Join Date: Aug 2008
Car: Rover 620SLi, Toyota Celica
Re engine oil, a friend of mine is a PhD in chemistry and works for one of the biggest oil companies in the world. When I asked him about which is the best engine oil, his reply was "Whichever big-name brand is on special offer". That said, I've heard a number of people say there are some pluses to staying with the same engine oil, but I guess you will not know what it's used previoulsy? With the manual box on the 2 litre engine, that really does work best with the specified Honda transmission fluid.
I wonder how any decent brand of oil, of the right viscosity rating, could crack a head? I know that there are issues with coolant solutions and aluminium heads because of the different corrosion inhibitors which are in use by different companies and so I always buy Honda coolant.
Re the belt, I guess you could go see Mr Honda, asking for the belt that fits the equivalent Accord, but that would be expensive. How about Blueprint?
Last edited by bazz54; 05-05-2017 at 17:12.