Retighten the drain plug and refill the transmission with Honda Manual Transmission Fluid or 10w30 motor oil. The question is, should you. I guess it's possible, but unlikely. Turn the engine off and look underneath for leaks. I just got a '97 Civic Hx with a 200,000 1. Located in colorado ive heard some not so good things about overly thin oil, but maybe thats just me? You need to change your oil at least every 5000 miles.
I've only used higher end Fram filters in my Alero. It's probably a bronze color and sits upright like a can of soda. Drain your coolant and take of … f your radiator tube. Don't use the cheap Fram filters. They screen out more harmful contaminants and prevent warpage, leaks, and poor fit for greater engine protection.
After the oils are done dripping out, reach up the side of the engine tank and try to find the oil filter, and unscrew it. Make sure that you understand all the requirements for finding the timing marks on the crankshaft and camshaft, determining distributor rotor position, and not mixing up the plug wires. If … you have no significant engine mechanical experience, this is not a good task to start with. . Pull the codes from the computer, match the code to the troubleshooting procedure, follow the procedure to find the source.
Most Hondas have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. The purpose of this answer is to discourage casual mechanics from attempting this themselves. I'd be nervous that it might change 0W-20 into 0W-0 although one of the claims is it somehow increases oil pressure. In my experience, only 10% of all alleged professional mechanics both understand and can perform this procedure correctly. If you're lucky, you can loosen it by hand without hassling with a tool. A02 is what dealers are getting now. Never forget that dirt is death to an engine.
This is a small engine, so using a remote starter switch or an assistant to bump the starter to rotate the engine is not really necessary. Therefore, another problem may exist. For most Hondas, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. Changing the oil is pretty easy after a few tries. And unless it's under 1 micron it all winds up in your filter - maybe that's why the oil pressure increases. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc. Warranty or not it's probably the best filter you could use.
They did accelerated life testing, environmental testing, and countless other endurance and wear tests and analysis. You can grab it from the top if your arm and hand aren't too big. The oil filter is right above where the oil drain plug is. After setting the valve clearance on all cylinders, go through the rotation a second time to double check your work. There are 4 engine types, each with different valve clearance specifications. I normally use 10W30 in the summer because more heat causes the oil to be less viscous and 5W30 in the winter, but I used an additive Restore this time.
I hope this information is sufficient-it should be or you're very dumb. It's in the middle of the ca … r, in back of the engine, in among various tubes. I will not be responsible for your injury, death, or humiliation, and I can't be sued just because you do not know me. It's easier to see it if you look up from underneath the car, but you'll probably need to jack up the car to get under there. I suspect I have the wrong dipstick or I simply need another quart.
Might be fine for racing or in a benign environment, but would you use it in your street engine and run it 5-10k between changes? The best suggestion is the one the manufacturer printed on the oil cap. So, why not use 5W-30 as the cap states. It would be foolhearty of me to suggest that I know more than the guys that designed and tested the thing. It screws in toward the front of the car. Do this at your own risk, all cars are different, even ones with the same make and model depending on where you are in the world. Repair the source, light will go out if that was the only problem. Most auto parts stores and repair shops accept these at no charge to you.
Look for a cylinder about two inches tall or so. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Civic and that the filter is being changed too. The following is only a brief outline. These filters are recognized for their stronger steel baseplate and housing, silicone anti-drain back valve, high lubricity design, and double-locked rolled seam. Most stuff is only micronized, if that, but if you find it cheaper please post. If you can't do this, see our page to find a Honda Civic oil filter wrench. First of all, you need these equipments -oil filter, check out which one you need at your local Wal-Mart -about 4-5 quarts of engine oil, depends on which one you car needs -a big pan for the dirty oil to drip into -and … about an hour of your time -a jack to lift up your car on both sides Alright, first of all, lift up your car so you can slide under the car.
I love Castrol 0W-30, the fact that it's made in Germany and didn't burn compared to when I was using Mobil 1. Your suppose to wait a little bit to let it all get to the oil pan, then check. Next you need to dump about 4-5 quarts into the engine, and you should be ready to go. That's also one of the many reasons why you don't check your oil right after or while your car is runing. If i have to go to dealer for oil change i verify what they have in stock.