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Sienna, Jenju: What Is The Best Oil For My Suv?

What will be the best grade of oil that one can use for a 2.4 litre suv engine for the Nigerian atmosphere?

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Sienna, Just a reminder.

Tx

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Hello Sienna,

Top of the morning to you.

I fairly recently purchased a 2005 Honda Accord 2.4L L4 engine. It is my first car and I intend using for a loooooong while so continuous maintenance is at the very top of my list.

It had about 123k miles on it when I purchased it in April and now it has about 126k miles.

My question(s) is:

1. What is the best oil to use? (The manual says 5W-20 , but does that also apply for Naija weather and at the current mileage)

2. What is the ideal mileage/time between oil changes?

3. Ideal mileage between transmission fluid change and what brand/type of transmission fluid is best?

4. Any other maintenance tips you can give would be highly appreciated.

Thanks in adavance.

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Zorro, what grade oil are you using?

I can't imagine an engine so young, with so little miles should be so thirsty.

You could even run 5W-40, and it should be fine.

Whatever oil you use, don't run a 30-weight oil, like 5W-30 or 10W-30 - too thin.

10W-40 is recommended, but if it's using it so quickly, then I'd advise running 15W-40.

20W-50 is thicker, and won't do any harm, however, it'll take longer to reach optimum operating temperature, and thus will offer less lubrication if you use too high RPM when cold.

20W-50 is generally recommended for older, hig-mileage engines.

My car has covered 215,000 miles, and still doesn't consume oil, so between my oil change intervals (6,000 miles) I don't need to top-up.

I'm running 10W-40 semi-synthetic.

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Siena I drive a 2004 Kia Sorento mileage is about 65000 it is a 3.5 L V6 bought it last year but I dont think I am using the right oil cos it seems like the oil drys up faster than it should I guess the oil I am using is too light I would like u to give me some pointers for the best oil I could use.

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Hi, no worries.

I'll look into it, and post my findings here.

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Sienna, tx for all the info.

Av been to the site in a bid to get more details of what items need attention going by the line below from your post:

120,000 2 items to Replace, 13 items to Inspect, 1 item to Service / Inspect, 3 items to Change

I couldnt get further details.

Can you help me with the items as per the advice on the line.

Thx

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Thanks a million Sienna. I have really been shooled on how to handle my car.

Much Respect

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SIENA, SIENA, SIENA, how many times did I call you?

If you leave again, I will send FBI,CSI after you.

Welcome back brother. This is what some of us want. I pray Fotodaddy comes back and share his knowledge too.

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Wale, those oil brands should be easily sourced in Nigeria.

I'd recommend Mobil 1, though it seems you've already been using Mobil products.

As for service intervals, it's pretty much listed here:

miles recommended service

7,500 1 item to Change, 1 item to Replace, 1 item to Service / Inspect

15,000 1 item to Service / Inspect, 2 items to Inspect, 1 item to Replace, 1 item to Change

22,500 1 item to Service / Inspect, 1 item to Replace, 1 item to Change

30,000 2 items to Replace, 11 items to Inspect, 2 items to Change, 1 item to Service / Inspect

37,500 1 item to Change, 1 item to Service / Inspect, 1 item to Replace

45,000 1 item to Service / Inspect, 2 items to Inspect, 1 item to Replace, 1 item to Change

52,500 1 item to Replace, 1 item to Change, 1 item to Service / Inspect

60,000 3 items to Change, 1 item to Service / Inspect, 13 items to Inspect, 2 items to Replace

67,500 1 item to Service / Inspect, 1 item to Replace, 1 item to Change

75,000 1 item to Replace, 2 items to Inspect, 1 item to Change, 1 item to Service / Inspect

82,500 1 item to Change, 1 item to Replace, 1 item to Service / Inspect

90,000 2 items to Change, 2 items to Replace, 1 item to Service / Inspect, 11 items to Inspect

