first time here and pointed this way by a friend after I asked about on twitter.
I've got a 1998 Honda Accord LX 4-cyl 2.3L with 230k miles approximately on it. I try to take decent care but I've slipped up on oil a few times, always able to get another quart into it until I do a change.
My question is, I'm afraid there may be a leak. My last change was about 4 months ago and it's gone significantly down in oil level since then, down to 1 quart approximately. I've added 1 quart to satisfy the oil light until I change, but I needed advice on which weight and brand of oil to get, and what type of filter is a good recommended brand?
I'm also considering spark plugs, as I've not changed mine in about 4 years, though I don't know how big of a deal that is. It's been about 50k since I've replaced them.
I've got additional maintenance that'll be much, much more expensive in the future, but these are somethings I need to do right now. I'm sure transmission work and a new clutch are in the future. I love the car even though she's not that pretty in some spots, but no wrecks ever so I'd like to keep her for a while; car payments on a future vehicle scare me with my income level.