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What kind of oil should I put in a 1997 Honda CRV that ...

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What kind of oil should I use in a 1997 Honda CRV (automatic) that is over 100,000 miles?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  acura mstr replied 6 years ago.
you should always use honda ATF-Z1. in this trans and nothing else regardless of millage. as far as the engine use 5w-30 if it dosent use much oil and no thicker than 10w-30 if it does .the clearances in these engines are too tight for anything thicker.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
What is ATF-Z1 and what is the difference between 5w=30 and 10w-30? Also, is there a specific brand I should use?
Expert:  acura mstr replied 6 years ago.
ATF-z1 is the special oil for the auto trans . use a name brand oil and you will be fine .the difference is the higher the number the thicker the oil is so a thicker oil wont burn off as fast. look for this mark on the can and you will be ok. click here
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
ok, i'm sorry, i have one last question. i'm currently running pretty low on oil and i'm afraid that if i drive my car too far it might damage it. can i add a bit of oil myself just to hold me over until i can afford to get the oil changed in a week or so? if yes, how much should i add?
Expert:  acura mstr replied 6 years ago.

GO ahead and add oil up to the full mark on the stick .use whatever oil you can find that is close to the specified type. its better to have a full crankcase .low oil is never a good thing . then change the oil using the correct type as soon as you can.

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