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Hello all, I just got my 2006 NBP Type-S 9 days ago. I was noticing today that on the top left portion of the windshield where your 'oil change' sticker goes, that they put 5W-20 oil in this car!
Now I on my base I used this oil but i'm pretty sure that for a Type-S you are supposed to use 5W-30 correct?
Also, when shifting into 2nd and 3rd gear, it feels like a grind and after reading and searching I have come to the conclsuion that this is somewhat of a common problem for our transmissions.
Any imput would be muchly appreciated.:wavey:
 

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??? lol
 

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5w-20 is thinner and will burn fast...which if you do alot of spirited runs could mean trouble...i think thats what my car had when i first got it too...and whenever i got my oil changes they would always tell me i was 1/2 quart low... so i switched to 5w-30 synthetic, and im never low and the car runs great.
 
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5w20 is what Honda specifies for the K20Z3. That being said, I would not run anything thinner than 30-weight in one of our engines.
 

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I mixed 5w-30 and 5w-20 for the winter.

I have burned some.

Just monitor the oil and use 5w-30 next time unless it's very cold where u are.
 

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Thanks guys...these were the responses I was looking for.
Do you all use the Acura quality lubricant oil or do you buy your own? If so, what are some of your personal preferences.
 

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Pennzoil Platnium full synthetic
 

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I am not too sure about this oil stuff quite yet. I'm sure Drumnatural could help you out though.
 

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Thanks guys...these were the responses I was looking for.
Do you all use the Acura quality lubricant oil or do you buy your own? If so, what are some of your personal preferences.
Do a search for "oil" "mobil 1" "royal purple" and "amsoil"

But to answer your question. The most popular used oil is the Mobil 1 synthetic. 5w-30. I have used both M1 and royal purple, and have had to add oil before the change with both oils. The high revving engine tends to burn oil somewhat.

The 2nd and 3rd gear problem you are having is due to our syncro problem. Order some amsoil syncromesh tranny fluid, and maybe invest in a buddy club short shifter.
 

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Cool thanks Maudlin :thumbsup:
 

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Cool thanks Maudlin :thumbsup:
Np man. I read over in your other post about your dilemma with the CAI vs the header/exhaust. My best advice would be to change the oil yourself, take a look underneath your car. Look at your exhaust, where/how it bolts up. Your cat and header, and even the mounts that the esmm insert into. Just get a feel for how everything looks IRL. Then read the DIY, look at the pictures, and you may get one of those "Ah Hah!" moments.

Gluck!
 

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^ sounds good dude! Thanks for the support. I'm pretty sure I can handle it all but the intimidating part is lifting up the car and leaving it on stands...ya know?
 

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Invest in some craftsman stands. They should hold up to 6000 lbs. Your car is 2600ish.
 

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different cams, pistons, compression ratio, ecu, redline, power

different engine :thumbsup:
Well, yes, but........

I've never heard of using a 20 weight oil in any car, I guess I thought 20 was too thin for most engines.

So should I continue to use 5-20 in my base? Will 5-30 provide better protection or will it induce more wear and tear?
 
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