when to put synthic oil?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by harry, Oct 15, 2005.

  1. harry

    harry Guest

    Just had my 2005 Accord changed oil for the first time 3000miles.
    I brought 6 qt of Mobile 1 Synthetic oil to the dealer ready to start using
    it but the service department recommended that I should use it at next oil
    change instead of now??

    I am not quite sure what he explained to me but I am pretty sure they are
    not trying to save money because this is a free oil change as part of the
    deal purchasing from them. I will assume that they would like to use my own
    oil save them some...He also mentioned that I should put in Mobile 1 at 7500
    miles and then change it every 7500 instead of 3750 (I am not clear about
    this part of theory).

    What is your opinion?
    harry, Oct 15, 2005
  2. harry

    jim beam Guest

    my opinion is that googling this group is your best bet. this subject
    has been beaten to death.
    jim beam, Oct 15, 2005
  3. harry

    TeGGeR® Guest

    It's dead, Jim...
    TeGGeR®, Oct 15, 2005
  4. harry

    SoCalMike Guest

    correct. in fact, you might have been better off waiting until the 7500
    miles are up before the first change.
    sounds good to me. id probably wait until 15000 just to make sure the
    engine is fully broken in with the regular oil.

    but yeah- wait til at least 7500 miles. maybe even longer.
    SoCalMike, Oct 15, 2005
  5. harry

    TomP Guest

    The answer to your question: when to put synthetic oil?

    Save your money and go out to dinner on the savings between cost of the two
    Your Honda engine was designed for petroleum based oil. It can last a minimum
    of 250k miles; if serviced regularly, as Honda recommends. There are many
    Hondas driving around with high mileage and I'd wager that few have used
    synthetic oil... Many of them have probably had less than consistent
    maintenance... to boot!

    Remember this: Contamination and/or dirt is the enemy.

    ALL oil gets dirty and contaminated, (yes, even expensive synthetic oil.) So
    why would you put synthetic oil in your engine, then not change it for 25k
    miles, as some synt/oil packagers' suggest?


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    TomP, Oct 15, 2005
  6. harry

    SoCalMike Guest

    not that synthetic would hurt anything, of course. i have no qualms
    using synthetic and changing every 7500 miles.
    if hes going to keep changing every 3000 miles? sure.
    its only SCAMSoil that recommends that.
    SoCalMike, Oct 16, 2005
  7. harry

    TomP Guest

    Thanks Mike, you-da-man!

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    TomP, Oct 22, 2005
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