Like BITOG?

If you don't mind oil-related ads, and want to keep us running, whitelist BobisTheOilGuy in your ad blocker.

Thank you!

Recent Topics
Clear plastic scratch remover?
by Quattro Pete
06/23/18 08:15 PM
Parking wars show.
by Chris142
06/23/18 08:15 PM
set for years
by 93cruiser
06/23/18 08:07 PM
Looking to replace 2005 Sienna with SUV
by i6pwr
06/23/18 07:26 PM
Trying to fix chainsaw
by turtlevette
06/23/18 06:48 PM
tire rotation
by marine65
06/23/18 06:48 PM
Reese hitch $30 Walmart YMMV
by pda1122
06/23/18 06:14 PM
Managing Anger During Unexpected Tire Change
by TheLawnRanger
06/23/18 06:14 PM
2016 Honda Pilot appears to be consuming oil
by pilot1226
06/23/18 06:00 PM
New belt squeal cause damage to belt?
by pda1122
06/23/18 05:33 PM
Food Safety - If You Have Children
by Zee09
06/23/18 05:15 PM
Reduce TORQUE to COMPENSATE for lubed threads?
by SumpChump
06/23/18 05:02 PM
Chain cleaning and lube
by dadinfo
06/23/18 04:57 PM
Mobil Delvac 1 ESP 5w40 $23.65 at Walmart
by 71Chevyguy
06/23/18 04:36 PM
diesel oil in older engines- RE: cats etc
by 928
06/23/18 04:35 PM
2011 F-150 Ecoboost timing chain replacement
by 14Accent
06/23/18 04:31 PM
My stash of Kendall GT1 almost gone..
by Vern_in_IL
06/23/18 04:30 PM
mobil 1 rebate check
by Fitter30
06/23/18 03:52 PM
Cab mount failure
by ram_man
06/23/18 03:31 PM
02 Saab aero oil?
by Newuser
06/23/18 03:00 PM
Newest Members
bwechols, bowupid, pod423, lemaitrix, azzid0906
65303 Registered Users
Who's Online
106 registered (69Torino, Astro14, 93cruiser, 14Accent, 2015_PSD, 11 invisible), 1494 Guests and 56 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65303 Members
67 Forums
285878 Topics
4770776 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#4462759 - 07/18/17 11:30 AM Recommended Oil?
Hondanewbie Offline


Registered: 07/17/17
Posts: 4
Loc: Pennsylvania, USA
Before I start, i would prefer user experience with the replies, meaning you have used products that I will be mentioning down below. I know this is an oil forum, and that there are analysis somewhere around here. If you have analysis of the said oils used and new, I would like a link please. I have looked and cannot find. Ok let's begin.

Hello guys,

As the title states, im looking towards the near further in changing my oil. I always use full synthetic. However, this is my first oil change for the car i own now. The oils i were thinking about are

Mobil 1 Extended Performance
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JTUBP6U/ref=psdc_15719391_t2_B0089LSM5C

Genuine Honda Fluid, Ultimate Synthetic
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0089LSM5C/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A29XGYB1O66VEN&psc=1

but i have also come across this one as well, however its a synthetic blend...
Honda Fluid Synthetic Blend
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007P5OL1M
/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A29XGYB1O66VEN&psc=1

Im also choosing between a mobil 1 extended perf filter, which i have used in the past and is amazing. But i was also thinking about a honda oil filter as well
https://www.amazon.com/Honda-15400-PLM-A...onda+oil+filter

my car currently has 152k miles on it, just drove to to ocean city and back, clocked over 500 miles and no oil loss. Got 40 mpg. 2001 honda civic ex

I would prefer user experience with these responses. Thank you

Top
#4462788 - 07/18/17 12:10 PM Re: Recommended Oil? [Re: Hondanewbie]
merconvvv Offline


Registered: 07/10/16
Posts: 682
Loc: il usa
Any reason not to put m1 0w20 ep in the choices.
It is supposed to be really good with good dose of pao.
_________________________
1988 Mazda RX7 na PP 10w30 Noack 4.7
1994 Chrysler Concorde 3.3
1999 Ford Expedition 4.6 QSUD 10W30 NOACK 5.0

Top
#4462843 - 07/18/17 01:08 PM Re: Recommended Oil? [Re: merconvvv]
Hondanewbie Offline


Registered: 07/17/17
Posts: 4
Loc: Pennsylvania, USA
im just going by what the oil cap/manual suggests. I was just looking into using new oil. Price isnt the issue when choosing between the two. I just like trying different oils, wanted to know if anyone had experience with the honda filter and oil

Thanks for your response!

