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What Kind Of Oil Do I Use For A Honda Prelude?? It is a 1988 with 216,000 miles on it.

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Any brand will do, but I would use castrol 5w-30.

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1988 Honda Prelude (Maintence)

tire rotation, air filter, breather element,
Timing belt for wear and tear
other belts be it V-belts or Serpentine
radiator fluid (older than 3 years needs a flush and fill)
transmission fluid and filter change. if its a manual transmission then change the gear oil
Battery inspection
Ignition system--- Spark plug gaps,wires,cap and rotor and coil inspection.
Motor Mounts inspection
Other things good for a car of that high of mileage are flushing out the old brake fluid and filling with new....same for power steering.
mostly inspections
Last but not least... put a can of Seafoam* into your gas tank and drive it on the highway for at least 30-45 minutes. congrats on your high mileage honda :-]

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