should stick to Mobil 1.

liquidboi69
10-14-2008, 07:54 AM
I thought you needed to follow the dealer's scheduled maintenance guide, and oil change every 5000km's to keep your warranty intact.

I use Mobil1 as well.

AE92_TreunoSC
10-14-2008, 08:00 AM
Don't new hondas take 5W20?

I'd just use whatever the manual suggests for winter. I'd never use synthetic on an engine that doesn't call for it, but that's a long debate.

adam c
10-14-2008, 08:05 AM
a civic SI would definitely call for synthetic

88CRX
10-14-2008, 08:10 AM
If it's a lease that your not planing on keeping then regular non-synthetic FTW.

If it's yours then synthetic all the way.

Thaco
10-14-2008, 08:19 AM
not sure about his 08 SI, but my 04 LX manual says 16,000KM under normal driving conditions, 8,000KM if you're driving short distances (under 5km per trip) or driving it hard.

richardchan2002
10-14-2008, 08:41 AM
Mobil 1 comes as factory fill in a lot of performance cars (lots of AMGs, RDX, etc.).

I think Mobil 1 is worth the premium. It's the only oil I use in spite of the debate that it's not a true synthetic.

Jlude
10-14-2008, 08:42 AM
Originally posted by 88CRX
If it's a lease that your not planing on keeping then regular non-synthetic FTW.

If it's yours then synthetic all the way.


Beat me to it.

EM1FTW
10-14-2008, 11:12 AM
Go buy oil at walmart then take the car to the dealership to get the change done. Probably most cost effective way of doing it other then doing it yourself.

And by going to the dealership the chance of a hack working on your car is somewhat reduced.

MikeAg
10-14-2008, 11:17 AM
Synthetic FTW

gpomp
10-14-2008, 11:43 PM
Originally posted by AE92_TreunoSC
Don't new hondas take 5W20?

I'd just use whatever the manual suggests for winter. I'd never use synthetic on an engine that doesn't call for it, but that's a long debate. the si takes 5W30. i wouldn't put synthetic in if you're following the maintenance minder.

TomcoPDR
10-14-2008, 11:50 PM
Originally posted by EM1FTW
Go buy oil at walmart then take the car to the dealership to get the change done. Probably most cost effective way of doing it other then doing it yourself.

And by going to the dealership the chance of a hack working on your car is somewhat reduced.

:nut: at the buying walmart oil and taking to dealership

:nut: hacks can be employeed anywhere, I know a couple of speed lube (not real name, as far as I know) places the owner does it himself and might employ his brother or nephew and the customer just chills there chatting with him.

buh_buh
10-14-2008, 11:58 PM
Doesn't Honda doesn't give out free oil changes for new cars for the first year or something?

gpomp
10-15-2008, 12:15 AM
Originally posted by buh_buh
Doesn't Honda doesn't give out free oil changes for new cars for the first year or something? t&t honda gives free oil changes for 5 years. but then they charge you $220 to rotate your tires. :thumbsup:

Neil4Speed
10-15-2008, 12:44 AM
Originally posted by TomcoPDR
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:nut: at the buying walmart oil and taking to dealership


Why is this so crazy? I do it, it runs me about ~50 with either Castrol Synthetic or Mobil 1.

max_boost
10-15-2008, 01:28 AM
Thanks for the input guys.

Mr. Lube is FAST.
Dealers are SLOW.

Time=Money

Anyway, gf is not on good terms with T&T so best they stay away from each other lol

Car has about 7500kms and down to 15% on the maintenance reminder (according to gf).

I'm running Mobil 1 on the WRX but then WRX > Si so why cheap out right.

I'll just spend the extra and get Mobil 1, might help the sale of the car down the road since everyone loves it.

YamahaV8
10-15-2008, 07:02 AM
Originally posted by liquidboi69
I thought you needed to follow the dealer's scheduled maintenance guide, and oil change every 5000km's to keep your warranty intact.

I use Mobil1 as well.

Honda's have oil life systems that watch driving habits and temperatures to give an accurate oil change schedule every change. It seems to average around the 7000-8000km mark.

sputnik
10-15-2008, 07:07 AM
My Accord (2.4L) calls for 5w20 conventional oil.

I wouldn't bother spending the extra money for synthetic.

Ferio_vti
10-15-2008, 09:25 AM
Originally posted by TomcoPDR


:nut: at the buying walmart oil and taking to dealership

:nut: hacks can be employeed anywhere, I know a couple of speed lube (not real name, as far as I know) places the owner does it himself and might employ his brother or nephew and the customer just chills there chatting with him.

Dunno, but I've heard of Porsche guys bringing their own flat of oil to the dealer service.