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#1379973 - 02/20/09 08:55 AM 2006 Honda Odyssey first oil change
seminephrious Offline


Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 2
Loc: Texas
I'm going to change the oil in our slightly used Certified 2006 Odyssey for the first time. I'm looking for a motor oil comparable to Honda 5w-20 that I don't have to buy at the dealership. From reading the forums I'm gonna go with Napa Gold for the filter.

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#1379980 - 02/20/09 08:59 AM Re: 2006 Honda Odyssey first oil change [Re: seminephrious]
GROUCHO MARX Offline


Registered: 07/24/02
Posts: 11410
Loc: The Sandhills of NewYorkistan
Motorcraft
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#1379983 - 02/20/09 09:02 AM Re: 2006 Honda Odyssey first oil change [Re: seminephrious]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 20204
Loc: NY
I believe Pennzoil Platinum meets the Honda Specs, and I would use that oil w/o hesitation. You can also use Pennzoil Yellow Bottle conventional oil, if you don't want to go the synthetic route. Good choice on the filter, Purolator Pure One filters are also very good.

Good luck with your Odyssey and to BITOG
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#1379987 - 02/20/09 09:05 AM Re: 2006 Honda Odyssey first oil change [Re: demarpaint]
Johnny Offline


Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 14013
Loc: Retired | Wausau, WI
Agree 100% with demarpaint.

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#1379989 - 02/20/09 09:07 AM Re: 2006 Honda Odyssey first oil change [Re: demarpaint]
webfors Offline


Registered: 06/06/06
Posts: 3535
Loc: Ottawa
Any brand name SM rated dino oil will work wonders in your Honda. Find one that's on sale and stick with it. Pennzoil YB, Valvoline, GTX, QS, and lots more.

If you want to go synthetic then PP is a good choice and Amsoil for extended drains (10-15k).

You can't go wrong with a Honda engine. Just change the oil regularly and it'll last forever.
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#1379990 - 02/20/09 09:07 AM Re: 2006 Honda Odyssey first oil change [Re: seminephrious]
seminephrious Offline


Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 2
Loc: Texas
I just noticed that according to the certification invoice they used Castrol GTX at the dealership!?

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#1379994 - 02/20/09 09:10 AM Re: 2006 Honda Odyssey first oil change [Re: seminephrious]
Chris Meutsch Offline


Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 1921
Loc: Cincinnati
Change the air filter every 10-12k on that van to avoid the V-6 fuel dilution issue. I'd go with Motorcraft oil as well. 5 quarts for $12 here.
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#1379995 - 02/20/09 09:11 AM Re: 2006 Honda Odyssey first oil change [Re: webfors]
hate2work Offline


Registered: 09/04/08
Posts: 4616
Loc: Western Washington

Since you'll be using a Napa filter, you might consider picking up some of the Napa full synthetic oil while you're there. It's on sale right now for $3.29 a quart, and would work well in your Honda, as would the other oils mentioned by the previous posters.

Good luck with your car :)
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#1380007 - 02/20/09 09:24 AM Re: 2006 Honda Odyssey first oil change [Re: seminephrious]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46414
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
We have same vehicle, same year with 50,000 miles, bought new. Runs like a top. Wife drives like an animal.

I have used:


Amsoil 5W-20

Amsoil 0W-20



Right now I'm running:

Amsoil 5W-20 Racing

And have about 8000 miles on it.

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#1380018 - 02/20/09 09:34 AM Re: 2006 Honda Odyssey first oil change [Re: Pablo]
Cutehumor Offline


Registered: 12/10/02
Posts: 8849
Loc: USA
don't forget the trans fluid. I would worry more about the trans fluid changing personally.
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#1380026 - 02/20/09 09:39 AM Re: 2006 Honda Odyssey first oil change [Re: Cutehumor]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 20204
Loc: NY
 Originally Posted By: Cutehumor
don't forget the trans fluid. I would worry more about the trans fluid changing personally.


Good point! When I was selling Hondas the weak link in the Odyssey was the transmission. I left them in 2003, not sure if they got that problem resolved.
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#1380033 - 02/20/09 09:48 AM Re: 2006 Honda Odyssey first oil change [Re: demarpaint]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46414
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
2006 Trannies have the bugs worked out.

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#1380044 - 02/20/09 10:00 AM Re: 2006 Honda Odyssey first oil change [Re: webfors]
gfh77665 Offline


Registered: 09/01/08
Posts: 2091
Loc: Southeast Texas
 Originally Posted By: webfors
If you want to go synthetic .... Amsoil for extended drains (10-15k).


Don't do that! The warrenty will be voided, Honda requires 7500 (max) mile OCI's. Also, the Honda OLM will long expire before a 10-15K interval.

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#1380052 - 02/20/09 10:08 AM Re: 2006 Honda Odyssey first oil change [Re: seminephrious]
JTK Offline


Registered: 08/14/03
Posts: 6960
Loc: Buffalo, NY
 Originally Posted By: seminephrious
I'm going to change the oil in our slightly used Certified 2006 Odyssey for the first time. I'm looking for a motor oil comparable to Honda 5w-20 that I don't have to buy at the dealership...


As far as I know, any name brand off the shelf 5w20 will meet Honda specs. For my 2008 Ody, I've used Walmart Supertech 5w20 and currently have Motorcraft 5w20 in there. Both OCs I used Supertech filters. The maintenance minder in my van prompts for an OC around the 6-7Kmi mark with our usage. The ST filters looked perfect when I cut them open after ~6Kmi of usage. Yes, I would do at least a drain/fill cycle on your transmission. The first major redesign of the trans didn't take place until the 2007 model year.

Joel


Edited by JTK (02/20/09 10:08 AM)
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#1380079 - 02/20/09 10:33 AM Re: 2006 Honda Odyssey first oil change [Re: gfh77665]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46414
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
 Originally Posted By: gfh77665
 Originally Posted By: webfors
If you want to go synthetic .... Amsoil for extended drains (10-15k).


Don't do that! The warrenty will be voided, Honda requires 7500 (max) mile OCI's. Also, the Honda OLM will long expire before a 10-15K interval.


Man - are you REALLY sure? The truth is that extending intervals will not automatically void warranties.

For the record, I ran ASM two OLM intervals without changing the oil. I simply reset the OLM. And what do you thinking I'm doing now that our Odyssey has grenaded? I just reset the OLM with the RD-20. I'm waiting for it to grenade again!

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