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What is the recommended oil viscosity for a 250000 miles 98 Honda Civic LX

The engine is not idling, but tends to run about 500 rpm when initially hot and vibrates excessively as it were gonna to turn off. I have poured it about 4 Qt of HM 5w30 oil and add a 16 Oz STP oil treatment b ottle.

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Still the same as the day you bought it.

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SOURCE: idling problem when ac turned on honda civic lxi 1999

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To my knowledge (at least in my country), some Honda Civics have a compensator solenoid the pushes on the throttle that adjust the engine's RPM to its standard idling when the A/C compressor is activated. Technically, this solenoid is nothing more but a coil and a plunger. When the compressor runs, the same relay activates this solenoid and pushes the plunger forward increasing the RPM. Pls check/clean/adjust/replace as deemed fit and necessary.

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Posted on Sep 23, 2008

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SOURCE: 1992 Honda Accord EX 4 cylinder automatic [engine RPM change]

Hi!

It seems to be clutch problem.

There is a way to slightly adjust the idle,on the front of the throttle body where the intake boot is bolted on,abovt the boot and slightly to the left you will see a hole about 1/2 inch wide and it is plugged with grey epoxy like material. Using a flat head screw driver scrape the epoxy out of the hole and there is a flathead adjustment screw. You can adjust the idle up and down just a few hundred rpm. Hope this helps and let me know if there is any more direction you need.
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Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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SOURCE: timing chain maintenance

It's actaully a timing belt, not a chain. But the mileage recommendation i believe is 60,000 or 90,000 miles.

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 1990 Honda Civic will not start

Most of the handas have a pick up inside the distributor behind the rotor button take off the black cover inside the distributor and two screws hold it on with two wires on it. If that go's bad your car will not start i would start there

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SOURCE: my 98 honda civic Lx wont shift into gear

check your shift linkages if the bushing is worn out you may have problems shifting or it could be a bad transmission

Posted on Dec 26, 2009

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I have a Honda civic LX 2009 and the RPM is 700. I understand that the normal RPM is 900. What could be the reason of the lower RPM on my car? Thanks in advance for your comments


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My car has 140,000 kms hw often do i need an oil changeits a 1997 honda civic


To keep it simple: Your car should have used synthetic oil originally:

If you are using Regular Motor Oil - I found through many years of doing oil changes & auto repairs that 3000 miles is the MAX you should drive before changing. After that it tends to lose it's protective qualities & you can actually feel the difference (once you've removed a few thousand dipsticks) in the viscosity.

Synthetic Lubricant- Higher Quality Products will make your car last longer & I can suggest no better improvement to anyones vehicle than to use Synthetic Oil. Change at 6000-7500 miles depending on type driving. City, Idling a lot, hard driving = 6000 & Cruising/highway regular speeds=7500.

Always make sure your air filter is clean & a new Oil filter is installed each time as this will keep the new oil clean longer which provides better lubrication & performance. Some car Mfgs say to skip oil filter change & do every other but I like the results I have rec'd with changing it each time. It also helps to keep the new oil cleaner by not mixing in the dirty oil that is in the filter & associated piping.

If your car is running well, stick with the 5W30 that was recommended as Honda engines are extremely close tolerance. If it has used regular motor oil & is a little noisy, during the warmer weather you could step up to a 10w40 or even better a 15W50 in the summer, preferably Synthetic. Better fuel economy, acceleration & less wear & tear.

Finally: 140K should earn you a badge. That's just a well broken in Honda if it's been well maintained and you should expect much more service from it. I hope that this helps. Good luck!

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