No oil in your Honda? You’ve got 1 Hour!


This 1.8l CVCC engine outshines on its ability to keep on going whether you agree with the additive treatment or not!

We recently stumbled upon this intriguing 90’s VHS taped example of how long your engine will run without oil, with only the aid of some engine oil additive! It’s rather disturbing to watch the two guys enjoy the awesomeness of ruining this EK1 engine in the donored ’82 Prelude. The engine remarkably runs for an incredible 56 mins max, within the 1-1.5k rpm range before seizing up. Experimentation or not, it’s still a rather quirky reminder how tough your old-school Honda is!

Nate Mitchell

Honda Roots Editor-in-Chief A strong SN Honda enthusiast, he currently owns an '80 XR and '81 SN Preludes, supplies parts and operates Honda Roots, and

2 thoughts on “No oil in your Honda? You’ve got 1 Hour!

  • May 15, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Wow that’s good to know! I’ll go longer between oil changes then. 😛

  • December 5, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Amazing but it was agonizing to watch!!! My stomach is still in a knot! =/


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