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I've had the same problem with my 318 m43 after an oil change which lead me to remove the oil filter housing to check the drain back valve as I was sure this was the cause, it wasn't. What I did find, having worked out how the oil is circulated, is that the anti return valve only shuts off the return of oil held within the engine when it is switched off. In ...


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Either oil (synthetic vs conventional) can be used in any vehicle. Regardless of which you choose, the most important factors to the oil you select are this: What weight oil is the engine designed for. This can affect both oil pressure, and complete engine oiling. Is your engine a flat tappet, or roller tappet cam engine (very important). Flat tappet ...


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While this is unusual, it's important to note that the Civic takes only synthetic oil (0 weight motor oil). It's right on your oil cap (0w-20) if you look under the hood. It's been that way since 2011. Starting with the 2011 models, most new Honda vehicles will come from the factory with the Honda engineered 0w-20 synthetic oil. Synthetic oil lasts a lot ...


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For info, just read this in the owner manual: If a Maintenance Minder indicator does not appear more than 12 months after the display is reset, change the engine oil every year http://techinfo.honda.com/rjanisis/pubs/OM/AH/ATBA1818OM/enu/ATBA1818OM.PDF


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Whenever I come across an incomplete or questionable service record I assume it wasn't serviced. I always recommend an oil and filter change on any used vehicle. This way you can start your own service interval and monitor things like oil consumption. I would also include things like timing belts that can cause severe engine damage when they fail. Many ...


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Engine oil. Trans fluid. Brake fluid. Power steering fluid. Windshield washer fluid. Coolant. Battery fluid. Dif. Transfer case. Gas/Diesel. Battery coolant (Hybrid).


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Manufactures of vehicles have guidelines for oil changes. These will be found in the owners manual. They almost with no fail give an oil change requirement of miles driven and also a specified amount of time because oil degrades over time. Many times driving conditions are factored into the mileage requirements as well. Any manual I've seen requires that the ...


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