I have a 2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4 4 cylinder 180,000 miles. The honda mechanic puts 5-20 oil in the car. I want to start doing the oil myself. What kind of oil should I use? Do I need something high mileage instead of the 5-20? Thanks

Asked by Oct 29, 2015 at 09:28 PM about the 2005 Honda Accord LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2005 Honda Accord
180,000 miles

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Oil and its weight don't matter as much as the contamination of the oil due to foreign matter. Cheap oil and a good filter are ok. If you're concerned about oil weight, that would be determined by a number of factors like season, temperature, age of the car and your driving habits (city vs hwy). Google oil weight to see what oil is best for your car.

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Personally I use the type (conventional, synthetic blend, or synthetic) and weight that the manufacturer recommends. My '03 S-10 Pick Up, for example, has 287,000 miles on the original engine. I use a good quality conventional 5W-30 oil in it. HTH. -Jim

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