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Old 11-29-2013, 06:36 PM
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I am planning to change my oil sooner,

I don't know what is the right kind of oil to use.

Others say use synthetic others say standard oil.

My car is a 1994 honda accord LX 4 doors sedan


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Old 11-30-2013, 07:00 AM
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Kind of a debate, as you can tell by the different things you've been told already.

All I will say is use the proper weight oil (I believe 5w-30 for your car, double check me) with the correct API rating.
Old 12-02-2013, 04:42 PM
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Synthetic oil should allow you to go longer before changing oil. But getting your oil analyzed will tell you how much longer. And then, even if you don't count the $$ for oil analysis, the synthetic is more expensive so it might not save any money anyway.

Do you live in northern Canada where extreme low temperature will give the advantage to synthetic oil?
Old 12-27-2013, 10:35 AM
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I always use synthetic. Maybe overkill, but it can't hurt and might help.
Old 12-27-2013, 10:43 AM
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It's similar to buying premium gas when regular is design spec. It doesn't hurt anything but your wallet.

good luck
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