Engine oil and filter replacement - what kind of oil?

Tiny
OSSAI01
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  • 2004 HONDA ACCORD
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After changing my engine oil and the oil filter, I noticed that the engine sound changed a little bit. The recommended engine oil is 5W-20 but it was changed with 20W-50. But when I noticed the change in sound, I had to remove the oil and change it to 0W-40 as I couldn't get the recommended 5w-20. But the noise is still there, as if the engine is dragging, and there is a return noise any time the engine is accelerated. Could it be that the filter is inferior?
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Sunday, July 19th, 2009 AT 1:49 PM

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Tiny
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Doubt the filter is faulty. If the engine was ticking, then I'd suspect a faulty filter. Here is a guide that will walk you through the steps of changing the oil correctly with the oil type and capacity below.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-change-engine-oil-and-filter

Fluid Types

New standard for engine oil, GF-4. See TSB SN050109 for Honda Service News 050109 for additional information.

Engine Oil

API Classification .................... Make sure the label says "For Gasoline Engines".

SAE Viscosity .................... 5W-20
Capacities

Engine Oil

Engine overhaul .................... 5.0L (5.3 Qt)

Oil change, including filter .................... 4.3L (4.5 Qt)

Oil change, without filter .................... 4.0L (4.2 Qt)

Most likely the pitch of the engine has changed because you are doubling the weight of the oil that is recommended by honda.

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Monday, July 20th, 2009 AT 6:51 PM
Tiny
SAM_USNC
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  • 1996 HONDA ACCORD
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How many quarts of oil and type of oil are required for this car?
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Thursday, August 15th, 2019 AT 5:36 PM (Merged)
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Fluid Types
Engine Oil

New standard for engine oil, GF-4. See TSB SN050109 for Honda Service News 050109 for additional information.

API Classification .................... SG

1993-95 Del Sol 1.6L VTEC & 1993-96 Prelude 2.2L VTEC

Above -2 F (-20 C) .................... 10W-30 (preferred)

Below 32 F (0 C) .................... 5W-30

All Others

Above 20 F (-7 C) .................... 10W-30

All temperatures .................... 5W-30 (preferred)

Capacities


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_96accordoil_1.jpg



Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Thursday, August 15th, 2019 AT 5:36 PM (Merged)
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HONDAACCORD99
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I changed oil on EZLube and next day I found out, that my car was overfilled with engine oil (4 inches above mark on oil dipstick). Next day (after I allredy did drive about 30 mi) EZLube removed excessive oil. Now my car has strange noise and vibration and over heated. It gone allready1, 5 month and feel my car getting worse. Now, when checking oil dipstick, there oil allover high. And it seems oil in coolant. I don't see any signs of coolant in oil. What signs of coolant in oil and oil in coolant? What damages can be done to my car? What signs of damages? How to solve it? What need to do?
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Thursday, August 15th, 2019 AT 5:37 PM (Merged)
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Hi hondaaccord99,

Coolant in oil or oil in coolant both denotes similar problems.

Thee is a leak between the system and the overheating most probably damaged the cylinder head gasket causing the leak. You would have to get the head pressure tested and head gasket replaced to resolve the problem.
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Thursday, August 15th, 2019 AT 5:37 PM (Merged)
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DANRAMZI
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Greetings,

I have Honda Accord 1999 4 cyl EX four doors

It has 142000 right now
I want to know what is recommended motor oil I have to use

My Auto technician recommend me to use 10w40 because of the high mileage so is that correct?

If it is correct what is the best motor brand oil? And is the brand affect in my car which has 142k m on it?

Respectfully
Dan
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Thursday, August 15th, 2019 AT 5:37 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi Dan,

The recommended oil is 10W30 and I would stick with that if there are no oil consumption issues.

Each and every oil company claims their oil to be the best so there is no preferred brand. Just get those that are branded and it should be ok.
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Thursday, August 15th, 2019 AT 5:37 PM (Merged)
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CANOELNENE
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I combined 2 diffrent type of oils to my car. My car is a shift stick car. I combined 10w40 with 10w30 was that a bad idea? I did so because my car has a small oil leak and my car needed oil and thats all I had left. What do you guys think
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Thursday, August 15th, 2019 AT 5:38 PM (Merged)
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It SHOULDN'T hurt anything, but the question is, what weight oil is in the vehicle now. You should try to avoid mixing different weights. What I would suggest is to change the oil and filter and get the correct weight oil in it. If the leak is small and you believe it is a gasket or seal, they make products that can help stop the leak. See your local parts store and ask what they have.
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Thursday, August 15th, 2019 AT 5:38 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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It won't hurt anything, especially with the miles that are on your vehicle. When engine components are worn such as piston rings one option to help slow down oil consumption is to use a heavier weight oil as it doesn't pass the rings as easily. I wouldn't put any sort of additive in my engine to stop a leak, I would fix the leak. Start with the upper most leaks (vc gasket, distributor o-ring, vtec gaskets, etc.) Then clean the engine up. Run it for a while to re-check oil leaks and see if any return.
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Thursday, August 15th, 2019 AT 5:38 PM (Merged)
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KACEDON8
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I recently bought a used honda accord v6 3.0ltr engine and dont know what type of recommended oil to use.I serviced it with mobil xhp and anytime I go on long distances the oil light comes on but its still within limits, I think I am using the wrong oil so please what oil is d recommended oil to use
many thanks
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Thursday, August 15th, 2019 AT 5:38 PM (Merged)
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Hi kacedon8,

It is not the brand of oil that matters. The specifications is the most important and the recommended specification is SAE 5W-20.

If the oil level is low, high speed driving might cause the oil lamp to flicker.
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