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Old 02-06-2011, 07:10 PM
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just wondering been doing some searching. For a 1999 Honda Civic how much motor oil is needed for an oil change? I've read 3.5, 4, and 4.5 quarts. which is it? Oh also one more thing. I am using mobil 1 synthetic oil. What is the changing interval. 5,000 miles or 6 months? Last time i changed my oil was august 18th.
 
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3.5 quarts. Buy 4 and you'll have enough. Be sure to prime the new filter with new oil before installing. I like to change oil rather frequently even though it is synthetic. Maybe I'm just too rich and / or bored though.
 
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:54 AM
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3.5 qts.

I change every 3500 miles or 3 months.
 
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^There is no need to change your oil after 3 months if it has less than 3500 miles on it.
 
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would it be ok to add 4 quarts? or is it best to do 3.5 quarts?
 
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by BurningRubber View Post
^There is no need to change your oil after 3 months if it has less than 3500 miles on it.
Thanks for the tip big guy. I drive my car a little harder than most, so I stick to 3 month/3500 mile set-up I have been doing for the past 4 years.

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would it be ok to add 4 quarts? or is it best to do 3.5 quarts?
Just do 3.5qt, 4 will be too much. Use that extra 1/2 qt to top off as needed later down the road, or save it for the next oil change.
 
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:11 PM
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question. i just bought some oil filters, drain plug and washers from handa accessories. I got a 14mm oil bolt/plug. is that the right size? for some reason i thought it was bigger? do you happened to remember the bolt size for the 99 civics?
 
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I believe mine is a 17mm head. The thread pitch is M14 x 1.5.
 
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