Thinner oil gives less friction, hence improves fuel economy.
Blame for this one goes to the feds...they said "make your cars get better fuel economy right now," and everyone said "okay, run thinner oil in them and you'll GET better fuel economy."AnswerI can't specifically explain it for an Accord. All I can offer is that there seems to be a trend by manufacturers to specify lower viscosity oils. E.g. My 1988 VW Golf recommended using 20W50 in the summer, if not straight 40 weight. My 1988 VW Golf recommended 10w30 or 10w40 in the winter. That makes sense to me: "thicker" oil when the outside temperature is hot. The normal service recommended oil change interval was 7500 miles. Engine lasted ~230,000 miles with only slight oil burning at the end.
My 1997recommends 5w30, year round. When I first saw this, I found it hard to believe: Ford is saying use the same weight oil during the summer in where the ambient temperature might be 110 F, and the exact same oil in the winter in Maine when it might be -20 F? BTW the normal service recommended oil change interval is 5000 miles. At 150,000 miles, the engine is burning about 1/2 qt. of oil every 4000 miles.
Now my 2003 Mazda MPV, with a Ford engine in it, recommends 5w20. I do have concerns about engine durability/lifetime with the lower viscosity oils.
If any oil/engine guru can explain the reasons and justifications for these changes, PLEASE do!
I read somewhere said modern engine component are tighter than before, thinner oil will make it flow faster and easier. But I do have the same concern since I live in Sowhich summer high will be up to 105+ and 30F in the winter. And Honda recommend 5w-20 at all time. But better follow the manufacture recommended.
Use whatever the owners manual calls for. If no manual then what?
the ryobi owners manual calls for a .095
Regular 87 is what the owners manual calls for
.035-.039" is what the owners manual calls for...
Unless it calls for premium gas in your owners manual your wasting your money using premium.
The 2002 Ford F-150 owners manual shows ( 5 W 20 engine oil ) for the 4.2 L - V6 Calls for 6 qts of oil.
Could be either green or red. Red 5 year, HOAT type is what the service manual calls for.Could be either green or red. Red 5 year, HOAT type is what the service manual calls for.
I believe that the ratio ought to be 25:1 Actually, the owners manual calls for 100:1 ratio. Just read this owners manual yesterday. This is assuming that the engine has the initial 10 hours breaking in accomplished, which is safe to assume, seeing as how this an 19 year old motor. I thought this was an awful lean ratio, and I plan on running 50:1 in mine.
The standard maintenence calls for : 90,000 miles if its a manual, & 100,000 miles if it is an automatic. . The maintence schedules are in your owners manual, & online as well. . Hope that helps ya. . .
Well, if it is a Deville with the Northstar 4.6L engine, the manual calls for 7.5 quarts with filter.
Yes, if they both call for the same type. You need to use what ever type the owners manual calls for.
Manual calls for 4.5 qts with filter change.
My '97 Mystique 4 cyl calls for 5W-30 oil. Check the owners manual, if you don't have it, google for it. As for brand, I use Pennzoil, but it's all pretty much the same.
the octane is higher, in the long run it is cheaper also.the engine runs more efficiently and cleaner extending the life of the engineThe Owners Manual specifically calls for regular, 87 octane fuel. No premium needed.On a side note, many experts strongly discourage the use of premium octane fuels except when the manufacturer requires it.
20-40W is what the owners manual calls for. I believe it's 3.4 quarts with oil filter 3.3 without.
Hi, The manual calls for 0.010 - 0.014" and a business card makes a good item to use to set it.
Click on the link below Click on Owner Guides The owners manual ( which includes the fuse diagrams ) can be viewed online Ford calls the rear defrost the heated backlight
Different models indicate different amounts of oil per the owners manual for the same engine. Generally most models with the 88ci motor will utilize 3 - 3.5 quarts of oil. It is highly recommended that you refer to the owners manual for your specific model or contact the dealer. My 88ci calls for 3 quarts; I put all 3 quarts in, run the bike for 2 minutes at idle, then shut down and let sit for two minutes, and then check it with the bike on the kick stand (as indicated by directions on dipstick). Add as necessary and check your oil at maximum 1k mile intervals.
In the US, the cheapest grade of gasoline is best. The owners manual calls for 87 octane and the 805cc engine has a low compression ratio, which has no use for higher octane fuels. I've done 34000 miles on my '05 C50 burning regular and it hasn't missed a beat.
just use sunocco ultra 93 it should be fine.
I have 97 Escort LX with 2.0 engine and auto transmission; Theowners manual calls for MERCUR type ATF
For an NPR the rpm sensor is located left rear of engine by the frame rail. Its actually the engine speed per service manual but when you need to replace the sensor the parts department calls it the rpm sensor. Good luck.
The owners manual calls for 20:1, however with the improvement in 2 stroke oils since 1980 a 32:1 to 40:1 should be fine.
8qt by the 1983 owners manual. Calls for single weight, but i would be inclined to use a good multi grade. Filter to cross reference is Motorcraft FL299
it calls for 5w-20, but in the hot summer i would recommend 5w-30. The 5w-20 is a really thin oil, thicker when its hot and thin when its cold and your engine will last alot longer. Are you going to take the opinion of the people at Honda or someone who really just has an opinion? Use exactly what your owner's manual recommends and that is 5w20.