[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Spied on the Street! 2018 Acura RDX(?) mule?
More.......................
All-New 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback Arrives This Fall in North America, 180hp "Sport" Trim on the way
More.......................
Honda Sets New Car and Truck Sales Records as American Honda Reports July Sales
More.......................
Civic 5-doors spotted in transport in England
More.......................
Acura NSX GT3 Program Progressing with Surprise Public Test Debut Slated for Mid-Ohio
More.......................
Acura Announces NSX GT3 updates via conference call today
More.......................
Just a bit of Civic 5-door trim info
More.......................
PRESS RELEASE: Motorcars Honda to host Solar Derby Event, Friday July 22
More.......................
RDX --> Re: Going for a 3rd in a row
Join Discussion......
CR-V --> Re: 2015 CRV Vibration Recall TSB
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Right Hand Drive Markets/Australia
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: 2017 Hatchback - No more EX 6spd?
Join Discussion......
CR-V --> Re: 2017 CR-V RS
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Toyota 86 = classic?
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: F1 - 2016 Belgian Grand Prix
Join Discussion......
Professional Motorsports --> Re: F1 - 2016 Summer Break Discussion
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: Precision Concept coming to Pebble Beach
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: American Customer Satisfaction Index
Join Discussion......
Ridgeline - General Talk --> Pickuptrucks.com mid-size comparo
Join Discussion......
MDX --> Re: My 2017 Acura MDX Impressions
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: 2018 Camry.
Join Discussion......
Accord --> Re: Did something change with the 9th gen Accord CVTs?
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: EK9 Civic Type R river crossing - literally
Join Discussion......
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
TOV Video: 2017 Honda Ridgeline ride along
Read Article....................
2017 Honda Ridgeline PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
First Drive: 2017 Acura NSX(!)
Read Article....................
2017 Acura NSX PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
TOV Video: Guy Melville-Brown talks about the 2016 Civic Coupe design
Read Article....................

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
TOV Forums > TSX > > Re: Synthetic Motor Oil

Go to:

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

Thread Page - [1]
Author
  Post New Thread
flick76
Profile for flick76
Synthetic Motor Oil    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-18-2002 14:22
Reply to This Message Attach Quote to Reply
Hi all, I have a 2002 RSX-S. During my last oil change I switched to Mobil 1 5w30 pure synthetic. My question is, after the change, I no longer get the surge of power between 6000 & 7000 RPM's . The car is much smother and it seems to pull better. I'm kind of a novice on this stuff. I was wondering why the synthetic would make it smoother.

Last edited by flick76 on 10-18-2002 14:23
def
Profile for def
Re: Synthetic Motor Oil    (Score: 1, Normal) 10-18-2002 14:50
Reply to This Message Attach Quote to Reply
From the articles I read, synthetic oil is much slicker. Mobil 1 is PAO (polyalphaolefin) based (100% synthetic) and it's supposed to be a much better lubricant than mineral based oils. I was told to stay away from Castrol Syntec (and most mass marketed brands) as it may say "synthetic" but it's actually not synthetic cause they use group III base (hydrocracked petroleum base), which is just highly refined mineral base. I'm definitely not an expert, but like you, I was curious about this and did some research.

If you seem to get better performance from this, that's great. Some people say they feel a difference and some say they don't notice any changes.
 
Thread Page - [1]
Go to:
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2014 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy
mobile: 0