97,500 1 item to Service / Inspect, 1 item to Replace, 1 item to Change

105,000 2 items to Inspect, 3 items to Replace, 1 item to Change, 1 item to Service / Inspect

112,500 1 item to Change, 1 item to Service / Inspect, 1 item to Replace

120,000 2 items to Replace, 13 items to Inspect, 1 item to Service / Inspect, 3 items to Change

127,500 1 item to Change, 1 item to Replace, 1 item to Service / Inspect

135,000 1 item to Change, 1 item to Replace, 1 item to Service / Inspect, 2 items to Inspect

142,500 1 item to Service / Inspect, 1 item to Replace, 1 item to Change

150,000 1 item to Service / Inspect, 2 items to Change, 2 items to Replace, 11 items to Inspect

157,500 1 item to Change, 1 item to Service / Inspect, 1 item to Replace

165,000 1 item to Service / Inspect, 1 item to Change, 2 items to Inspect, 1 item to Replace

172,500 1 item to Replace, 1 item to Service / Inspect, 1 item to Change

180,000 2 items to Replace, 1 item to Service / Inspect, 13 items to Inspect, 3 items to Change

187,500 1 item to Replace, 1 item to Service / Inspect, 1 item to Change

195,000 1 item to Service / Inspect, 2 items to Inspect, 1 item to Change, 1 item to Replace

To go more indepth, take a look at this link:

http://www.driverside.com/servicing/mitsubishi-outlander-2008-5644-13072-0

It's a newer model, but give or take, it will be pretty similar to your 2003 model.

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Thanks a lot Sienna,

Can I get these oil grades readily in the market?

I have been using the car for about a year now and I have serviced it twice with mobil oil. The car drives great and I am really enjoying it.

What is the recommended frequency of servicing and oil change for the car?

Thx

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Mobil Super XHP, or on the high end, Mobil 1

Total Quartz 7000 for 4 x 4 or Quartz 9000 on the high end

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Thanks Sienna, you could help me investigate for both 120,000 and 127,000 cos the mileage on the car is just above 126,000 as at this morning.

I bought it at about 100,000 and I didnt do the checks recommended in your post.

Thanks once again.

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^^^ Unless that green box contains oil, or has an engine, what's it doing here?

Never understand why folk don't use the brains God gave them.

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Siena baba,

Thank God you are back.

I have missed u so much on this auto section.

Cheers!

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You engine takes both synthetic as well as semi-synthetic oil.

10W-40 viscosity.

Recommended brands are:

Fuchs TITAN XTR 10W/40 High Performance Semi-Synthetic Engine Oil

Mobil Super S 10W-40 Semi Synthetic Motor Oil

Motul 6100 Synergie+ 10W-40 Gasoline and Diesel engine oil Technosynthese

Castrol Magnatec 10W-40 Semi-Synthetic Engine Oil meets ACEA A3/B3

All the above, bar the Castrol come in 5-litre sizes, Castrol comes in 4-litre.

Considering your 2,4 (118kW - 4G69)  engine takes a tad under 6 litres, (5,8 litres) I'd be inclined to go for any bar the 4-litre Castrol.

The Castrol @ 4 litres costs more than the other 5-litre brands.

You'll only need to buy an extra litre to make up the quantity your engine needs, if you buy Castrol, you'll need 2 more litres!

The oil grades listed are for US / UK cars, Nigeria is hotter than most parts of the US, but the 2,4 engine, even operating in Nigerian climates will never reach a point where the 10W-40 oil will be broken down by high operating temperatures, the 2,4 engine isn't high-revving enough.

The same grade is used in Texas and Arizona, and it's not an issue there either.

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Sienna,

1) SUV make - Mitsubishi

2) SUV model - Outlander

3) Engine type / layout, i.e I4 or V6 - I4

4) Model year - 2003

5) Current mileage - About 125,000

tx

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Wale, more info's needed.

1) SUV make

2) SUV model

3) Engine type / layout, i.e I4 or V6

4) Model year

5) Current mileage

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