Petroleum to Synthetic Oil at 175k

Nicholas Barbagallo
25

Asked by Nicholas Oct 29, 2012 at 11:24 PM about the 2001 Acura Integra

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 175k on my 'teg but my mechanic is still putting in conventional oil, I read up on how synthetic oil should be put in after about 90k.  Is it too late to switch?  Or should I go ahead and make the transition?

2 Answers

Eric Edson
115

I've never heard of switching. My 98 has 173K and I still use 5W30. It does burn oil though, so maybe the synthetic would help with that? I've driven about 3100 miles in 6 months.

Chet Sawa
85

Go with a thicker viscosity n add some lucas oil treatment.. i wouldnt switch to syn or even a blended version. Due to high mileage the molecular structure of syn is smaller than reg oil , in plan terms it will slip thru gaps quicker than conventional oil

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Acura Integra Questions

Acura Integra Experts

#1 Michael Konopka
Michael Konopka
Reputation 130
#2 Logan Saunders
Logan Saunders
Reputation 100
#3 WheelerDealer
WheelerDealer
Reputation 80
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic"
1,018 Great Deals out of 63,514 listings starting at $1,199
Used Acura RSX"
39 Great Deals out of 570 listings starting at $3,990
Used Acura TL"
356 Great Deals out of 6,768 listings starting at $2,200
Used Honda Civic Coupe"
276 Great Deals out of 11,350 listings starting at $4,440
Used Honda Accord"
1,235 Great Deals out of 68,706 listings starting at $950
Used Honda Prelude"
159 listings starting at $2,788
Used Ford Mustang"
918 Great Deals out of 29,909 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda S2000"
24 Great Deals out of 257 listings starting at $6,800
Used Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution"
14 Great Deals out of 1,121 listings starting at $14,950
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
574 Great Deals out of 33,253 listings starting at $2,595
Used Mazda RX-7"
50 listings
Used Mitsubishi Eclipse"
92 Great Deals out of 1,995 listings starting at $1,595
Used Subaru Impreza WRX"
10 Great Deals out of 3,533 listings starting at $3,000

Used Cars For Sale

2001 Acura Integra For Sale
15 listings starting at $5,000
2000 Acura Integra For Sale
26 listings starting at $2,750
1999 Acura Integra For Sale
20 listings starting at $1,995
1998 Acura Integra For Sale
26 listings starting at $3,900