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is this a good oil filter/oil combo

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Old 03-27-2007, 05:20 PM
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hey all, this might be a stupid question, but is castrol GTX high mileage (SAE 10W-30) and a K&N oil filter a good setup for as many miles as I have on my ride? thanx for your input.
 
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i have an 98 honda accord with 105,000 and i change my oil every 3000-4000 miles with either 10w30 Mobil 1 Synthetic or sometimes Penzoil Platnim Full Synthetic. i've also used regular oil before but i notice when using Synthetic oil, the car is quieter/smoother when engine just starting and a more power and , especially when accellating. i would highly recommand Mobil 1 or any other full synthetic oil but if all else fails, the next best thing to use is you are right, Castrol GTX high mileage, i also use that before. now to the oil filter, if you change ur oil every 3000-4000 miles, there is no reason to use an expensive oil filter like K&N, i would go with a regular one and change the oil every 3000- 4000 miles. well goodluck!!
 
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Old 03-27-2007, 07:49 PM
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thanx for the info, I would go synthetec, but im afraid the gaskets would leak. I just got done installing all the things and i'm thinking about getting the 40.00 K&N oem fit filter tommorrow. For some reason, I now notice a small squeeling sound in the background but in consistant intervals. It pulsates to the engine vibrations. Anyone know what this might be?
 
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:01 PM
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belt slipping? what did you just get done installing?
 
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:23 PM
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just oil+oil filter. The sound is comming from the rear left of the engine if your looking at it when you open he hood. Like near the intake manifold.
 
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:40 PM
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the most likely cause (depending on when it happens) would either be the distributor cap/rotor assembly, distributor itself or a squeky tranny mount on that side that should only squeek when the engine rocks a little bit and should be fairly easy to discern....
 
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Old 03-27-2007, 11:21 PM
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if its a cap, can I just replace it and rotor button and the sqeak will be gone? Also, if I buy a new fuel filter, should I be able to tell a difference in performance?
Things to buy this week:
Disty. Cap
Fuel filter
air filter
any suggestions on brands? thanx
 
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Old 03-28-2007, 12:17 AM
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so no Beck/Arnley or aftermarket? just factory?
 
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Old 03-28-2007, 11:02 PM
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alright, I bought duralast cap and rotor today. Installation was a pain, getting to the screw behind everything especially since it was locked up. But everything is replaced, electrical wise.Maybe fuel filter or air filter tommorrow.
 

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