Can I start using full synthetic oil after 103,000 miles in a 00 v6 accord or is a synthetic blend better?

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Mike T December 11, 2010 at 12:18 am

Should be fine. Its interesting what Campma said in his answer– that his oil consumption increased for a short time after the switch, then returned to normal. As an Amsoil dealer I have heard this is due to the synthetic oil cleaning your engine; since dirty oil tends to get by your piston rings easier the oil consumption increases during this cleaning process. Once this process is over and you have clean synthetic in the engine, you can normally expect lower oil consumption than before the switch due to the lower volatility(how easy the oil vaporizes) of synthetic oil.
There are a couple ways to solve this–
1. after the switch to synthetic change the oil filter more frequently and top off with more synthetic oil until oil consumption stabilizes.
2. Use a product such as Amsoil Engine Flush
This is the method I use and recommend when I convert a customer’s car to Amsoil:
a. Change the oil filter (use a cheap brand for this). Add the engine flush and idle the engine 15-20 minutes. The new oil filter captures the contaminants freed by the engine flush.
b. Turn off engine and immediately drain the old oil and flush.
c. Install a new Amsoil EaO synthetic nanofiber oil filter.
d. Finally, install the Amsoil synthetic motor oil.

If you’d like more info feel free to visit my website:
click ‘Amsoil Online Product Guide’ to enter your year, make, model, engine and see what filters and oil are recommended for your vehicle.
Good luck!


campmano December 11, 2010 at 12:33 am

should be fine, i have changed over at 120000 miles. but check the oil alot right after you do change it. i added 2 or 2 1/2 quarts until i changed at three thousand miles. then it stopped using any oil, and it had alwys used oil before. so dont be suprised if you have to add a little aterwards for a time.


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