Top
#4462871 - 07/18/17 01:29 PM Re: Recommended Oil? [Re: Hondanewbie]
ARCOgraphite Offline


Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 11970
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
Subaru and Nissan share the "Honda spec" filter. I use the M1 EP filter after many trials and its good (with the qualifier if its a Champion Labs build). Honda is essentially a Fram Tough Guard. These too are good filters. I like the Honda PCX -004 for sporty use.


After trying many oils in the Subaru and the Nissan, Magnatec 5w20 is stupendous. QSUD is a good choice, M1 EP 0w20 was tried with no plus to its higher cost and added more engine noise. Just to note the XoM SDS had shown the 0w20 M1 EP to be majority REAL synthetic - a rarity at the 26 dollar a jug price point. I cannot verify this supposition. Pennzoil Platinum was drank like a frat boi at a summer fling, though this usage was in a car known to be a drunkard.
_________________________
2014 Nissan Rogue S CVT, OC#9 41392mi-QSUD10W30 + M110A CHAMP Filter; 2017 Subaru Crosstrek CVT OC#2 ?? mi-SOA/Idemitsu 0w20 + SOA Filter

Top
#4462883 - 07/18/17 01:38 PM Re: Recommended Oil? [Re: Hondanewbie]
ARCOgraphite Offline


Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 11970
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
Know that "Full Synthetic" is an advertising term and not a guarantee you are even buying semi-synthetic oil.

Product made from Group-III refined petroleum oil may be advertised as Synthetic in the U.S.
_________________________
2014 Nissan Rogue S CVT, OC#9 41392mi-QSUD10W30 + M110A CHAMP Filter; 2017 Subaru Crosstrek CVT OC#2 ?? mi-SOA/Idemitsu 0w20 + SOA Filter

Top
#4462894 - 07/18/17 01:47 PM Re: Recommended Oil? [Re: Hondanewbie]
TheBeaz Offline


Registered: 07/14/17
Posts: 22
Loc: MN, USA
Some of the Honda filters are made by Fram which is just cheap stuff rated for only 5000 miles. The M1 XP filter would most likely be a much better choice. I know your looking data sheets but the genuine Honda oil is probably just rebranded oil (It could be Mobil the makes it, who knows) but the M1 extended life is also an excellent choice.
Check out this post about comparing honda oil filters: https://honda-tech.com/forums/tech-misc-15/oil-filter-tech-3123739/


Edited by TheBeaz (07/18/17 01:58 PM)

Top
#4463048 - 07/18/17 04:08 PM Re: Recommended Oil? [Re: Hondanewbie]
Hondanewbie Offline


Registered: 07/17/17
Posts: 4
Loc: Pennsylvania, USA
during my internet research, ive come to find out the honda oil filters come in AO1 and AO2 versions. AO1 being the filters made by filitech while A02 is the cheaper version, less quality product. I may try the honda filter A01 and see how that goes.

Could anyone link me to virgin oil analysis of the fully syn oils mentioned above? the honda ultimate and mobil 1 extended performance. Thanks.

Top
#4463128 - 07/18/17 05:46 PM Re: Recommended Oil? [Re: Hondanewbie]
PimTac Online   content


Registered: 03/04/17
Posts: 4327
Loc: Soviet State of Washington
Lots of AO1 fakes and bait and switch tactics out there. Use caution.

As for the oil, any major brand of oil that meets the specs for your Honda will work just fine.
_________________________
2017 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring

Valvoline Advanced Synthetic 0w20
Mobil 1 M108A EP filter


Top
#4463139 - 07/18/17 06:00 PM Re: Recommended Oil? [Re: PimTac]
Hondanewbie Offline


Registered: 07/17/17
Posts: 4
Loc: Pennsylvania, USA
Originally Posted By: PimTac
Lots of AO1 fakes and bait and switch tactics out there. Use caution.

As for the oil, any major brand of oil that meets the specs for your Honda will work just fine.


As cautious as I can be, i found a seller online that many reviewers on amazon recommend, as there has been issues reciveing A02 instead of A01 filters.

Good reviews from the seller, near future i will more then likely purchase.

Top
#4463152 - 07/18/17 06:11 PM Re: Recommended Oil? [Re: Hondanewbie]
Oregoonian Offline


Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 2761
Loc: Bend, Oregon
Regarding filters.....IMO, the best top-tier filter is the FRAM ULTRA. It can easily be found at WalMart (in store and online), as well as Amazon......and is reasonably priced.

The oils you chose are both good. I've used the Mobil M1 product, but found my engine was a bit noisy using it. Have you considered PENNZOIL PLATINUM oils. they made my engine sound quieter and are excellent long OCI oils.
_________________________
03' Ford Focus SE(2.3L Duratec PZEV)/ 140K +
Pnz. Ultra 0w20 / Fram 'Ultra'/ OCI: 8000 +/-
ATF: Mercon V w/Lubegard Red


Top