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Old 05-15-2014, 03:52 AM   #78 (permalink)
RedDevil
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My car is in for service today, having done 20,000 km since the last oil change (the OEM service interval for oil for my car)
I'm changing to Honda Green Oil this time, and hope to do another 20,000 km on that.

I get a sample of the current oil to have that tested, and the remains in the bottle to have that tested together with what comes out of the engine at the next oil change.
I'll have all three samples tested. That should tell me whether the thinner Green Oil causes more wear or not, and how much the Green Oil has degraded over 20,000 km.

I doubt if I can save money this way, but I just want to know. It is my hobby.
Hopefully in a year I can show something relevant.
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2011 Honda Insight + HID, LEDs, tiny PV panel, extra brake pad return springs, neutral wheel alignment, 44/42 PSI (air), PHEV light (inop), tightened wheel nut.
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