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Old 04-25-2019, 07:25 AM
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I doubt you did any damage.

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Old 04-25-2019, 12:03 PM
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I keep an extra 5qt bottle in the trunk, once I've used it up I get an oil change, which is ~5,600miles.
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Old 04-25-2019, 02:26 PM
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Will do. I checked the dipstick again on the other side and it was at the same level on both sides. Still need to go get some oil tomorrow and just do a full oil change. What oil does everyone use? I did some googling and it seems synthetic 0w-30. I don't know if my car currently has synthetic or conventional in it. And apparently I shouldn't put Mobil 1?
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Old 04-25-2019, 03:12 PM
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Lol don't believe anything you read on the interwebs about oil. Or, at least, don't believe anyone who says NEVER USE BRAND X!!! or ALWAYS USE BRAND Y!!!

The only significant concern with this car is that you really should use the correct OEM filter, which is unique to the S2000 (see my sig). Otherwise, keep it simple: get a respectable 30-weight oil, natural or synthetic. Choose the winter weight (0W, 5W, 10W) by your climate. Check the level frequently, and change it out every 5K miles or so.
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Old 04-25-2019, 03:19 PM
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Good idea! Lets start yet another "What's the best oil?" thread and save the OP from doing even the slightest bit of research into threads here. Or reading his owner's manual.

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Old 04-25-2019, 03:22 PM
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I got the 15400-PCX-004 filter from Amazon so I should be good there. I'll just get whatever 0w-30 oil they have at Advance then. I don't use the car during the winter anyways so I shouldn't really have to worry about that.

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Good idea! Lets start yet another "What's the best oil?" thread and save the OP from doing even the slightest bit of research into threads here. Or reading his owner's manual.

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I knew that would start something lol.
I did read on a bunch of threads here that people seem to claim Mobil 1 burns faster. That doesn't really make a whole lot of sense to me though how that could even be a thing, but that's the only reason I brought it up.

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Old 04-25-2019, 04:46 PM
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When you install the OEM filter (different design than generic) be sure to torque with a wrench to proper specs; you cannot and should not install completely by hand.
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When you install the OEM filter (different design than generic) be sure to torque with a wrench to proper specs; you cannot and should not install completely by hand.
This is an S2000 specific thing? I have always done by hand for years
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you could have caused excessive wear. some people might call that "damage".

just cross your fingers and be diligent about checking your oil level on both sides of the dipstick.
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Originally Posted by iCrap View Post
This is an S2000 specific thing? I have always done by hand for years
Yes the S2000 filter is special and hand strength is not enough, just follow the instructions printed on the filter.
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